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File #: 2018-6217   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Execute an 18 Month Agreement with CDM Smith in an Amount Not to Exceed $600,301, Including Contingency, for the Outreach, Planning and Design Services for the Clement Avenue Safety Improvements. (Transportation 91819)
Attachments: 1. Exhibt 1 - Project Area Map, 2. Exhibit 2 - Work Scope, 3. Exhibit 3 - Cost Proposal, 4. Exhibit 4 - Contract, 5. Exhibit 5 - Cost Estimating Memo
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Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Execute an 18 Month Agreement with CDM Smith in an Amount Not to Exceed $600,301, Including Contingency, for the Outreach, Planning and Design Services for the Clement Avenue Safety Improvements. (Transportation 91819)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: David L. Rudat, Interim City Manager

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda is constructing a six mile "Cross Alameda Trail" from the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point to the Miller Sweeney Bridge (Fruitvale Bridge). In 2018, work began on the segment from the Seaplane Lagoon to Main Street, and work was completed on the segment through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park from Constitution to Sherman Street. In 2019, work will begin on the portion between Main Street and Constitution.

In 2017, the City received over $5,000,000 from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) for construction of the segment from Grand Avenue to Broadway, known as the Clement Avenue Safety Improvement Project. The City's 2017-2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) includes the Clement Avenue Safety Improvement project to fund planning, outreach and design totaling $641,000 with $567,000 coming from the grant and $74,000 coming from the City's Transportation Development Improvement Fund (DIF).

Consistent with the City's 2017-19 CIP, staff is now recommending that the City Council authorize the Interim City Manager to execute an 18 month contract with CDM Smith in an amount not to exceed $600,301 for design services for the Clement Avenue Safety Improvements Project.

BACKGROUND

The City has identified Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway, which is 1.2 miles in length, as a high priority for safety improvements (Exhibit 1). Clement Avenue is 48 to 50-foot wide, curb to curb, and has two travel lanes separated in the center by a single set of railroad tracks, on-street parking along both sides of the street and no...

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