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File #: 17-713    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2018 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 11/27/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Transportation Projects for NCDOT's High Impact and Low Cost Projects Program PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Board information about a funding source from NCDOT for small, shovel ready transportation projects, to evaluate Town projects which appear to be candidates for the program, and to consider whether to submit any or all of these projects for possible funding.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution_NCDOT High Impact and Low Cost Projects, 2. Attachment B - Hi Impact Low Cost Project Maps and Descriptions, 3. Attachment C - High Impact Low Cost Project Scores, 4. Attachment D - High Impact Low Cost Division 7 Criteria
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Consideration of Transportation Projects for NCDOT's High Impact and Low Cost Projects Program
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Board information about a funding source from NCDOT for small, shovel ready transportation projects, to evaluate Town projects which appear to be candidates for the program, and to consider whether to submit any or all of these projects for possible funding.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Zachary Hallock, 919-918-7329, zhallock@townofcarrboro.org; Tina Moon, 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: On November 7th, NCDOT announced a call for projects to be funded as a part of State Senate Bill 257, "Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2017," Section 34.7(c) High Impact and Low Cost Projects. (Information about the SB 257 may be found at the following link: https://dashboard.ncleg.net/api/Services/BillSummary/2017/S257-SMRW-104(sl)-v-2) Now in its third year, the program is designed to provide funding for small, shove ready, highway projects which support regional/local needs and priorities, including job creation and economic growth. The selection criteria, developed by NCDOT Division 7, provides points for eight categories: traffic volume, safety, roadway characteristics, multimodal benefits, other funding availability, and county economic well-being based on county tier designation.

Staff has identified four possible projects that appear to score well on the selection criteria and address local transportation interests:

1) Construction of shoulders on NC Old 86 from Homestead Road to Farmhouse Road. This project has been submitted for funding as part of the formal prioritization process under both the highway and bike-ped category but has not scored well in the SPOT evaluation process.

2) Improve the bike-ped facilities on the Smith Level Road Bridge over Morgan Creek by widening the sidewalk and restriping. This project was identified...

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