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File #: 20-0860    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/24/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board: 1) Approve and adopt the Guardrail Upgrades - Tahoe Project (CIP 72198/36105063, Contract 4576) Plans and Contract Documents and authorize the Chair to sign the Plans; and 2) Authorize advertisement for construction bids. (Cont. 7/21/2020, Item 12) FUNDING: Highway Safety Improvement Program (100% - Federal).
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - Contract Docs, 3. C - Plans, 4. D - Vicinity Map, 5. Executed Vicinity Map
Related files: 20-1091, 21-1285
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board:
1) Approve and adopt the Guardrail Upgrades - Tahoe Project (CIP 72198/36105063, Contract 4576) Plans and Contract Documents and authorize the Chair to sign the Plans; and
2) Authorize advertisement for construction bids. (Cont. 7/21/2020, Item 12)

FUNDING: Highway Safety Improvement Program (100% - Federal).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The El Dorado County Department of Transportation (Transportation) received funding through the Highway Safety Improvement Program for the Guardrail Upgrades - Tahoe Project (Project). The Project is being implemented to upgrade existing metal beam guardrail systems in El Dorado County (County) areas of South Lake Tahoe. The County has close to 5,000 linear feet of existing metal beam guardrail installed at more than seven locations in the Tahoe Basin. The locations Transportation identified that warrant upgrade of guardrail in order to meet current codes and standards include Lake Tahoe Blvd (near Sawmill Rd.), Lake Tahoe Blvd. (at Angora Creek), View Circle (at Angora Creek), Pioneer Trail (near Jicarilla Dr.), Pioneer Trail (at Trout Creek), Pioneer Trail (at Cold Creek), and Martin Ave (at Trout Creek).

The work associated with the Project consists of reconstruction / upgrades to the existing metal beam guardrail system in the County portion of the Tahoe Basin. Improvements include the removal and replacement with Midwest Guardrail Systems, installation of new Terminal Ends, and adjustments of existing Double Thrie Beam Barriers.

Due to federal funding, both California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance are required. A CEQA Notice of Categorical Exemption was filed on January 15, 2020. A Caltrans NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determination was issued on May 11, 2020.

All work is to be completed within County maintained rights of way. There is no utility involvement and said work is compliant with all t...

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