Cooperative Agreements with New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for Second and Third Street Railway Crossings Design
Based on City Council’s direction, city staff has been working with NMDOT Railway Division staff to design and construct pedestrian safety improvements for the Second and Third Streets railway grade crossings, and the approaches to it, including the addition of warning devices and a new widened crossing surface to accommodate pedestrian traffic. NMDOT Railway Division staff has budgeted Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding for the design of these pedestrian safety improvements, which includes a ten (10) percent state match.
Under the attached Cooperative Project Agreements for design work, the city agrees to procure a design consultant, to comply with all the federal and state requirements listed in the agreement, and to submit requests for reimbursement of design costs incurred by the city. The city is responsible for any project costs that exceed federal funding (and state match). Also, if the project is cancelled or not constructed within ten (10) years, certain costs will have to be repaid.
In order to proceed with procurement for a design consultant for these railway-highway crossing pedestrian safety improvements for Second and Third Street, staff is requesting that Council approve the attached Cooperative Project Agreements in the amount of $45,000 for Second Street and $45,000 for Third Street grade crossings and adjust the budget in order to fund and implement the Railway-Highway Crossings Program. CB Strain, Planning and Development Director, will be the Local Agency contact/manager for these projects. Any required project review costs incurred by BNSF Railroad will be funded by NMDOT.
Approve a budget adjustment for revenues and expenditures in the amount of $90,000 and approve the Cooperative Project Agreements with NMDOT for FHWY funding in the amount of $45,000 for Second Street grade crossing (Project Control No. 6101480) and in the amount of $45,000 for Third Street grade crossing (Project Control No. 6101470) and authorize the Mayor to execute these agreements.
- Fiscal Impact:
- City will be reimbursed for project costs up to $90,000 for design of both Railway crossings.
- See recommendation in the summary
- Speaker's Name
- Maryann Ustick