MPO Staff Report MPO Technical Advisory Committee: December 13, 2017 MPO Executive Board: December 20, 2017

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1 MPO Staff Report MPO Technical Advisory Committee: December 13, 2017 MPO Executive Board: December 20, 2017 RECOMMENDED ACTION: Consider HSIP Candidate Projects for the FY TIP as Being Consistent with the Long Range Transportation Plan and Give Priority Ranking Matter of HSIP Candidate Projects for TIP. Background: The MPO and NDDOT formally solicited candidate projects for the TIP/STIP. In order for the MPO to give both the local agencies as much time as possible yet still allow MPO staff to vet the candidate projects, the project submittal deadline to the MPO was December 6th. Two applications were submitted; both by the City of Grand Forks. The top priority application was to upgrade all the school crossing beacons in Grand Forks. The proposed project would upgrade all 22 beacons to allow more events to be programmed to adjust to the complicated school schedule. Additionally, the beacons would be upgraded to allow for pedestrians to activate rather than just relying on programmed events. The total cost estimate being in Year of Expenditure FY2022 is $730,000 with federal participation of $630,000. When reviewing the Local Road Safety Program (LRSP) document, these school beacons are not listed as a specific, prioritized project. However, not being explicitly listed does not prevent a project from being considered. In working with City Staff, the following prioritized strategies are identified as being consistent: LRSP under Table 3-9 Unsignalized Intersection Strategies (Infrastructure Strategies) both: A Reduce the frequency and severity of intersection conflicts through geometric design improvements. A4 Improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities to reduce conflicts between motorist and nonmotorists and C-Improve driver awareness of intersections as viewed from the intersection approach. C1- Improve visibility of intersections by providing enhanced signing, delineation or pavement markings/messages (stop bar, larger regulatory signs, LED stop signs, etc.) The second application is to implement some remaining recommendations from the 32 nd Ave S

2 Road Safety Review. This review created the award of the FY2019 HSIP project to modify left tern lanes along key intersections on 32 nd Ave S. This application address the intersection of S. 17 th St and 32 nd Ave S. The Review recommended to re-align left turn lanes and install pedestrian crosswalks if a signal is installed. The recommendations were not needed now and therefore were not included in the FY2019 project. The City is applying for HSIP funds to make these two improvements plus install the traffic signal. Upon further research and clarification from NDDOT, installing traffic signals are not eligible through HSIP funds. Due to the vast majority of the cost estimate is due to the traffic signals, the City staff did not desire to remove from the application the cost of the signals and just submit the two recommended items (which partially are dependent upon installation of traffic signal). Therefore the application is ineligible. These candidate projects are being processed with many unknown outcomes of FAST. It is very possible that significant changes may occur to these projects as more information and decisions are made through implementation of FAST. In short, any action of these projects is subject to change. A separate staff report was released for the ND TA Program. The Urban Roads Program, both the Regional Roads and Local Urban Roads, are yet to formally be solicited. In part, the proposed NDDOT Main Street Initiative may significantly impact the Program. A separate staff report was released to provide an update on this item. Findings and Analysis: The MPO must annually prepare a Transportation Improvement Program TIP eligible projects with the MPO Area must be submitted to the MPO for its consideration The projects submitted are being considered as being consistent with the Long Range Transportation Plan (via the LRSP) with the understanding that as FAST is implemented this determination is subject to change. One project should be given high priority ranking; the other project is ineligible. Support Materials: Pages from LRSP Applications

3 ND INFRASTRUCTURE & DRIVER BEHAVIOR PHASE 2 Grand Forks Grand Forks June 2014 North Dakota Local Road Safety Program TBG SEA

