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City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 05/21/2019  
Subject:    Consider Resolution 19-2(9) Awarding Contract for MSA Street Reconstruction Project 19-2
Submitted For: Mark Hansen From: Sarah Greene, Administrative Assistant II

The City is proposing to improve 2.3 miles of Municipal State Aid (MSA) streets by reconstruction as part of project 19-2. Staff and the City's consultant, Hakanson Anderson, completed the plans, advertised the project on April 26 and May 3, and received bids on May 16, 2019. At this time, Council is asked to award the project.
Streets within the project area, illustrated on the attached Project Location Map, are proposed to be rehabilitated via reconstruction methods. Proposed improvements include the reclamation of the existing bituminous surface and aggregate base, removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter, sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramp improvements in accordance with ADA requirements, watermain pipe valve and hydrant replacements, repairs or replacements to the existing storm sewer and sanitary sewer as needed. Curb bump outs are proposed along Foley Boulevard in the area of Goldenrod Street and 118th Avenue, as well as 123rd Avenue to help address neighborhood speeding concerns and to reduce crosswalk lengths. A pedestrian actuated rectangular rapid flashing beacon is proposed near Goldenrod Street at the existing Sand Creek trail crossing. The existing 5-foot wide concrete sidewalk located on the east side of Foley Boulevard is proposed to be reconstructed into an 8 or 10-foot wide asphalt trail from Northdale Boulevard to Main Street. This new asphalt trail will continue the previously constructed trail system along the Anoka County segment of Foley Boulevard south of Northdale Boulevard all the way north to Bunker Hills Regional Park. The existing watermain pipe on Olive Street is proposed to be replaced from 121st Avenue to Main Street, and the Sand Creek culvert system below Foley Boulevard is also proposed to be replaced.  

The following streets are proposed for reconstruction:
  1. Wedgewood Dr from Main St to Round Lake Blvd
  2. Olive St from Main St to 121st Ave
  3. Foley Blvd from 124th Ln to 115th Ave
Open house meetings were held during evening hours on November 27, 2018 and January 29, 2019 to provide information about the project and discuss comments and concerns from area property owners. Council accepted the feasibility report on December 18, 2018, and ordered the improvement and advertisement for bids on February 19, 2019. Public and assessment hearings were also held on February 19, 2019. No written objections were submitted.

Assessments were adopted at the May 7, 2019 Council meeting.

One bid was received on May 16, 2019, from Park Construction Company in the amount of $6,309,719.80.

The engineer's estimate for the project was $5,293,942.40. The low bidder, Park Construction, has completed similar work in the City with satisfactory results. Although the bid is roughly 20% higher than the estimated cost, many neighboring cities have experienced similar bid results. Staff recommends moving forward with the project rather than postponing necessary improvements a year. If Council awards a contract, work can begin late May, and be completed by the end of October 2019.

A neighborhood meeting to introduce City and Contractor project staff will be held in Woodview Park on May 29, 2019. Additional information, including frequently asked questions, construction schedule, and a list of City and Contractor contacts will be provided to property owners via US mail within the next few weeks. Construction updates will be posted on the City website weekly, and property owners can choose to sign up for email alerts notifying them when updates are available.
Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. 19-2(9) awarding a contract to Park Construction Company in the amount of $6,309,719.80 for project 19-2.

The total construction cost of the proposed improvement is $6,309,719.80 with the total amount assessed of $329,122.

The balance of the project cost would be recovered from various funds as follows:
$4,699,734.60 from Municipal State Aid (MSA)
$1,280,863.20 from the Street Reconstruction Fund (797), Water System Maintenance Fund (601), Storm Water Utility Fund (640), and Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Fund (620)
Project Location Map
Resolution No. 19-2(9)

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