City council to consider Corwin Road signal redesign contract

October 2, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City Council members will consider a request to approve a contract for engineering services to redesign a traffic signal at the intersection of Corwin Road and Highway 95.

Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council chamber, 1255 Marina Blvd. City Council meetings are open to the public and live-cast on TV4.

Kimley-Horn & Associates of Phoenix was hired in 2017 to design the traffic signal and the city entered into an agreement in March with the Arizona Department of Transportation for improvements to the intersection.

According to the request, data has shown a number of vehicle crashes have occurred from south of city limits to Long Avenue, including three fatalities. The signal is intended to help minimize collisions with drivers attempting to make a left turn at the top of the hill from Corwin Road.

The intersection will be redesigned as a Florida “T” type intersection to maintain a free flow of southbound traffic on Highway 95. An acceleration lane and raised median will be required on the highway.

The contract request is not to exceed $65,530. Money for the project was budgeted for this fiscal year in the 2018-19 Capital Improvements Projects budget.

Council members also will consider approving the $53,557.58 purchase of 50 Tasers, 50 extended-power magazines and 50 holsters for Bullhead City Police Department, as well as a $256,333 contract request with Schofield Civil Construction LLC of Phoenix for the installation of a new owner-supplied belt filter press and conveyor system and ancillary equipment at the Section 18 Wastewater Treatment Plant.

In other business, council will discuss and possibly take action to approve a $7,500 budget transfer from the general fund contingency to the general services budget to conduct a land appraisal on an 11-acre parcel of land immediately south of the Laughlin Bridge just west of Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino’s parking area. The city has been encouraging the State of Arizona to develop a park for public river access, but the state has not issued firm plans for the use of the parcel. The city is seeking an appraisal of the land in order to devise options with which to approach the state for the land’s further development.

Members will discuss and possibly take action on a request for approval of a $250,000 construction contract with General Acrylics Inc. of Phoenix for the second phase of the Rotary Park pickleball and tennis courts project.

This project includes grading, concrete courts, sidewalks, drainage facilities, lights and associated work. The project eventually will include a total of 16 pickleball courts and two tennis courts. Phase 2 of the project was included in the fiscal year 2018-19 budge in the capital improvement plan under park improvements.

Bullhead City Manager Toby Cotter will include in his manager’s report an update of the Laughlin Ranch Boulevard grand opening on Wednesday, and the opening day of the season for Bullhead City Farmers Market on Saturday. The city manager will discuss an Old Bullhead Neighborhood Workshop set for Oct. 16.

Council will issue proclamations declaring Wednesday as National Night Out, the week of Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week and the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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