4 LOCAL ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM JUNE 2014 CHAPTER 3: GRAND FORKS REGION PRIORITY SAFETY STRATEGIES TABLE 3-9 Unsignalized Intersection Strategies (Infrastructure Strategies) Objectives Strategies Effectiveness A Reduce the frequency and severity of intersection conflicts through geometric design improvements B Improve sight distance at unsignalized intersections C Improve driver awareness of intersections as viewed from the intersection approach D Appropriate intersection traffic control to minimize crash frequency and severity A1 Provide left-turn lanes at intersections A2 Provide offset turn lanes at intersections A3 Realign intersection approaches to reduce or eliminate intersection skew A4 Improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities to reduce conflicts between motorists and nonmotorists A5 Use indirect left-turn treatments to minimize conflicts at divided highway intersections B1 Clear sight triangle on approaches and in medians by clearing grub, eliminating parking, etc Cost to Implement and Operate 1 Timeframe for Implementation 2 Tried Moderate Medium Proven Moderate Medium Tried Moderate to High Medium Proven High Medium Varies Moderate Medium Tried Moderate Medium C1 Improve visibility of intersections by providing enhanced signing, delineation or pavement markings/messages (stop bar, Tried Low Short larger regulatory signs, LED stop signs, etc) C2 Improve visibility of intersections by providing appropriate street lighting Tried Low Short C3 Install larger regulatory and warning signs at intersections, including the use of dynamic warning signs at appropriate intersections Proven Low to Moderate Medium C4 Call attention to the intersection by installing rumble strips or splitter islands on intersection approaches Tried Low Short D1 Construct roundabouts at appropriate locations Notes: 1 Cost: Low = <$50,000 per intersection; Moderate = $50,000 to $500,000 per intersection; High = >$500,000 per intersection 2 Implementation: Short = <1 year; Medium = 1 to 2 years; Long = >2 years Source: NCHRP Report 500 Series, 2003 Tried Low to Moderate Medium TBG MSP USC 409: NDDOT Reserves All Objections

5 LOCAL ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM JUNE 2014 CHAPTER 4: GRAND FORKS INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY PROJECTS FIGURE 4-10 City of Grand Forks Projects Location Map Roadway Segments and Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects TBG MSP USC 409: NDDOT Reserves All Objections

6 LOCAL ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM JUNE 2014 CHAPTER 4: GRAND FORKS INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY PROJECTS FIGURE 4-11 City of Grand Forks Projects Location Map Right Angle Intersection Projects TBG MSP USC 409: NDDOT Reserves All Objections

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9 PROJECT LOCATION MAP GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA Flashing Beacon Upgrade SCHOOL FLASHING BEACON LOCATIONS NO. 48th ST. 17th AVE. NO. INTERSTATE 29 NO. 42nd ST. 27th AVE. NO. NORTH COLUMBIA ROAD SCHOOL LOCATIONS NO. 69th ST. U. S. HIGHWAY NO. 2 12th AVE. NO. NO. 55th ST. 6th AVE. NO. UNIVERSITY AVE. GATEWAY DRIVE 25th ST. NO. U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 81 STATE MILL ROADNO. 3RD ST. 6th AVE. NO. UNIVERSITY AVE. NO. 4TH ST. NO. 5TH ST. DEMERS AVENUE DEMERS AVENUE 4th AVE. SO. SO. 48th ST. INTERSTATE 29 SO. 30th ST. 11th AVE. S 17th AVE. SO. 24th AVE. SO. SO. WASHINGTON ST. 10th AVE. SO. ROAD BELMONT SOUTH COLUMBIA ROAD 32nd AVENUE SOUTH 47th AVE. SO. 36th AVE. SO. 40th AVE. SO. COUNTY HIGHWAY NO. 81 BELMONT RD. 62nd AVE. SO. S:\ TIP-TAP-HSIP-SRF\HSIP\Flashing Pedestrian Crossing Signage\Pushbuttons and Controllers\PROJECT LOCATION MAP.dwg

