Brookhaven, GA, April 13, 2016 – The Post Reports – Brookhaven Councilmembers awarded Kimley-Horn, Inc. a $214,807.23 contract Tuesday, to prepare a design and construction plan for an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that will eventually be implemented along the Ashford Dunwoody Road and Dresden Drive Corridors.
According to the City, the Ashford Dunwoody & Dresden Drive ITS System Expansion project consists of traffic signal and ITS system upgrades to approximately thirteen (13) traffic signals on the following two corridors: Ashford Dunwoody Road from Perimeter Summit Blvd to Peachtree Road Dresden Drive from Apple Valley Road to Clairmont Drive.
The City says the upgrades will include, not be limited to, upgraded traffic signals, pedestrian improvements, installation of fiber optic or equivalent communications, CCTV surveillance, and corridor system vehicle detection.
The scope of work will consist of the following:
1. Data Collection
A.) City will provide traffic counts within the study area(s) that are available. Additional traffic counts may be required.
B.) City will provide Geographic Information System (GIS) data and latest aerial photography.
2. Preliminary Design and Engineering per GDOT PDP
A.) Project Concept Report and Design Data Book
i. Prepare Traffic Study that includes Average Daily Traffic volumes for the base year and design year (base year plus 20 years) along with design hour volumes for morning and evening peaks.
ii. Prepare environmental studies, documentation reports, and complete Environmental Document in compliance with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It is anticipated the project will be eligible for a Categorical Exclusion (CE).
iii. Prepare all public hearing and public information displays. Two public meetings are required.
iv. Perform surveys and mapping needed for the project. Field verification of existing right-of-way may be required; however, no right of way acquisition is anticipated.
v. Prepare utility relocation plans and coordination and conflict resolution of existing and proposed utility facilities. vi. Prepare preliminary construction plans, right of way plans and final construction plans per GDOT Electronic Data Guidelines.
vii. Prepare project cost estimates for construction, right of way, and utility relocation for the following phases: Concept, Preliminary Field Plan Review (PFPR), Right of Way Plan approval, Final Field Plan Review (FFPR), and Final Plans.
viii. Provide certification by a Georgia Registered Professional Engineer for design and construction plans.
B.) Brookhaven / GDOT Coordination (RTOP/ PTOP)
3. Project Management
A.) Conduct semimonthly project coordination meetings
B.) Invoice monthly per Brookhaven and GDOT requirements
This project is partially funded by a $1,050,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) from their Congestion Mitigation and Air-Quality(CMAQ) Funds – $150,000 for Design and $900,000 for the ultimate Construction. The grant does require the city to provide matching funds of a minimum of 20% of the total project cost.
For this specific endeavor, the funding of this contract will be as follows: ARC – CMAQ Grant $150,000.00 and City HOST Funds $64,807.23. The proposed project schedule has final plans being completed and ready for Letting to Construction in March 2018.