Long Beach, CA
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File #: 14-0019    Version: 1 Name: PW - Agrmnt w/LA Co. MTA for design funding for widening of Atlantic/Willow intersection D6
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/13/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/4/2014 Final action: 3/4/2014
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute Funding Agreement No. MOU.MR306.22, and any amendments as necessary, between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the City of Long Beach (City), to provide design funding for widening the Atlantic Avenue and Willow Street intersection. (District 6)
Sponsors: Public Works
Indexes: Agreements
Attachments: 1. 030414-R-21sr.pdf, 2. 030414-R-21att.pdf
Related files: 33426_000
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute Funding Agreement No. MOU.MR306.22, and any amendments as necessary, between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the City of Long Beach (City), to provide design funding for widening the Atlantic Avenue and Willow Street intersection. (District 6)

DISCUSSION
The Atlantic Avenue and Willow Street Intersection Project (Project) will improve existing traffic congestion and address impacts of the I-710 Corridor Project by adding a left and right turn lane to the northbound and southbound approaches of the intersection. The Project improves existing traffic deficiencies and addresses projected traffic volume growth by adding capacity to the turning movements. The proposed intersection widening is shown on the attachment.

On June 19, 2013, the I-710 Project Committee recommended $300,000 in Measure R “Early Action” funds for the Atlantic Avenue and Willow Street Widening Project for pre-design, design and right-of-way engineering. Atlantic Avenue and Willow Street were identified in the EIR as an impacted intersection in the I-710 Early Action Report. At its meeting on June 27, 2013, the Metro Board of Directors programmed $300,000 in Measure R funds to the City of Long Beach for the design of the Project, subject to the terms of a Funding Agreement. In order to proceed with the release of these funds from Metro, the City must enter into a Funding Agreement (Agreement). The Agreement specifies each agency’s roles of the Measure R funds, which includes designing, reviewing, approving, and invoicing for the Project. The Agreement calls for the City to be responsible for the preparation of the plans, specifications, and estimates of the Project to widen the intersection and improve traffic congestion to meet projected traffic volumes by the year 2040. It is envisioned that the design will begin in Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 15), and construction will proceed afte...

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