3-year, up-to-$500,000 contract to be considered for unplanned repairs of Apache Junction traffic signals

Apache Junction council meetings are held in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. (Arianna Grainey, Independent Newsmedia)

A contract of up to $500,000 for emergency repairs of traffic signals is to be considered March 19 by the Apache Junction City Council.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

“It’s been awhile since we’ve had a light-service in place — about 10 years. We have had traffic-signal services in the past, but it’s been awhile so that’s why I want to give this opportunity for you tonight,” Shane Kiesow, the city’s public works manager, said at the council’s March 4 work session.

“This is our attempt to get a contractor in place to give support to our in-house staff,” he said.

The materials and services agreement with Roadway Electric LLC would be for emergency/unplanned repairs of the city’s traffic signals, Mr. Kiesow said in a memo to the council.

The last emergency traffic-signal repair was a couple months ago at Phelps Drive and Apache Trail where an electrical-wiring short caused problems with the timing and phasing, with repairs costing the city about $10,000, he said.

“We had to bring a contractor in to help pull the wire and diagnose the problems. So things like that do occur. We all know about collisions, too,” he said.

The proposed agreement is tied to the City of Mesa’s cooperative contract with Roadway Electric LLC and is for up to $100,000 for one year with an optional two one-year renewals, he said.

“The maximum aggregate amount over the life of this agreement shall not exceed $500,000,” Mr. Kiesow said in the memo.

The proposed agreement with Roadway Electric states that Mesa entered into the contract after a competitive procurement process. An accompanying Mesa agreement states that the city issued the solicitation for traffic-signal maintenance and a scope of work document states it is for “the maintenance, modification and installation of the city’s Intelligent Transportation System traffic signals and related ITS equipment.”

Apache Junction City Councilman Jeff Struble at a recent council meeting. (Arianna Grainey, Independent Newsmedia)

Councilman Jeff Struble asked if the business is not on a retainer, and is on an as-needed basis, would its Mesa contract be a priority over Apache Junction’s.

“I don’t think we are really assured, except we’ll put this in place it will help liking more of the chances of their availability will respond to us,” Mr. Kiesow said. “For example, when Phelps/Apache went out, we were at the mercy of the contractor that we did have because they had some other projects going on. However this agreement with the contractor shows that we are piggybacking off of Mesa’s contract and will help reinforce some of those requirements that Mesa is also in their contract as well.”

Editor Richard Dyer can be reached at rdyer@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment