Staff recommends that the City Council authorize the Assistant City Manager to execute a contact with Precision Concrete Cutting to assess and repair sidewalks throughout the City not to exceed $100,000.
Coalinga, like many other cities, has an aging sidewalk infrastructure. This infrastructure must be repaired, improved upon, or otherwise addressed. In so far, projects such as ATP Cycle 1 & 2, Forest Street Improvement, and other maintenance activities have helped address some of these improvements. There are also some improvements to look forward to as well. Such as ATP Cycle 3 & 4, Polk Street improvements, and Sunset Ave reconstruction. While these past and future projects will greatly improve our sidewalks, there are some other issues that need attention that can be achieved at a relatively low cost.
Precision Concrete Cutting offers the ability to survey the entirety of Coalinga’s sidewalk infrastructure, record its condition via GIS, and repair any lifted or uneven sidewalk. The results of their repairs are smooth transitions across the surface of the sidewalk. This will serve to address any ADA concerns as well as improve the visual aesthetic and usability of the sidewalk. Unfortunately, Precision Concrete Cutting cannot address every issue that they assess through the survey. Anything that exceeds two inches, 50% of the sidewalks thickness, cannot be repaired with their methods, but these areas will be identified in the assessment and a recommended solution will be given.
This survey information will enable staff to correlate the data with ATP Cycle 3 & 4, future road projects, and other construction activities in an effort to best approach a repair solution.
Council may choose to not authorize Public works to contract Precision Concrete Cutting.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The contract authorizes the expenditure not to exceed $100,000, drawing from budgeted Measure C ADA and TDA funds. The assessment is estimated to use $30,000 of those funds. Leaving approximately $70,000 for repair services. The full amount may or may not be used. It will be dependent upon the assessment. The finds being used are specifically restricted for ADA improvements.