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File #: 20-1110    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/22/2020 Final action: 9/22/2020
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following for acquiring right of way for the Mosquito Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77126/36105028 (Project): 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Acquisition Agreement for Public Purposes and the Certificates of Acceptance accepting a Grant Deed, Slope and Drainage Easement, Aerial Easement, and Temporary Construction Easement with Benjamin D. Sher, Trustee of the Benjamin D. Sher Living Trust dated 10/28/1996 (Seller), for Assessor’s Parcel Number 084-030-014. The Fee and Easement acquisitions provide right-of-way necessary to construct the Project, at a cost of $50,000; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certificates of Acceptance accepting the Easements from Seller; 3) Authorize the Department of Transportation Director, or designee, to execute the escrow instructions and any other related escrow documents pertaining to the transaction, including payment of title and escrow fees, which are esti...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, 2. B - Acquisition Agreement, 3. C - Grant Deed + Certificate of Acceptance, 4. D - Grant of SDE + Certificate of Acceptance, 5. E - Grant of AE + Certificate of Acceptance, 6. F - Grant of TCE + Certificate of Acceptance, 7. G - Mosquito Bridge Vicinity Map, 8. Executed Acquisition Agreement, 9. Executed COA - Grant of Temporary Construction Easement, 10. Grant Deed - Recorded, 11. SDE - Recorded, 12. TCE - Recorded, 13. Aerial Easement - Recorded
Related files: 20-1017, 20-0353, 09-0454, 11-1324, 17-0159, 17-0725
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following for acquiring right of way for the Mosquito Bridge Replacement Project, CIP 77126/36105028 (Project):
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Acquisition Agreement for Public Purposes and the Certificates of Acceptance accepting a Grant Deed, Slope and Drainage Easement, Aerial Easement, and Temporary Construction Easement with Benjamin D. Sher, Trustee of the Benjamin D. Sher Living Trust dated 10/28/1996 (Seller), for Assessor’s Parcel Number 084-030-014. The Fee and Easement acquisitions provide right-of-way necessary to construct the Project, at a cost of $50,000;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Certificates of Acceptance accepting the Easements from Seller;
3) Authorize the Department of Transportation Director, or designee, to execute the escrow instructions and any other related escrow documents pertaining to the transaction, including payment of title and escrow fees, which are estimated to be $2,500; and
4) Authorize the Department of Transportation Director or designee to extend the date of closure of escrow upon mutual agreement of both parties, if necessary.

FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program Funds (100% Federal Funds).
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DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
Department of Transportation (Transportation) will receive federal funds from the Federal Highway Association Highway Bridge Program (HBP) to replace the existing Mosquito Road Bridge located in a steep canyon of the South Fork of the American River, six miles north of U.S. Highway 50, and 2.3 miles south of the communities of Mosquito and Swansboro. The existing bridge was built in 1939 and is 74 years old. The bridge is crossed daily by approximately 1,300 vehicles (in both directions). Emergency vehicles are restricted from using the bridge due to the narrow width, combined with multiple hairpin curves and steep grades along the bridge approaches on both sides of the bridge, resulting in delayed em...

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