Engineering on the project is also by SMC.
Bids on the project will be opened in February, with an anticipated cost of $2.1 million to be financed with TIF funds.
Construction is slated to start March 15, weather permitting, with completion anticipated by November.
The frontage road will include a roundabout at the point where the road curves sharply to the east to connect with 24th Avenue. Originally, the city had hoped to connect with Tecumseh Road, but the private land owner would not grant the right of way.
O’Leary said the roundabout was chosen because high speeds along the frontage road made a 90-degree turn dangerous, and a roundabout seemed preferable to a stop light. Additionally, the roundabout will allow for a third leg, should the connection to Tecumseh ever become possible.
The committee also reviewed the University North Park Master Lighting Study, which will include power-saving, LED fixtures. Light fixtures include roadway lights and lights for the multimodal pathways in the UNP development.
The plan is for 114 decorative roadway light pole assemblies at an estimated cost of $9,500 per pole. Of these, 62 poles are destined for future roadways and will be installed as those roads develop.
The 52 poles that are needed for existing roads would cost about $494,000 and can be spread over multiple fiscal years.
The multimodal path will need 173 decorative pedestrian light pole assemblies. Of that number, 126 poles would be installed on future pathways.
The 47 poles needed for existing paths would cost about $352,500 and may be spread out over multiple fiscal years.
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