Public Works requests City Council approval for several road improvement projects

The following is a preview of the October 16 City Council meeting. If you’d like to view the full agenda, you may do so here. The City Council meets at City Hall in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m.

Public Works requests additional funding for paving along Broadway, Live Oak and San Gabriel

To complete paving work, Public Works is requesting a budget increase of $29,543.76. In March 2018, the City Council approved a contract by Hardy & Harper, Inc. to improve several areas along Broadway, Live Oak Street and San Gabriel Boulevard using funds from Community Development Block Grants and the City. Work was completed in May, and the contractor performed additional paving and ramp replacement work on Live Oak Street from California Street to Pine Street to complete the gap between two newly repaved streets.

The original project was approved at $586,300 including a 10% contingency. A project increase of $57,021.70 covered additional material costs. These were approved in the construction agreement, which included a 10% contingency.

Public Works staff is recommending that the City Council authorize the City Manager to execute the change order in the amount of $57,021.70 and approve a construction budget increase of $29,543.76 for a total amount of $615,843.76.

Public Works requests consultant for engineering plan checking services

As a result of an increased number of private developments, the City’s engineering team is requesting consulting services to help perform land development review, processing and permitting. After reviewing three existing consultants, RKA Consulting Group was chosen as the most qualified option. The proposed agreement is for a two-year period, with the option to renewal after a performance review.

Public Works staff is requesting that the City Council approve an agreement with RKA Consulting Group for an amount not to exceed $125,000. Existing contracts with other consultants for engineering plan checking would be terminated, and the cost of the services would be paid for by fees charged to project applicants.

Public Works requests construction contract for first phase of the 2017-18 Great Streets Improvement Project

Pavement reconstruction work continues in the community, with proposed work on the following areas:

  • San Marino Avenue between Longden Drive and Las Tunas Drive
  • Broadway between Mission Drive and Junipero Serra Drive
  • Earle Street between Las Tunas Drive and Elm Street
  • Warner Lane between San Marino Avenue and the west end
  • Oak Lane between San Marino Avenue and the west end
  • Mission Drive between Sycamore Drive and Las Tunas Drive
  • Alanmay Avenue between Mission Drive and Junipero Serra Drive
  • Broadway Place between Broadway and Agostino Road

These streets were chosen for their low pavement condition index and for their location in neighborhoods that have not received paving work for several years. After the project was advertised in July, six bids were received. Palp, Inc. (known as Excel Paving Company) was determined to be the lowest responsible bidder with a bid of $1,445,902 against an engineer’s estimate of $1,800,000.

Funding was approved in the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for street improvements, and the total construction budget is $1,590,492.20 with a 10% construction contingency.

Public Works requests construction contract for the Del Mar Avenue Street Improvement Project

Funded by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, phase two of the Del Mar Avenue project will reconstruct the street 200 feet north of Valley Boulevard to Chestnut Street.

As one of San Gabriel’s busiest arterials, Del Mar Avenue also has some of the most deteriorated pavement in the City. According to a 2015 pavement condition index rating, much of Del Mar Avenue between Mission Road to the I-10 Freeway was considered very poor, with a PCI rating of 27 out of 100.

With this work, construction crews will construct new accessible pedestrian ramps and bicycle lane striping. The remaining 200 feet between Valley Boulevard and the southerly limit of this project will be repaved after the adjacent hotel construction project completes their off-site improvements.

Six bids were received, and Sequel Contractors, Inc was determined to be the lowest responsible bidder, with a bid of $1,170,596.00 against an engineer’s estimate of $1,400,000.00. Public Works staff is recommending that the City Council approve an agreement with Sequel Contractors, Inc for a total amount of $1,170,596.00 to repave a portion of Del Mar Avenue.

Public Works requests construction contract for street improvements to Adelyn, Mount Vernon, Cresta, Pine Street and Live Oak

As part of the Greet Streets Program, the 2018 Accelerated I-Bank Street Improvement Project includes street rehabilitation on the following streets:

  • Adelyn Drive between Mission Drive and Bradbury Drive
  • Mount Vernon Drive north of Alhambra Road
  • Cresta Avenue between Las Tunas Drive and Hermosa Drive
  • Pine Street between Las Tunas Drive and the north end
  • Live Oak Street between Pine Street and San Gabriel Boulevard

These roads were selected for their low pavement condition index and their location in neighborhoods. Specifically, the area north of Las Tunas Drive, east of Mission Drive and west of San Gabriel Boulevard has not had major pavement rehabilitation projects in years.

The project received four bids and Sequel Contractors, Inc was selected as the lowest responsible bidder with a bid of $886,793.00 against an engineer’s estimate of $1,025,000.00. Public Works staff is recommending that the City Council approve the project for the amount of $886,793.00 along with an additional 10% contingency.

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