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Meeting Date: 09/21/2021  
From: Christine Cameron, Project Manager III

Lone Tree Overpass Project Update
Present a design update to City Council for the Lone Tree Overpass Project and facilitate discussion. 
  • City Council awarded the Design-Build Contract for the Lone Tree Overpass Project with Ames Construction on February 2, 2021.
  • Over the last seven months, the team has been working on:
    • Preliminary design of the bridge, roadway, and utilities.
    • BNSF Railway coordination for the rail realignment.
    • US Army Corps of Engineers coordination for the future Rio de Flag alignment.
    • ADOT coordination for the new Lone Tree intersection with Route 66.
    • Property acquisitions.
    • Economic Impact Analysis.   
    • Development of the Public Involvement Program. 
  • This presentation will update Council and the public on preliminary design and provide a project overview, discussion of traffic intersection elements including bicycle and pedestrian safety, and project aesthetics.  
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
Safe and Healthy Community -
  • Foster a safe, secure, and healthy community.
  • Ensure the built environment is safe through the use of consistent standards, rules and regulations, and land use practices.
Inclusive and Engaged Community -
  • Advance social equity and social justice in Flagstaff. 
Sustainable, Innovative Infrastructure -
  • Deliver outstanding services to residents through a healthy, well maintained infrastructure system.
  • Utilize existing long-range plans that identify the community's future infrastructure needs and all associated costs.
  • Identify smart traffic management, multi modal transportation, and alternative energy opportunities.
Environmental Stewardship -
  • Implement sustainable building practices and alternative energy and transportation options.
  • Implement, maintain and further the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
Regional Plan – Goal T.2.  -
  • Improve transportation safety and efficiency for all modes.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
A previous City Council reviewed options for the Lone Tree Overpass bond project and directed Staff to prepare ballot language for a $73M bond project to be funded through secondary property tax in the 2018 election, which was passed by the Flagstaff voters.

On February 2, 2021, the City Council awarded the first design phase agreement to Ames.


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