The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the execution of an engineering-related professional services agreement with Halff Associates, Inc., in the amount of $930,000.00. Project scope includes the 100% engineering design and construction administration services for CentrePort Trail Phase I, and 90% engineering design services for CentrePort Trail Phase II.
This project includes two phases. Phase I will start at the new American Airlines Campus in the east Fort Worth CentrePort area, connect to Arlington River Legacy Trails and terminate at the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) CentrePort Station (approximately 1.6 miles total). Phase II will start at the TRE CentrePort Station and extend east along the TRE railroad until meeting Trinity Boulevard, and then continue heading south to Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie (approximately 3.5 miles total). Anticipated improvements include a 12-foot width concrete paved trail, 3-foot wide shoulder on both sides of the trail, trail structures (bridges, retaining walls, drainage headwalls, tunnel, etc.), traffic control and 911 location signs.
The City Council authorized an Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA) with TxDOT in the amount of $2,757,588.00 on June 20, 2017 (M&C G-18975 and M&C G-19040) (CSC No. 49494 and TXDOT CSJ No. 0902-90-050), for the engineering and construction of Phase I. Subsequently on September 25, 2018 (M&C G-19383), the City Council authorized execution of an amendment to the AFA which added $926,862.00 for the preparation of 90% design only for Phase II, bringing the total AFA amount to $3,684,450.00.
DBE Goal - The DBE goal on this project is 4%. Halff Associates, Inc., is in compliance with the Federal funding requirement by committing to 4% DBE participation on this project.
CentrePort Trail Phase I and Phase II project is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 5.