10 2017 HSIP Application Controllers and Pushbuttons Updated 11/21/2017 Ben Franklin Discovery Century Kelly & Schroeder Middle s Viking Lewis & Clark SPEC CODE DESCRIPTION Quantity Total Unit Unit price Total TRAFFIC CONTROL LSUM $2, $ 26, INLET PROTECTION SPECIAL EA $ $ 28, IN DIAMERTER RIGID CONDUIT LF $7.00 $ 18, NO12 AWG 2 CONDUCTOR CABLE LF $2.00 $ 6, REVISE FLASHING BEACON SYSTEM EA $18, $ 396, Holy Family Subtotal $ 22, $ 22, $ 44, $ 42, $ 44, $ 22, $ 23, $ 43, $ 21, $ 22, $ 42, $ 41, $ 82, $ 476, $ 476, % Contingencies $ 4, $ 5, $ 9, $ 8, $ 9, $ 5, $ 5, $ 8, $ 5, $ 4, $ 9, $ 8, $ 17, $ 95, Total $ 27, $ 28, $ 54, $ 51, $ 54, $ 28, $ 28, $ 52, $ 27, $ 27, $ 52, $ 50, $ 100, $ 572, Phoenix Wilder Winship Valley Middle West Lake Agassiz Subtotal inflated to 2022 (4% compound) $ 26, $ 27, $ 53, $ 51, $ 54, $ 27, $ 27, $ 52, $ 26, $ 27, $ 52, $ 50, $ 100, $ 579, % Contingencies $ 6, $ 5, $ 11, $ 10, $ 10, $ 6, $ 6, $ 10, $ 5, $ 5, $ 10, $ 10, $ 21, $ 120, Total $ 33, $ 33, $ 65, $ 62, $ 65, $ 34, $ 34, $ 63, $ 32, $ 33, $ 63, $ 61, $ 122, $ 700, Federal Share $ 29, $ 29, $ 58, $ 55, $ 58, $ 30, $ 30, $ 56, $ 28, $ 29, $ 56, $ 54, $ 109, $ 630, City Share $ 3, $ 3, $ 6, $ 6, $ 6, $ 3, $ 3, $ 6, $ 3, $ 3, $ 6, $ 6, $ 12, $ 70,000.00

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12 32nd Ave S CITY OF GRAND FORKS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 32nd Ave S (Bus US 81) & S 17th St Traffic Signal and Left Turn Lane Realignment S 17th St 187' Matching Existing Taper New Lane Striping New Lane Striping 32nd Ave S 250' New Sidewalks and Curb Ramps New Traffic Signal New Traffic Signal New Traffic Signal New Traffic Signal New Sidewalks and Curb Ramps Matching Existing Taper DATE 11/21/2017 SCALE NTS CITY PROJECT 7676 PAGE 1 of 1

