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File #: 19-1382    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/9/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: HEARING - Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following regarding the establishment of an Underground Utility District as part of the Mount Murphy Road at South Fork American River - Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77129/36105029: 1) Adoption Resolution 171-2019 to create an Underground Utility District as part of the project; 2) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all Pacific Gas & Electric Company application documents necessary to initiate work under the Rule 20A Program; and 3) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all related notices to Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T California, directing this utility company to initiate work required as part of the Underground Utility District formation. (Est. Time: 30 Min.) FUNDING: Electrical Rule 20A Underground Utility Funds (PG&E) and Telecommunication Rule 32A Tariff Funds (AT&T) (100%)
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Routing Sheets, 2. B - Resolution, 3. C - Engineer's Report, 4. D - Draft PG&E Agreements, 5. Executed Resolution 171-2019
Related files: 19-0641, 13-0217, 22-0243
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HEARING - Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following regarding the establishment of an Underground Utility District as part of the Mount Murphy Road at South Fork American River - Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77129/36105029:
1) Adoption Resolution 171-2019 to create an Underground Utility District as part of the project;
2) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all Pacific Gas & Electric Company application documents necessary to initiate work under the Rule 20A Program; and
3) Direct the Director of Transportation, or designee, to sign all related notices to Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T California, directing this utility company to initiate work required as part of the Underground Utility District formation. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)

FUNDING: Electrical Rule 20A Underground Utility Funds (PG&E) and Telecommunication Rule 32A Tariff Funds (AT&T) (100%)

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Mount Murphy Road at South Fork American River - Bridge Replacement Project (Project) is included in the Department of Transportation’s (Transportation) 2018 Capital Improvement Program, as adopted by the Board on June 26, 2018, Item 61, Legistar 18-0616. Currently, a number of overhead utility lines exist adjacent to Mount Murphy Road and within the future widening areas of the Project. These utility owners include Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T California (AT&T). In order to accommodate the Project’s improvements, these overhead utilities will require relocation. Transportation staff has concluded that relocating these utilities to alternate overhead locations will be a significant effort and require tree and brush clearing that would significantly impact the adjacent properties on Mount Murphy Road. Due to the complexity of this effort, Transportation staff has proposed the formation of an Underground Utility District (UUD) within the limits of the Pro...

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