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File #: 2018-5385   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/17/2018
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Acting City Manager to Execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of Transportation ("Caltrans") in an Amount not to Exceed $184,000 for Caltrans to Review and Approve the Project Initiation Document (PID), which is Required by Caltrans, to Determine the Project's Scope, Cost and Schedule for the Central Avenue Safety Improvement Project; and Execute a Contract with CDM Smith in the Amount of $372,928, Including Contingency, for Engineering, Planning, and Outreach Services to Prepare the PID. (Transportation 91815)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Caltrans Cooperative Agreement, 2. Exhibit 2 - CDM Smith Consultant Team Proposal, 3. Exhibit 3 - CDM Smith Final Work Scope, 4. Exhibit 4 - CDM Smith Budget, 5. Exhibit 5 - CDM Smith Contract, 6. Correspondence
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Recommendation to Authorize the Acting City Manager to Execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of Transportation ("Caltrans") in an Amount not to Exceed $184,000 for Caltrans to Review and Approve the Project Initiation Document (PID), which is Required by Caltrans, to Determine the Project's Scope, Cost and Schedule for the Central Avenue Safety Improvement Project; and Execute a Contract with CDM Smith in the Amount of $372,928, Including Contingency, for Engineering, Planning, and Outreach Services to Prepare the PID. (Transportation 91815)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Elizabeth D. Warmerdam, Acting City Manager

Re: Recommendation to Authorize the Acting City Manager to: (1) Execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of Transportation ("Caltrans") in an Amount not to Exceed $184,000 for Caltrans Quality Assurance, and Approval of the Work for the Central Avenue Safety Improvement Project ("Project") and (2) Execute a Contract with CDM Smith in the Amount of $372,928 Including Contingency, for Engineering, Planning, and Outreach Services for the Project

BACKGROUND

In 2016, the City Council approved a concept to improve Central Avenue except for the Webster Street/Central Avenue intersection. The approved concept includes a reduction from 4 to 3 travel lanes, a center turn lane, bike lanes, a 2-way separated bikeway adjacent to 3 schools, 2 traffic signals, curb extensions at 14 intersections, 3 pedestrian refuge islands, rectangular rapid flashing beacons at 5 locations, 9 new crosswalks and street trees/rain gardens. The purpose of the improvements is to make Central Avenue safer for Alamedans in cars, on bikes and walking along this study area.

The project area, which is 1.7 miles in length, is along Central Avenue between Pacific Avenue/Main Street and Sherman Street/Encinal Avenue, and is designated as Caltrans State Highway 61 between Webster Street and Sherman Street. Central Aven...

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