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Dickson City Trail Design Request For Proposals

The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) is requesting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from registered design and engineering professionals interested in performing design services for a shared-use bicycle and pedestrian trail in Dickson City, Pennsylvania.

Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. Thursday, ­­­­­­­­­­­­March 9.  Download the Full RFP for Design 1-30-17

***LHVA will host a Site Walk Through on Friday February 17th at 10:00 AM beginning at the Railroad Street Entrance. Please notify LHVA ahead of time if you plan on attending. ***

Project Overview
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA) is requesting qualifications and proposals from registered design and engineering professionals to provide design services for a portion of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) in the borough of Dickson City.

The Dickson City section is approximately 1.1 miles long, starting at Railroad Street and ending near West Lackawanna Avenue in Dickson City. This trail is primarily intended to be used by pedestrians and bicyclists.  Conceptual plans for the segment include dual surfacing (a ten foot wide paved trail with a six foot wide crushed stone trail where available) and two railroad bridge underpasses. The proposed work is a recommendation from the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Feasibility Study.

Ideal for walking and biking, the Dickson City trail segment of the LRHT connects neighborhoods of Dickson City to the business district of Dickson City and Olyphant. Rich in anthracite coal mining and railroading history, this section of trail passes through abandoned coal fields called “brownfields”.

Design of the Dickson City trail shall be complete in the spring of 2018 so that construction can begin summer 2018.

This project is partially funded by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnership Program administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (Bureau) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), through the Transportation Alternatives Program (Tap). The agencies have certain requirements and standards that must be met by LHVA and its contracted consultant.  The agencies will monitor the project.  Certain documents and drafts of documents will be subject to review and approval by both agencies.

Exhibit A  ….Nondiscrimination – Sexual Harassment Clause

Exhibit B ….   PennDOT Pub408 Document

Exhibit C……  PennDOT Design Manual 2

Exhibit D…… Trail Alignment Map