KINGMAN – When the City Council denied the nearly $1.2 million modification to the contract with AECOM for the design of the Kingman Crossing Project at Tuesday’s meeting by a unanimous 7-0 vote, the council spoke to the pressing need for the Rancho Santa Fe Parkway project to be included in the discussion.
Kingman resident Doug Dickmeyer was specific when he addressed the council and asked them to vote down the modification. He said council doesn’t know what it wants to do at this time regarding who will design the project or projects, who will build them, or how they were going to be funded. From there, the logical conclusion could be made to not spend $1.2 million if the next step wasn’t known.
Getting to that next step is now the goal of the council. Arizona Department of Transportation District Engineer Alvin Stump attended Tuesday’s meeting. He said ADOT wants the project to use the Construction Manager At Risk delivery method with ADOT as the manager. ADOT has to have a seat at the table as it has the right-of-way and will maintain the interchanges upon completion.
Stump said the CMAR method offers a better chance of coming in under budget, and the real value of the method is the customer service aspect with the designers and contractors being known to each other early in the process to allow for innovations during the build.
Discussion among the council centered on utilizing CMAR, and the 7-0 council vote may indicate this is the direction the council wants to go.
“We can have one project with two phases out of the ground as close to concurrently as possible,” said Councilman Travis Lingenfelter. “The City of Kingman can be in a…
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