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File #: 2020-8217   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2020
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Redgwick Construction Company for Construction of the Otis Drive Safety Improvement Project, in an Amount Not to Exceed $854,117.50; and Adoption of Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Capital Improvement Budget by Allocating $100,000 in Local B/BB Paratransit Fund to Capital Improvement Program Fund 91818 to Construct the Otis Drive Safety Improvement Project. (Public Works 310)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Contract, 2. Resolution
Title

Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Redgwick Construction Company for Construction of the Otis Drive Safety Improvement Project, in an Amount Not to Exceed $854,117.50; and
Adoption of Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Capital Improvement Budget by Allocating $100,000 in Local B/BB Paratransit Fund to Capital Improvement Program Fund 91818 to Construct the Otis Drive Safety Improvement Project. (Public Works 310)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Public Works solicited bids for the construction of the Otis Drive safety improvement project. The project scope of work includes converting Otis Drive from a four-lane street to three-lanes, adding bike lanes, updating crosswalks and improving safety for all modes of transportation. Redgwick Construction Company (Redgwick) submitted the lowest bid for a total price of $776,470.76. Staff recommends awarding the contract to Redgwick for a contract price of $854,117.50, which includes a 10% contingency of $77,647.

BACKGROUND

Safety concerns along Otis Drive between Westline Drive and Willow Street include high speeds, long crossings for pedestrians, and a lack of bicycle facilities. Otis Drive is identified as a bicycle priority street and as a primary transit street in the Transportation Element of the City of Alameda's (City) General Plan; is a Vision Zero improvement project in the Transportation Choices Plan; and is in the Fiscal Year 2019-2021 two-year budget for the initial phase. In 2018, the City Council approved the contract for Parisi/CSW Design Group for outreach, planning, and design services. The outreach included an online survey with almost 600 responses, two workshops with over 90 participants, and an Advisory Group. On June 4, 2019, the City Council approved the following concept:

* Safety: Provides a safer street by converting the four-lane street to a three-lane street, which the Federal Highway Ad...

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