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File #: 20-1678    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/9/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board: 1) Find that it is appropriate to contract with Department of California Highway Patrol for traffic control services in accordance with Section 3.13.030 (E) of the County Ordinance, because the work is with or among any other governmental entities or agencies; and 2) Retroactively approve and authorize the Chair to sign California Standard Agreement 20R245001 (Fenix 5383) with Department of California Highway Patrol to provide traffic control services on construction projects for a total not-to-exceed of $324,800 and a term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending three years thereafter. FUNDING: Various funding sources for Capital Improvement Program Projects, including Federal, State and Local funding at different amounts depending on the project.
Attachments: 1. A - Agreement 20R245001, 2. B - Counsel Approval, 3. Executed CHP Agreement 20R245001
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board:
1) Find that it is appropriate to contract with Department of California Highway Patrol for traffic control services in accordance with Section 3.13.030 (E) of the County Ordinance, because the work is with or among any other governmental entities or agencies; and
2) Retroactively approve and authorize the Chair to sign California Standard Agreement 20R245001 (Fenix 5383) with Department of California Highway Patrol to provide traffic control services on construction projects for a total not-to-exceed of $324,800 and a term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending three years thereafter.

FUNDING: Various funding sources for Capital Improvement Program Projects, including Federal, State and Local funding at different amounts depending on the project.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
During construction on Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, lane closures and full road closures are sometimes necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety. During certain closures, such as freeway lane closures, full closures of County roads, weekend closures, and closures under heavy traffic, having California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers on site provides a significant deterrent against reckless driving through construction zones. Additionally, some California Department of Transportation cooperative agreements require that CHP is used for traffic control.

The previous agreement with CHP expired on December 31, 2020 and CHP has stated that the new Agreement start date must be January 1, 2021. The Department of Transportation (Transportation) began working with CHP in March 2020 to get the new Agreement in place, but there were delays at CHP and the new Agreement was not received in time to present for Board approval prior to the start date of the new Agreement. Therefore, Transportation is requesting that the Board approve the Agreement retroactively. There have been no services performed and no money spent under the...

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