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File #: 20-0914    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to approve and sign the High Cost Project Agreement with the California Department of Transportation for the Mosquito Road Bridge at South Fork American River Project, CIP 77126/36105028; 2) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to amend the High Cost Project Agreement for all minor modifications as necessary throughout the term of the agreement; and 3) Recommend the Auditor-Controller be authorized to make cash advances from the General Fund to the Road Fund to prevent negative cash balances. (Cont. 2/9/2021, Item 27) FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program Funds (100%). (Federal Funds)
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Route Sheet, 2. B - HighCostLetter_Mosquito, 3. C - Mosquito Bridge Qtrly Cost Breakdown, 4. D - High Cost Bridge Policy DLA-OB-11-02, 5. E - Mosquito Bridge - Renderings, 6. F - Memo Mosquito HBP Bridge Feb 2021, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-8-2021, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-9-2021, 9. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-22-2021
Related files: 19-1702, 17-0725, 16-0629, 21-1180
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to approve and sign the High Cost Project Agreement with the California Department of Transportation for the Mosquito Road Bridge at South Fork American River Project, CIP 77126/36105028;
2) Authorize the Director of Transportation, or designee, to amend the High Cost Project Agreement for all minor modifications as necessary throughout the term of the agreement; and
3) Recommend the Auditor-Controller be authorized to make cash advances from the General Fund to the Road Fund to prevent negative cash balances. (Cont. 2/9/2021, Item 27)

FUNDING: Highway Bridge Program Funds (100%). (Federal Funds)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Department of Transportation (Transportation) received federal funds from the Federal Highway Association Highway Bridge Program (HBP) to replace the existing Mosquito Road Bridge (Project) 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 purpose of the Project is to replace the existing bridge with a functional bridge that meets current design and safety standards. The Project continues to progress through the design phase, right of way, and moving toward preparation for construction.

Transportation continues to work with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and HBP High Cost Bridge Program (HCBP) for reimbursement of this high cost bridge. The HCBP requires the County to enter into a High Cost Project Agreement (Agreement) for authorization of construction funds. This Agreement outlines the use of County funds until reimbursements are received. Caltrans Local Assistance High Cost Project Programming Policy and Procedures, as described in Office Bulletin DLA-OB-11-02, is implemented on Federal Highway Bridge Program projects with total construction costs...

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