13 Project: Traffic Signal & Left Turn Lane Realignment 32nd Ave S (Bus US 81) & S 17th St *Estimated unit prices taken from project SU-6-986(120)124 Washington & 44th St Traffic Signal bid on 10/13/ /16/2017 SPEC CODE Total UNIT ITEM NO. NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION UNIT Quantity PRICE TOTAL CONTRACT BOND L SUM 1 $ 5, $ 5, REMOVAL OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT SY 150 $ $ 2, REMOVAL OF CURB AND GUTTER LF 950 $ 9.00 $ 8, COMMON EXCAVATION-TYPE B CY 100 $ $ 1, SEEDING CLASS III AC 0.1 $ 23, $ 2, HYDRAULIC MULCH AC 0.1 $ 9, $ IN REINFR CONCRETE PAVEMENT CL AE SY 360 $ $ 34, MOBILIZATION L SUM 1 $ 49, $ 49, FLAGGING MHR 80 $ $ 3, TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS UNIT 1034 $ 1.40 $ 1, TYPE III BARRICADE EA 16 $ $ 1, SIDEWALK BARRICADE EA 4 $ $ PEDESTRIAN LONGITUDINAL BARRICADE LF 490 $ $ 12, DELINEATOR DRUMS EA 142 $ $ 3, SEQUENCING ARROW-TYPE C EA 2 $ $ OBLITERATION OF PVMT MK SF 64 $ $ 1, INLET PROTECTION-SPECIAL EA 8 $ $ 1, ADJUST MANHOLE EA 1 $ $ CURB & GUTTER TYPE I LF 533 $ $ 19, SIDEWALK CONCRETE -5IN SY 100 $ $ 6, CONCRETE MEDIAN NOSE PAVING SY 36 $ $ 3, DETECTABLE WARNING PANELS SF 60 $ $ 2, EPOXY PVMT MK MESSAGE SF 64 $ $ EPOXY PVMY MK 6IN LINE LF 464 $ 4.30 $ 1, EPOXY PVMT MK 8IN LINE LF 1800 $ 2.15 $ 3, EPOXY PVMY MK 24IN LINE LF 116 $ $ 3, EPOXY PVMT MK CURB TOP & FACE LF 32 $ $ REVISE LIGHTING SYSTEM EA 1 $ 21, $ 21, TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM EA 1 $ 318, $ 318, IT SYSTEM EA 1 $ 27, $ 27, Subtotal $ 539, subtotal Inflated to 4% $ 656, Notes: 20% Contingencies $ 131, Existing Section is 8" Concrete Pavement on 12" Lime Treated Subgrade Constructed Total $ 788, Under NDDOT Project F-6-081(10)940 City Project 2645 Rehab work done in 2012 under NDDOT project SU-6-081(078)940, City project 6634 Concrete Edge Milling & 2" Asphalt Overlay (3/4" leveling Course & 1-1/4" Wear Course FAA 45 mix) Previous experience has shown that lime treated base should not be replaced with aggregate Assumption that at existing turn lanes lime treated base extends underneath proposed turn lane widening

14 Road Safety Review Recommendations 23 USC 409 Documents NDDOT Reserves All Objections Timeframe Improvement Reason Long Separate Work Revise the access to be more restrictive. Transit Plan is looking at possible bus stop revisions: install NB/SB pedestrian crossing or move bus stop closer to signalized intersection. 32nd Ave S & 25th St Intended to be SB to WB right turn only, but people still make SB to EB left turns. Supportive Past Studies Help pedestrians safely cross 32nd Ave S. 32nd Ave S & 24th St (Walmart) Timeframe Improvement Reason Supportive Past Studies Short Install countdown pedestrian signal heads. Requested with HSIP D Short Replace the WB to SB 5 section left turn head with a 4 section FYA head. To comply with MUTCD and to provide corridor consistency. Timeframe Improvement Reason Long Re align E/W left turn lanes to have zero or positive offset. 32nd Ave S & 23rd St Re alignment not needed now due to no left turn crashes and only low volumes. Supportive Past Studies Timeframe Improvement Reason Short Re align E/W left turn lanes to have zero or positive offset. 32nd Ave S & 20th St Improve sight distance and reduce left turn crashes (predominant trend on 2014 Urban High Crash Location List). Supportive Past Studies Short Install countdown pedestrian signal heads. Requested with HSIP D B, D, G Likely Short Long Replace traffic signal cabinet. Replace poles/mast arms as needed. Install FYA heads and add missing right turn overlaps. Install EB to SB and WB to NB exclusive right turn lanes. Existing cabinet cannot handle FYA. FYA heads have been shown to be safer, more efficient, and more flexible. Right turn overlaps improve efficiency. Not needed now due to low number of EB/WB rear end crashes. G Timeframe Improvement Reason Long Long Re align E/W left turn lanes to have zero or positive offset. Install NB/SB pedestrian crosswalks if a signal is installed in the future. 32nd Ave S & 17th St Re alignment not needed now due to no left turn crashes and only low volumes. Undesirable to install unsignalized NB/SB ped crosswalks now due to high EB/WB vehicle volumes. Page 7 Supportive Past Studies

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