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File #: 22-4161    Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action:
Title: APPROVE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TORRANCE BOULEVARD RESURFACING PROJECT FROM TORRANCE CIRCLE TO PROSPECT AVENUE, JOB NO. 41230 AND THE TORRANCE BOULEVARD & FRANCISCA AVENUE TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODIFICATION PROJECT, JOB NO. 41070, AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ADVERTISE THE PROJECTS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDS
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: TED SEMAAN, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

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APPROVE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TORRANCE BOULEVARD RESURFACING PROJECT FROM TORRANCE CIRCLE TO PROSPECT AVENUE, JOB NO. 41230 AND THE TORRANCE BOULEVARD & FRANCISCA AVENUE TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODIFICATION PROJECT, JOB NO. 41070, AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ADVERTISE THE PROJECTS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDS
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Torrance Boulevard Resurfacing Project from Torrance Circle to Prospect Avenue, Job No. 41230 and the Torrance Boulevard & Francisca Avenue Traffic Signal Modification Project, Job No. 41070, are continuing projects included in the adopted Capital Improvement Program. The plans and specifications for the projects are now ready for City Council approval and authorization for competitive bidding.

The projects will resurface and rehabilitate Torrance Boulevard from the west City limit to the East City limit (approximately 250-feet east of Prospect Avenue). Access ramps, curbs and gutters, and sidewalk will be repaired as necessary. Bicycle lanes will be implemented along the corridor. Median, curb and traffic signal upgrades at Torrance Blvd. and Catalina Ave. will be installed to accommodate Class II lanes and will complete the route to connect cyclists from the east to west City limits. The project will also upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Torrance Blvd. and Francisca Ave., to meet current standards.

The Engineering construction cost estimate for the two projects is $2.4 million and has increased by approximately $400,000 in recent months. $1,907,133 is currently available in the CIP for construction of the projects and additional funding will be recommended as part of the proposed FY 2022-23 capital budget to cover the increase. Staff anticipates advertising the projects together in early June and expects to present a construction contract for award in August. Construction would then begin in September and require a...

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