BCATS' FY20-23 TIP is proposed to be amended in
January 2022 with the following changes:
1) Increasing the 2022 construction phase (CON) total estimated cost, by 27.4%, of Michigan Dept of Transportation (MDOT) bridge rehabilitation on the I-94BL (Michigan Ave) bridge over I-94, due to refined cost estimates. Updated total CON budget $1,185,000 [90% Fed Interstate Maintenance (IM), 10% State of Michigan Betterment "M" funds];
2) Increasing the 2022 CON total estimated cost, by 25.2%, of MDOT Capital Preventive Maintenance (CPM) on the I-94 bridges over Riverside Dr, due to refined cost estimates. Updated total CON budget $1,134,000 (90% Fed IM, 10% State "M");
3) Increasing the 2022 CON total estimated cost, by 39.6%, of MDOT CPM on the I-194/M-66 bridges over I-94, due to refined cost estimates. Updated total CON budget $2,449,366 (90% Fed IM, 10% State "M");
4) Abandoning the $50,000 right-of-way (ROW) phase (due to elimination of any real estate work), and changing the primary job scope of CON to Bridge Replacement (from Road Rehab), for MDOT’s 2022-25 bridge replacements and milling & asphalt resurfacing on I-94 from Helmer Rd eastward to M-311. Total CON budget $118,950,020 [$9,000,000 Fed IM, $109,950,020 State Rebuilding Michigan Program (RBMP)];
5) Adding 2023 CPM by MDOT on road segments of M-37 in Bedford Twp, and of M-66 and M-78 in Pennfield Twp. Total CON budget $830,000 (81.85% Fed Surface Transportation (ST), 18.15% State "M");
6) Adding 2023 tree removal & clearing along 2.4 miles of 1 Mile Rd from M-89 northward to U Dr N, by the Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD). Total CON budget $173,000 [90% Fed Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), 10% CCRD];
7) Adding 2023 installation of recessed wet reflective centerline & edgeline pavement markings on 1.5 miles of Morgan Rd from North Ave eastward to M-66, by CCRD. Total CON budget $52,669 (90% Fed HSIP, 10% CCRD);
8) Adding 2023 installation of an overhead flashing beacon at the Helmer Rd S/Potters Dr intersection, by the City of Battle Creek. Total CON budget $30,000 (80% Fed HSIP, 20% City BC); and
9) Increasing the 2022 CON total estimated cost, by 23.8% (due to expected cost escalation over three years of project work and addition of ramps at Old US-27), of MDOT CPM on 6.2 miles of I-94 from I-94BL (Michigan Ave) eastward to 17½ Mile Rd. Updated total CON budget $6,250,000 (90% Fed IM, 10% State "M").
Further details of the above listed changes, and other projects in the TIP, can be provided upon request and may also be found online at www.bcatsmpo.org. Public comment on this TIP amendment is encouraged by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or within the 1/12/22 Technical Committee meeting and the 1/26/22 Policy Committee meeting, both beginning at 1:30pm; call ahead or check BCATS’ home page at www.bcatsmpo.org for details on attending and participating in those meetings. Comments will be accepted thru Policy Committee action on January 26th. Direct questions and/or comments to: BCATS, 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037; phone 269/963-1158, fax 269/963_4951, e-mail email@example.com.
BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was approved by BCATS Technical and Policy Committees to be amended in September 2021 with the following changes :
1) Adding a 2022 Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) project to resurface Beadle Lake Rd from B Dr N northward to I-94. Total budgeted amount $290,422 [$156,329 Fed Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) COVID Relief, $74,321 Fed HIP regular, $59,772 CCRD];
3) Reducing the construction phase budget of MDOT’s planned 2022 milling and two course asphalt resurfacing with sidewalk ramp improvements on M-37 (Helmer Rd/Bedford Rd) from Dickman Rd northward to Creekview Dr, by 18.3% to $5,570,000, due to updated cost estimate; and
4) Confirming preliminary engineering to run from May/2022 to Feb/2025, and construction in Mar-Dec/2025, for MDOT’s $2.7M sign replacement activity on most non-freeway State trunklines in Calhoun County, extending the project into the next FY23-26 TIP.
BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in May 2021 with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Wednesday, 5/5/21 (pA4), and viewable here. Notification of Federal approval was received 5/27/21. The amendment consisted of the following changes:
1) Deleting the City of Battle Creek’s planned 2021 replacement of the signalized intersection of North Ave and Emmett St with a roundabout, at a total estimated cost of $956,940 [$600,000 Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), $257,713 Fed Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), and $99,227 City];
2) Adding a 2021 Battle Creek Transit (BCT) project for bus stop shelter relocations and fixed-route redesign, marketing/outreach, and fare subsidies for “clean air” (high ozone) days. Total budgeted amount $322,141 [$257,713 Fed CMAQ (from deleted North Ave/Emmett St roundabout project), and $64,428 State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF)];
3) Adding a 2021 BCT project to replace up to 25 bus stop shelters. Total budgeted amount $375,000 (100% Fed Highway Infrastructure Program - COVID Relief, notice in BC Enquirer incorrectly listed additional $93,750 State CTF); and
4) Deleting the preliminary engineering phase (PE), as determined not needed, from the Michigan Dept of Transportation’s 2021 Durable Pavement Marking Application on State trunklines in the BCATS metropolitan planning area. PE phase $450, construction phase $36,000; both 90% Fed HSIP, 10% State of Michigan Betterment “M” funds.
BCATS' FY20-23 TIP was amended locally in January 2021 with changes outlined in a public notice in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Thursday, 1/7/21 (pA4), and viewable here. Notification of Federal approval was received 3/19/21. The amendment consisted of the following additions:
1) FY21 transit capital assistance for Battle Creek Transit to continue a Mobility Management model to coordinate countywide transportation & implement a centralized dispatch system between multiple providers. Total budgeted amount $82,500; 80% Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 (Elderly & Disabled), 20% State of Michigan Comprehensive Transportation Fund (CTF);
2) FY21 transit operating assistance for Battle Creek Transit to continue a New Freedom effort to operate demand response service for seniors, persons w/ disabilities, and the general public beyond the existing fixed route hours and boundaries. Total budgeted amount $459,990; 50% FTA Sec5310 (Elderly & Disabled), 50% Local - City of Battle Creek; (% split corrected to 50/50, from 80/20, and non-Fed $ corrected to Local, from State, from version of notice published in newspaper)
3) FY22 local safety project of Calhoun County Road Dept (CCRD) for tree removal along 5.4 miles of county roads: H Dr S from 6 Mi Rd eastward to 7½ Mi Rd, 12 Mi Rd from B Dr S southward to I Dr S, and 7 Mi Rd from K Dr S southward to Newton/Burlington townships line. Total budgeted amount $439,776; 90% Fed High Risk Rural Roads (HRRR), 10% CCRD;
4) FY22 local safety project of CCRD for installation of overhead flashing beacons at intersection of U Dr N and 1 Mi Rd in Bedford Township. Total budgeted amount $27,372; 90% Fed HRRR, 10% CCRD; and
5) FY21 preliminary engineering (PE) for the Michigan Dept of Transportation’s planned FY24, $4.5M reconstruction of the Battle Creek rest area building on eastbound I-94 between Helmer & Capital. Total budgeted amount for PE $520,000, 100% State “M” funds - Michigan Betterment.
(the original document of the current TIP, which was approved by the BCATS Policy Committee on June 19, 2019, and by federal funding sources on Sept. 26, 2019, is available online HERE in electronic "pdf" formatThe FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program was approved by federal funding sources and went into effect as of October 1, 2019.