The 2018 Bond Program includes funding for roadway improvements along West 7th Street from University Drive to the Trinity River. The main purpose of the project is to provide a road in a heavily traveled part of the city that balances the needs of the vehicle user, transit user, pedestrian, bicycle user in addition to others. West 7th Street connects two significant districts: the western boundary of Downtown Fort Worth and three world renowned museums in the Cultural District with increasing numbers of housing, retail and restaurants.
HDR, Inc. has provided services that include but are not limited to engineering, project management and public outreach per the terms of their contract (CSCNo. 50953, M&C C-28764). Through a public engagement process, key attributes of the final design have been established and preliminary design is underway. A final public meeting is scheduled for June 24, 2019, at which time a 30\% schematic will be shared. This contract amendment will allow completion of the final design.
Funds for this project are included in the 2018 Bond Program. Available resources within the General Fund will be used to provide interim financing until debt is issued. Once debt associated with the project is sold, bond proceeds will reimburse the General Funds in accordance with the statement expressing official Intent to Reimburse that was adopted as part of the ordinance canvassing the bond election (Ordinance No. 23209-05-2018).
HDR Inc,, agrees to maintain its initial SBE commitment of 24\% that it made on the original agreement and extend and maintain that same SBE commitment of 24\% to all prior amendments up to and inclusive of this Amendment No. 2. Therefore HDR Inc. remains in compliance with the City's BDE Ordinance and attests to its commitment by its signature on the Acceptance of Previous SBE Commitment form executed by an authorized representative of its company.
The project is expected to begin construction in Fall 2020, pending the opening of the nearby White Settlement Bridge.
The project is located in Council District 9.