The City of Kankakee is requesting qualifications from qualified Consulting Engineering Firms to perform Construction Engineering services for the South Schuyler Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Roadway Improvements Project. The project is located within the City of Kankakee and begins on the north end at Station Street and will run south through River Street intersection, then along South Schuyler Avenue over the Kankakee River on the IDOT Bridge, and then continue south along south Schuyler Avenue and terminate just north of Charles Street. The services to be provided under this project are described in the Scope of Services section of this proposal. All work must be in accordance with FHWA, IDOT and City standards as required for approval.
The proposed improvements include, milling and resurfacing of South Schuyler Avenue, curb bump outs, ADA ramp improvements, landscaping improvements, signal head modifications at River Street intersection as well as reflectors and lane configurations along the route to accommodate on road bike lanes and elimination of a northbound through lane across the bridge to allow for dedicated left only turn lanes on the north and south sides of the River Street intersection.
The City has already completed Preliminary Engineering for this project and no rights of way are required for construction. The City of Kankakee anticipates this project being on the January 2022 IDOT letting with construction beginning in Spring of 2022 and completion by the end of 2022.
The City of Kankakee undertook Preliminary Engineering for South Schuyler Avenue and applied for an ITEP Grant Application in late 2020 and were awarded an ITEP grant for Construction and Construction Engineering Services in June 2021.
Timetable for completion of Construction Engineering services is roughly 365 days from the date of the notice to proceed from the City of Kankakee.
The funding of the Construction Engineering portion of the project will be funded by ITEP and State of Illinois funds.
The selection of the consultant will follow the Qualification Based Selection for Consultant Engineering Services (QBS) process outlined in chapter five of IDOT’s Bureau of Local Roads and Streets manual.