Fremont City
California

Staff Report
3662

BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT - Approval of Plans and Specifications and Award of Contract to Chrisp Company in the Amount of $835,448.10 for the Bicycle Master Plan - Year 1 Bikeway Improvements Project (PWC 8874); Find Project Exempt from Environmental Review per CEQA Guideline Section 15301 (Existing Facilities)

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Department:Public WorksSponsors:
Category:Agreements and Contracts

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Item Discussion

Executive Summary: The purpose of this report is to facilitate the construction of a project to enhance bikeways in the Driscoll Rd, Grimmer Blvd, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Stevenson Blvd, and Walnut Ave corridors, in support of Fremont’s Bicycle Master Plan implementation and Vision Zero traffic safety program.

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BACKGROUND: In 2015, the City Council adopted the Vision Zero traffic safety policy that instituted a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities and reduce severe injury collisions on Fremont’s roadways, and in 2018, the City Council adopted a Bicycle Master Plan that envisions an “all ages and abilities” network of bikeway facilities.  The City’s Vision Zero Action Plan includes actions to create better bikeways and to tame high speed arterials, including on a network of safety priority streets which were identified through rigorous analysis of traffic crash data.  The City’s Bicycle Master Plan includes a five-year plan to build out a citywide network of “buffered” and “separated” bike lanes on major arterial roadways. 

 

The scope of this project is to restripe portions of Driscoll Rd (Washington Blvd to Mission Blvd); Grimmer Blvd (Paseo Padre Pkwy to S Fremont Blvd); Paseo Padre Pkwy (Peralta Ave to Driscoll Rd); Stevenson Blvd (Davis St to Paseo Padre Pkwy); and Walnut Ave (Argonaut Way to Paseo Padre Pkwy).  Restriping will narrow travel lanes – a proven countermeasure to safely manage vehicle speeds – and add bike lane buffers and green bike lane “conflict zone markings.”  The project corridors include: Vision Zero safety priority streets; high priority corridors from the Bicycle Master Plan; and areas that serve destinations including regional transit, community services, job centers, schools, and recreation opportunities.  The project will also implement “neighborhood bikeways” consisting of shared bike lane markings (“sharrows”) and bike route signage in the City Center area.

 

DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS: The construction contract for the project was advertised for bids and bids were opened on December 11, 2018.  The Engineer’s Estimate is $970,618.

 

Bid Results:  Bids were received as follows:

              Bidder                                                                                                                              Bid Amount

  1. Chrisp Company                                                                                                  $   835,448.10
  2. Sierra Traffic Markings, Inc.                                                                      $1,214,459.10
  3. Bayside Stripe and Seal, Inc.                                                                      $1,390,438.97

 

Chrisp Company, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, is a Fremont-based firm that is experienced in this type of work and has successfully completed traffic striping projects for the City. 

 

Project Costs and Funding:

 

                Estimated Project Costs:

Project Design and Project Administration

$50,000.00

Construction Cost  - Low Bid

$835,448.10

Construction Inspection and Administration

$50,000.00

Project Contingency

$83,544.81

TOTAL ESTIMATED PROJECT COSTS

$1,018,992.91

 

              Sources of Funding:

PWC 8874, Fund 521 – Transportation Development Act

$285,206.00

PWC 8874, Fund 519 – 2012 Measure B Bicycle/Pedestrian Funds

$400,000.00

PWC 8874, Fund 520 – 2014 Measure BB Bicycle/Pedestrian Funds

$333,786.90

TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE

$1,018,992.91

 

FISCAL IMPACT: The City Council approved the programming of TDA Article 3 funds to the project on May 9, 2017.  Sufficient Measure B and Measure BB funds have been programmed to PWC 8874 through the CIP.  

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: This project is categorically exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 as the repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing facilities involving no or negligible expansion of use beyond that presently exists.

 

ATTACHMENTS:  None.

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the following actions related to the Bicycle Master Plan Year 1 Bikeway Improvements Project (PWC 8874):

1.            Find that this project is categorically exempt from review under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 as the repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing facilities involving no or negligible expansion of use beyond that presently existing.

2.            Approve the plans and specifications for this project.

3.            Accept the bid and award the construction contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Chrisp Company, in the amount of $835,448.10 and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute the contract.