Kingshighway Bridge Project
BOARD BILL NO. 265 INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN STEPHEN CONWAY AND ALDERMAN JOE VOLLMER An Ordinance, recommended by the Board of Public Service of the City of St. Louis (the "Board of Public Service"), establishing a public works and improvement project for the Kingshighway Boulevard Bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad involving the reconstruction of the bridge and associated roadway improvements on Kingshighway Boulevard from Interstate 44 to Vandeventer Avenue (the “Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction Over Union Pacific Project”); and authorizing and directing the City of St. Louis (the "City"), by and through its Board of Public Service, to let contracts and provide for the Planning, Engineering Design, and Property Acquisition for the Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction Over Union Pacific Project, authorizing the Board of Public Service to employ labor and consultants, pay salaries, fees and wages, acquire any and all said real and personal property rights and interests, in whole or in part, including easements (by lease, purchase, eminent domain, condemnation, or otherwise), as necessary for completion of the Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction Over Union Pacific Project, and to enter into supplemental agreements with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission, Federal Highway Administration, utilities, railroads, and other governmental agencies for the Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction Over Union Pacific Project all in accordance with the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (23 U.S.C. 110, et seq.), with any contract containing sections for: description of the work, material guarantees, estimated expenditure allocations, fund reversion authorization, applicable federal and state wage rate requirements, equal opportunity provisions, the Mayor’s Executive Orders, and contract advertising statutes; requiring that all work provided for herein shall be carried out in accordance with detailed plans and specifications adopted and approved by the Board of Public Service before bids are advertised therefor; directing that all construction contracts let by authority of this Ordinance provide for federal and state prevailing wage requirements including prevailing wage holiday and overtime pay and compliance with all applicable statutes of the State of Missouri, the City Charter and the Revised Code of the City, as amended; requiring all specifications approved by the Board of Public Service and contracts let by authority of this Ordinance provide for: compliance with the Mayor’s Executive Orders on Equal Opportunity and maximum MBE/WBE/DBE utilization goals, except when superseded or prohibited by federal or state law or regulation; contractor’s compliance with the provisions of Sections 285.525 thru 285.550 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended, by requiring enrollment and participation in a federal work authorization program and no knowing employment of unauthorized aliens; contractor’s compliance with the provisions of Section 292.675 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended, by providing a ten-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction safety program for their on-site employees; contractor’s compliance with the provisions of Section 34.057 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended, (Prompt Payment/Retainage), as applicable; requiring all advertisements for bids pursuant to this Ordinance be subject to the provisions of Section 8.250 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri., as amended; and appropriating the total estimated cost of the Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction Over Union Pacific Project of Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,500,000.00) from various sources including the Federal Highway Administration Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), and the Union Pacific Railroad Company; authorizing and directing the Comptroller of the City to draw warrants from time to time and disburse funds appropriated by this ordinance and to receive and disburse grant funds in accordance with the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (23 U.S.C. 110, et seq.) upon the signature and certification of vouchers by the President of the Board of Public Service; and containing a public work emergency clause.