The next BCATS Committee meeting scheduled is the Technical Committee on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 1:30 pm at Springfield City Hall, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037.
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
AMENDMENT #3 - December 2022
The third amendment to the current TIP was addressed by the BCATS Committees in December, with local approval 12/14/22 at Policy Committee. The amendment package was transmitted to MDOT for State review and forwarded to Federal officials for final review and approval, granted 1/24/23, for the included projects to proceed as amended. The amendment consisted of the following actions:
1) Adding 2024 preliminary engineering (PE) and construction (CON) phases for durable pavement marking application on 1.09 mile of I-94W from Stone Jug Rd to Renton Rd by the Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT). Total estimated costs PE $450, CON $36,900; both 90% Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program, 10% State of Michigan Betterment “M” funds.
2) Modifying the CON phase budget of the City of Battle Creek’s 2023 Capital Ave mill & resurface with ADA ramp upgrades, from Rebecca Rd northward to VanBuren St, total $1,770,000, to reduce the local share of $874,453 (49.4%) from the City of Battle Creek, to $321,255 (18.15%). The total Fed Surface Transportation Program (STP) share is set to the maximum 81.85%, $1,448,745;
3) Adding a joint Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) & City of BC 2023 resurfacing of North Ave from Roosevelt northward to Morgan. Total estimated cost $543,677, 81.85% Fed STP, 18.15% local ($54,328 CCRD, $44,349 City of BC);
4) Moving the CCRD’s resurfacing of S Wattles Rd, from B Dr N to G Dr N, from 2025 to 2023. Total estimated cost $2,024,999, 81.85% Fed STP, 18.15% CCRD;
5) Adding the City of Springfield’s 2023 resurfacing of Harmonia Rd, from Evergreen to Helmer. Total estimated cost $659,743, 81.85% Fed STP, 18.15% City of Springfield;
6) Adding 2023 capital improvements for Battle Creek Transit, including a shop truck with plow, roof repair, mobile column lift/vehicle hoist, two administrative vehicles, and miscellaneous maintenance equipment. Total estimated cost $485,500, 80% Fed STP, 20% State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF);
7) Adding 2025 resurfacing of Skyline Dr, from Columbia Ave to Hill-Brady Rd, by the City of BC. Total estimated cost $604,765, 81.85% Fed STP, 18.15% City of BC; and
8) Adding 2025 resurfacing of B Dr N, from 6½ Mile Rd to Beadle Lake Rd, by the CCRD. Total estimated cost $610,874, 81.85% Fed STP, 18.15% CCRD.
AMENDMENT #2 - September 2022
The second amendment to the current TIP was addressed by the BCATS Committees in September, with local approval 9/28/22 at Policy Committee. The amendment package was transmitted to MDOT for State review and forwarded to Federal officials for final review and approval, granted 10/19/22, for the included projects to proceed as amended. The amendment consisted of the following actions:
1) Increasing the total construction (CON) phase budget of the City of Battle Creek’s FY23 Capital Ave mill & resurface with ADA ramp upgrades, by 53.7% to $1,770,000. The increase reflects the new inclusion of the section from Fairfield to Weeks, establishing the project limits as the contiguous segment of Capital Ave from Rebecca Rd northward to VanBuren St, as well as general inflated costs. Total Federal Surface Transportation Program $895,547; total City of Battle Creek $874,453; and
2) Increasing the total CON budget of the Michigan Dept of Transportation’s FY23 bridge rehabilitation at M-96 (Columbia Ave) over I-194/M-66, by 31.7% to $3,498,460. The increase is mainly due to underestimate of original budget, increase in unit prices, bringing up to standard the ramp terminals, additional work to improve superelevation and cross slope, and crown adjustment. Total Fed Interstate Maintenance & Fed Surface Transportation Program $3,138,822; total State of Michigan Betterment “M” funds $329,821; total City of BC $96,057.
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
Complete TIP Document Available HERE
The FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the BCATS area was unanimously approved by both BCATS' Technical and Policy Committees on May 11th and May 25th respectively. The full document was transmitted July 1st to MDOT for State review and was forwarded to Federal officials for final review and approval, granted 9/19/22. The new TIP will go into effect on October 1, 2022, the first day of FY23. The list of projects selected for the FY23-26 TIP was also transmitted July 1st to MDOT through JobNet, the State's online database program for managing transportation improvement projects, and is also now Fed-approved for the selected projects, particularly those planned for FY23 implementation, to proceed after October 1st. The establishment of the new TIP for FY23-26 with FY24-26 projects added to FY23 projects carried over from the previous TIP is considered Amendment #1 to the FY23-26 TIP.
The new TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY DETERMINATION REPORT associated with the development of the BCATS 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program was finalized and is available to view below:
Questions about the Report can be directed to BCATS at email@example.com.
BCATS' FY 2023 Unified Work Program (UWP) is available to view at this link. The BCATS Committees acted upon the FY 2023 UWP document in May. The locally approved document was approved and went into effect on October 1, 2022.
2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
BCATS' 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan has been completed and was approved by the BCATS Policy Committee on February 23, 2022. The full 222-page document can be viewed here, or view the Executive Summary here.