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File #: 19-356    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 6/27/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/23/2019 Final action: 7/23/2019
Title: A Resolution approving and authorizing the Mayor to execute and administer the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Colorado Springs and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) for construction costs associated with the Spine Road Project. Presenter: Mike Chaves P.E., Engineering Manager
Attachments: 1. PPRTA-3-Way-UCCS Spine RdRES, 2. UCCS Spine Road IGA, 3. UCCS IGA - Exhibits A and B, 4. UCCS IGA Exhibit C and D Public Improvement Easements


Title
A Resolution approving and authorizing the Mayor to execute and administer the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Colorado Springs and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) for construction costs associated with the Spine Road Project.

Presenter:
Mike Chaves P.E., Engineering Manager

Body
Summary:
The attached resolution will authorize the Mayor to execute the IGA between the City of Colorado Springs (City), the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). The IGA commits up to $1,000,000 from the PPRTA to pay 50% of the construction costs for the Spine Road Project.

Previous Council Action:
N/A

Background:
The City would like to construct a roadway (Spine Road) to provide a connection between North Nevada Avenue and Stanton Road. This roadway would be a two-lane road with bike lanes and a stormwater quality pond that will allow the existing intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Nevada Avenue to function more effectively. This connection will also address safety issues for citizens living in the adjacent Eagle Rock neighborhood, students on the UCCS campus, pedestrians, cyclists, and those traveling by passenger vehicle.

When the North Nevada Transportation Corridor Study was conducted, an analysis of the Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Nevada Avenue intersection showed that it was operating at a Level of Service (LOS) F. In response, the City began looking for efficient ways to remove some of the pressures on the existing intersection. Widening the intersection, moving utilities, and acquiring rights of way to add turning lanes proved very costly, so those alternatives were not pursued further.

At the same time, the residents in the Eagle Rock community brought about concerns of safety due to the volume and speed of cut-through traffic on Stanton Road within their nei...

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