Construction is set to begin at the Lincoln Drive and Invergordon Road intersection after the Paradise Valley Town Council approved a contract for the intersection’s realignment.
Council approved 6-0 a contract for $188,658.91 to B&F Contracting, Inc. at its May 14 meeting. The council also approved the waiving of a 14-day contract execution wait period.
Vice Mayor Julie Pace recused herself from the discussion because she is a lawyer and her firm represents B&F Contracting. She said since there was enough people to vote, she and Town Attorney Andrew Miller decided a recusal was appropriate.
Invergordon Road, at the intersection of Lincoln Drive, isn’t aligned thus prompting the project. Invergordon south of Lincoln Drive is wider than the northern side of Lincoln.
The project will include adding 4 feet of asphalt and 2 feet of ribbon curb to the west side of Invergordon north of Lincoln. It will also relocate existing traffic signal poles on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Plans also call for the reconstruction of the sidewalk ramp at the northwest corner to better meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Builders will also remove and reconstruct portions of residential driveways that may see effects from the widening. Town staff noted the project will all be within the town-owned right-of-way.
There will also be a dedicated left-turn signal from drivers heading from westbound Lincoln Drive to southbound Invergordon Road. The same will apply for motorists driving from eastbound Lincoln to northbound Invergordon.
Councilmember Ellen Andeen thanked Town Engineer Paul Mood for including the left-turn signals as part of the project.
“I had numerous residents who had brought that to my attention so I brought it up in one of the study sessions,” she said during the meeting. “I just wanted to thank you for doing all of the analysis to see that we could actually include that in this redesign project.”
Town staff initially set up a construction budget of $200,000 for the project. The contract amount also includes $10,000 in owner’s contingency funds.
The town is using a contract from the Cooperative Purchasing Agreement based on Peoria’s job order contract for traffic systems with B&F Contracting. Staff recommend the contractor because of past work on town intersections in 2015, which included a traffic signal at Lincoln and Invergordon.
Mr. Mood said the project should finish prior to June 30 since the project is part of the fiscal year 2020 budget. This puts completion of the project ahead of the Lincoln Drive asphalt mill and overlay project.