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  County Administrator's Report     17. 9.    
BCC Regular Meeting Technical/Public Service Consent  
Meeting Date: 10/20/2016  
Issue:    Pensacola Bay Bridge Maintenance of Traffic Plan
From: Joy D. Blackmon, P.E.
Department: Public Works  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Pensacola Bay Bridge Maintenance of Traffic Plan/Bridge Deck Width - Joy D. Blackmon, P.E., Public Works Department Director

That the Board authorize the Chairman to sign a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation concerning the Pensacola Bay Bridge Maintenance of Traffic Plan/bridge deck width, requesting consideration that the design for the Maintenance of Traffic plan be modified.
BACKGROUND:
The design of the Pensacola Bay Bridge has begun, and a major aspect of the design is the Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan, as the smooth movement of traffic along the corridor during construction is very important for the safety of our residents and visitors. In discussions with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) staff, it has come to our attention that the MOT for the design concept selected by FDOT could have major impacts on the ability of emergency vehicles to cross the bridge or to respond to incidents on the bridge. Upon completion of the first bridge, all traffic will be shifted to the new structure as the original bridge is demolished and the second span constructed. The scope for this project originally stated proposals would include vehicle refuge lanes in the MOT on the first bridge, and conditions better than those currently on the existing bridge, which currently has two 11’ travel lanes and a 6’ shoulder. The actual MOT drawings do not meet the original scope requirement and could have a major negative impact on incident management on the bridge as well as emergency vehicles crossing the bridge.

 
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
N/A
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
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PERSONNEL:
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POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
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IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
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Attachments
Letter
Attachment 1 - diagram
Attachment 2-memo from Public Safety Director

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