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FY2012-13 CITYWIDE SIDEWALK GRINDING PROJECT

PROJECT ENGINEER:  Davina Buenavista

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The City is responsible for maintaining approximately 270 acres of sidewalk that are adjacent to public roadways.  The purpose of this program is to systematically remove displacements in City sidewalks for a temporary period until other capital improvement projects can provide permanent repairs (removal and replacement).  Each year, approximately 54 acres of sidewalk is inspected.  If required, the City will grind the displaced areas to temporarily alleviate offsets that may disrupt the continuous sidewalk surface.  These offsets are typically caused by tree roots or underlying expansive soil.

City specifications require vertical displacements between 3/8" and 1-1/2" to be ground with a vacuum-equipped grinder.  Grinding work progresses continuously throughout the year.  We work systematically on a "neighborhood by neighborhood" basis to repair areas that were previously inspected in one of the five 54-acre areas.  However, sidewalk displacements in the other four areas are sometimes reported by citizens.  City staff promptly inspects those areas within 5 working days after receiving a Citizen Request.  The City will ramp or grind the displacement within 3 weeks after inspection.

PROJECT STATUS:

Project is currently in construction.

PROJECT DOCUMENTS:

  PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

  SUMMARY OF BID RESULTS

Apparent Lowest Bidder -     The Jungle Nursery, Inc.
Apparent 2nd Low Bidder -   Central Coast Surface Grinding
Apparent 3rd Low Bidder -    BPR, Inc.
Apparent 4th Low Bidder -    R. G. Erillo Construction, Inc.
Apparent 5th Low Bidder -    Minako America Corp. dba Minco Construction
Apparent 6th Low Bidder -    Hardy & Harper, Inc.
Apparent 7th Low Bidder -    FS Construction
Apparent 8th Low Bidder -    Unique Performance Construction, Inc.

AGENCY CONTACT:

For questions about this project, or to report sidewalk damage, please contact the Public Works Department at (310) 781-6900.

 

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