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Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail Study
Agenda for Public Meeting February 22, 2018 - Bellefonte to Milesburg Feasibility Study

The Centre County Board of Commissioners, in collaboration with Bellefonte Borough and a number of community organizations have decided to pursue the development of a new, approximately 2.5 mile, multi-purpose trail (or other facility type) connecting Bellefonte and Milesburg Boroughs in Centre County.  It is envisioned to follow the internationally acclaimed Spring Creek and the historic alignment of the Bald Eagle and Spring Creek Canal.

The first step of this process is the completion of a comprehensive feasibility study & pre-construction analysis.  The resulting document will define a facility type (multi-purpose trail, shared use path, on/off road, etc.), a preferred alignment and outline required permitting, easements, right-of-way acquisitions and any environmental/historic/prehistoric impacts requiring study.  It will also provide specific and very detailed cost estimates for engineering, acquisition, environmental clearance, utility relocation, permitting and construction.

Obtaining a "Request for Proposals"

A copy of the "Request for Proposals" may be obtained, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, from:

Centre County Planning and Community Development Office
Willowbank Office Building -- Third Floor
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

An electronic copy may also be obtained by phone or email request to:

Mike Bloom, Assistant Director
Phone: 814-355-6791
E-mail Mike Bloom

Sealed proposals must be received no later than 4:00 pm EST on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Optional Pre-Bid Meeting

An optional pre-bid meeting to discuss the project scope of work will be held at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the following location:

Centre County Commissioners Meeting Room (146)
Willowbank Office Building
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823


Anticipated Key Dates:

Task       Date
Advertised Publicly February 10
Optional Pre-Bid Meeting February 22 (10:00 am EST) Proposals Due March 13 (4:00 pm EST)
Proposals Announced March 14 (Commissioners Meeting)
Proposal Evaluations March 14 - March 22
Consultant Interviews (If needed) March 29 & March 30
Selection by Commissioners April 4 (Commissioner Meeting)
Contract Negotiations April 5 - April 11
CFA Review of Contract April 11 - April 25
Contract Execution by Commissioners May 2 (Commissioner Meeting)
Notice to Proceed May 3
Completion of Service April 30, 2018 (or earlier)