Public Works Engineering staff is looking to evaluate the condition and status of the Eddy Street underpass which was built in 1950. The goal of this evaluation is to outline any repairs and/or replacements which should be implemented to extend the life of the structure. Issues needing to be evaluated are related to the condition of the concrete retaining walls of the structure as well as the condition of the Mill Drive and North Front Street Bridges. The current storm sewer pumping system for the underpass is to be evaluated and rehabbed as needed. It is also desired to install netting to aid in the reduction of roosting birds. The desired outcome of this stage of the project is to develop and evaluate recommendations for rehabilitation, evaluate opinions of cost, and select a preferred alternative for rehabilitation of the structure. The main purpose of this project is to do further geotechnical and structural analysis, analyze the recommendations, and to develop the most cost effective design to present to council prior to construction.
On November 12, 2019, via Resolution No. 2019-329, Grand Island City Council approved an agreement with Olsson, Inc. of Grand Island, Nebraska for engineering services on a time and expense basis not to exceed $67,570.00.