Troy streets committee recommends construction management contract

By Sam Wildow

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TROY — The Troy City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee provided a positive recommendation on a contract for construction management services for the West Main Street project on Wednesday.

The committee recommended moving forward with authorizing Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington to enter into a professional services agreement with Prime Construction Management Survey of Cincinnati to provide construction management services related to the West Main Street Corridor Improvement Project for phases one and two. The cost is not to exceed $850,000. City staff also requested emergency legislation.

“This is all in conjunction with the West Main Street Corridor Project,” City Engineer Jillian Rhoades said. She explained the construction management services include the oversight of the project, coordination with the relocation of utilities, onsite inspections, working with the Ohio Department of Transportation, and other coordination with the project.

The city sent out a request for proposals for the construction management services, and four consultants responded, Rhoades said. The city then negotiated with the firms and landed on a cost at approximately $839,000 with Prime Construction Management Survey. The additional $11,000 is the contingency amount for the contract if the construction takes longer than expected.

“They are a younger firm, but they’re also up and coming,” Rhoades said about Prime Construction Management Survey.

Titterington said this was a planned expense and included in the city budget. He added this project is one of the most complex projects the city has ever done, at least in terms of roadway projects.

According to the city of Troy, the West Main Street Corridor Project includes a number of street, sidewalk, sewer, and traffic control improvements, including widening the street; replacing sidewalk and curbs as necessary; installing a tree/curb lawn; reconstructing a traffic signal; replacing waterlines, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers as necessary; and improving safety by upgrading traffic control devices and implementing access management techniques.

The necessity behind the project is that the corridor has been identified as a high priority location by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Ohio Department of Transportation due to the number of crashes in the area.

Phase 1 of the corridor improvement project is set to begin in 2022 from Cherry Street to Ridge Avenue. Phase 2 will take place in 2023 from Ridge Avenue to the west of Dorset Road.

Also on Wednesday, the council’s Law and Ordinance Committee provided a positive recommendation to the council to move forward with the TREX Liquor Permit application of Fermentum Enterprises LLC for D-1, D-2, and D-6 permits for a business to be located at 8 S. Market St. in Troy.

“This permit would allow for three different categories. This is for the reuse of the Lockbox when they re-tenant,” Titterington said. Titterington said the Lockbox may open again in March.

Titterington said this liquor permit is for an economic development purpose. He said this application would transfer a liquor permit from northern Ohio down into Troy since Troy does not have an available liquor permit in this area.

Committee chairperson Lynne Snee said the city has done this same process with Kroger and Marathon.

These items have not yet been approved by the city council. The next meeting of the council will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, in council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 100 S. Market St.