In response to the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) call for projects under its 2017 Green Ribbon Landscaping Planting Program, Staff requested and was awarded a grant in the amount of $400,000.00 to fund the construction of new landscape and irrigation improvements at the Montgomery Street/Interstate Highway 30 Interchange. The Green Ribbon Landscaping Planting Program allocates funds for landscaping activities including the planting and establishment of native and adapted trees and plants on state highways. Eligible projects must be located on a state highway within the right-of-way and be under contract with TxDOT by August 31, 2018.
Under the TxDOT Green Ribbon Program, the City is responsible for all of the costs for design, environmental documentation, right-of-way acquisition and utility relocations as required. These costs are included in Freese and Nichols, Inc., design contract. The State will provide funding in the amount of $400,000.00 and provide construction phase services after the Advance Funding Agreement and design plans are approved. The City will be responsible for the maintenance of the landscaping after construction. Upon completion of the maintenance period by TxDOT's contractor, the Park and Recreation Department (PARD) will provide the annual maintenance for this project at an estimated cost of $80,000.00.
The Agreement with Freese and Nichols, Inc., will provide professional services for the design of the IH-30 Green Ribbon Project at Montgomery Street in conjunction with the 2014 Bond Program. This Agreement will include topographical surveying, environmental documentation, the design of landscaping and irrigation, bid-phase services, and project management. The total cost of services performed by Freese and Nichols, Inc., will not exceed $94,450.00. Staff considers this cost to be fair and reasonable for the services to be performed. A transfer of previously appropriated available funds from the Street Improvement Fund Close is recommended to cover this contractual costs.
M/WBE OFFICE - Freese and Nichols, Inc., is in compliance with the City's BDE Ordinance by committing to 20 percent SBE participation on this project. The City's SBE goal on this project is 12 percent.
Montgomery Street from Camp Bowie Boulevard to Interstate Highway 30 is currently being reconstructed under a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with Haydon Building Corp (M&C C-28243, City Secretary Contract No. 47328) including storm drainage improvements along Bryce Avenue from Montgomery Street to Sutter Street. This project includes reconstructed travel lanes, intersection, storm drainage, waterlines, sanitary sewers, sidewalks, shared use path, traffic signals, and streetlight improvements. Construction is scheduled to be complete in summer 2019.
The project is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 7.