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File #: 21-0538    Version: 1
Type: Award of bid, rfp, etc. Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Approve the award of Bid 21-141, Julian Street Improvements, to Copenhaver Construction, for an amount not to exceed $3,113,187.98 plus a 3% contingency
Attachments: 1. CIP PAGE, 2. CIP PAGE
Related files: 21-1340
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Approve the award of Bid 21-141, Julian Street Improvements, to Copenhaver Construction, for an amount not to exceed $3,113,187.98 plus a 3% contingency
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: William J. Novack, Director

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
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BACKGROUND:
Julian Street is classified as a collector street and is commonly used by motorists to navigate the East Highlands neighborhood. Julian Street between Gartner and Prairie has a rural cross-section and does not meet City standards. In 2008, the City planned to perform roadway reconstruction throughout the East Highlands neighborhood, however, due to budget constraints, the work was scheduled in phases. Julian Street is the next phase of this neighborhood rebuild, with Hillside and Parkside following in future phases.

Julian Street between Gartner and Prairie is currently being drained using ditches and driveway culverts, and large gaps in street lighting and sidewalks exist. The planned reconstruction will significantly improve drainage by adding additional storm sewer, installation of a box culvert, and installation of curbs and gutters. Additionally, this work will improve pedestrian connectivity by adding a sidewalk, as well as street lighting.

The project also includes the extension of water and sanitary sewer to portions of Julian between Gartner and Woodlawn. The adjacent property developers made contributions to the Water Utility at the time of annexation and those funds will be used to pay for the utility extensions costing approximately $385,000.

At the north end of the project, Julian Street between Prairie and Porter Avenue has a deep depressional area just north of Prairie Avenue. Due to the topography, runoff from the surrounding upstream area causes localized flooding. The frequent, deep flooding, necessitates roadway closures after heavy rain events. To address this issue, a 36-inch storm sewer wi...

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