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601 Avenue A
Springfield, MI 49037
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269-963-1158
fax: 269-963-4951

email: bcats@bcatsmpo.org

 

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2014 ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS

 

2013 ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS 

 

SUMMER 2013 BCATS NEWSLETTER "THE SIGNAL"

 

SPECIAL EDITION "THE SIGNAL"

Development of the new FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 

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FY 2014-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)

Original full document as printed July 30, 2013

Up-to-date TIP Project List, as amended

BCATS' TIP Amendment Schedule

 

 

2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

 

BCATS TRANSPORTATION

   PARTICIPATION PLAN click here 

 

BCATS Title VI Plan  click here

 

FY 2012 Obligated Projects Report to the Public 

FY 2011 Obligated Projects Report to the Public

 


 

 

 

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 BCATS Announces Publication of "Annual Listing of Obligated Projects" for FY 2014
The listing of obligated projects is now available for review here
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FY14-17 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Amendment #5
The fifth amendment to BCATS' current TIP will be presented to BCATS' Technical & Policy Committees in November, with expected approval by Policy Committee at its Wednesday, November 19th meeting, followed promptly by transmittal to MDOT for State & Federal processing & approval by late December.  Content of the amendment was outlined in the public notice for Amendment #5 which appeared in the Battle Creek Enquirer on October 23rd:

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

THE BATTLE CREEK AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY (BCATS) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of opportunity for public involvement in the 5th amendment to its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FYs) 2014-2017 (10/1/13–9/30/17).  Any project to be implemented with Federal transportation funds must be identified in the TIP.  The proposed amendment includes the following, all projects of the Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT):  1) adding a 2015 bridge preservation project on M-37 (Bedford Rd N) over Waubascon Creek, just north of the village of Bedford.  Total estimated cost $188,000 [~82% Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP), ~18%  State “M” (Michigan Betterment)]; 2) adding 2015 Preliminary Engineering (PE) for resurfacing I-94 from 6½ Mile Rd eastward to 11 Mile Rd. $300,000 [90% Federal Interstate Maintenance (IM), 10% State “M”]; 3) adding 2016 PE for fixed object removal, tree removal, & culvert replacement on M-311 (11 Mile Rd/Wheatfield Rd) from M-60 northward to B Dr S.  $228,500 [90% Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), 10% State “M”]; 4) adding 2016 PE for fixed object removal & tree removal on M-311 (11 Mile Rd/Wheatfield Rd) from B Dr S northward to I-94BL (Michigan Ave E).  $29,500 (90% Federal HSIP, 10% State “M”); 5) changing the 2016 construction of a dedicated right turn lane for northbound Riverside Dr to eastbound I-94BL (Dickman Rd) from “Traffic Ops/Safety” work to “Widen-Minor”, adding signal modernization, and increasing cost ~68%.  New total estimated cost $218,500 [~82% Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), ~18%  State “M”]; and 6) modifying four projects funded in 2014, to be constructed in 2015:  a) extending the resurfacing of I-94BL (W Columbia/Climax Rd), from I-94 northeastward to Columbia Ave turnoff, further north to Hill Brady Rd, and adding resurfacing of the divided section of M-96 (Dickman Rd) from existing I-94BL eastward to railroad bridge.  New total estimated cost $5.4M [~82% Federal National Highway System (NH), ~16% State Economic Development - Category A (EDA), ~2% City of Battle Creek (BC)]; b) increasing the cost to resurface the I-94BL (W Columbia/Climax Rd) carpool lot northeast of I-94 exit 92, by ~156% to $113,300 (~82% Federal STP, ~18% State “M”); c) changing the resurfacing of I-94BL/M-37 (Skyline Dr/MLK Hwy) from Columbia Ave turnoff northward to M-96 (Dickman Rd), & divided sections of junction at M-96, to removal of the existing I-94BL/M-37 (Skyline Dr/MLK Hwy) roadway from Hill Brady Rd northward to M-96 (Dickman Rd), & divided sections of junction at M-96, with earth berming & signing as necessary & appropriate.  New total estimated cost $679,800 (~82% Federal NH, ~18% State “M”); and d) increasing the cost to replace the I-94BL (W Columbia/Climax Rd) bridge over I-94 at exit 92, by ~26% to ~$10.4M (~90% Federal IM, ~9% State “M”, ~1% BC).  Details of the listed projects, and of any administrative modifications that may be presented with the amendment, can be provided upon request, or may be available online at www.bcatsmpo.org.  Discussion and action regarding the proposed amendment will be conducted at the regular meetings of BCATS’ Technical Committee (11/5/14) and Policy Committee (11/19/14).  Both meetings begin at 1:30 pm in the Council Chambers of Springfield City Hall at 601 Avenue A.  Public comment on the amendment is encouraged before or at those meetings; BCATS' regular meetings are open to the public.  Comments on the amendment will be accepted for 30 days following publication of this notice.  Direct questions and/or comments to:  BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI  49037; ph 269-963-1158, fax 269-963-4951, e-mail bcats@bcatsmpo.org.

 

BCATS ANNOUNCES ADOPTION OF UPDATED TRANSPORTATION PARTICIPATION PLAN (TPP)

The Battle Creek Area Transportation Study (BCATS) Policy Committee on July 30, 2014 approved the update to its Transportation Participation Plan (TPP).  The plan outlines ways the public can participate in the BCATS program.  The TPP also includes information about how BCATS conducts outreach for its plans and programs.  The update was adopted after a 45-day public comment period that began June 3, 2014.  No comments were received on the update during the comment period.  The approved TTP document can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Questions about the TPP can be directed to the BCATS staff at bcats@bcatsmpo.org or via contacting the staff office at

601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037

voice:  269(963-1158)  --  fax:  (269)963-4951

 


 
FY 2013 Obligated Projects Report Released
Monday, December 16, 2013

BCATS is pleased to provide a listing of federally funded transportation projects obligated in fiscal year 2013 (which ended September 30, 2013).  Click here or on the adjoining image of the first page to view the full annual report.

 


 
BCATS' FY14-17 TIP Complete and Fed-Approved!
Monday, December 02, 2013

 BCATS' FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)  was approved by BCATS' Policy Committee in June, 2013, and submitted to the Michigan Dept of Transportation on July 1st for State review/approval.  From there it moved on to the Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration, where it was officially approved at the end of November, 2013.  Projects in the new TIP can now officially be advanced by the implementing agencies.

 

Section 1  –  INTRODUCTION
Section 2  –  FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS/FINANCIAL CONSTRAINT
Section 3  –  PERFORMANCE-BASED PLANNING
Section 4  –  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Section 5  –  CONSULTATION
Section 6  –  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Section 7  –  AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY
Section 8  –  PROJECT LIST
Section 9  –  IMPLEMENTATION
APPENDIX

 

Click here or on the TIP document cover image above for the entire document in Adobe pdf format.

 


 

 
This page last updated on 12/11/2014.
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