||Capital Improvement Projects
SIDEWALK REPAIR FOR HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY, I-135 (CDBG #601478-12)
AREA 1: NORTH TORRANCE
AREA 2: COUNTRY HILLS
The City of Torrance is currently in the bidding phase of the Sidewalk Repair project (two major areas, Area 1 and Area 2). The City has entered into the Los Angeles Community Development Commission (LACDC) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) which is funding over $1,000,000 of this project. Improvements will consist of repairs to displaced concrete sidewalks, curb, gutter, driveway aprons and cross-gutters, localized pavement reconstruction and either the root pruning or removal of impacted City trees.
PROJECT LOCATION MAP
AREA 1 MAP - (NORTH TORRANCE)
AREA 2 MAP - (COUNTRY HILLS)
PROJECT SCHEDULE: Anticipated Construction: November 2013- April 2014
ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST: $1,600,000
PROJECT STATUS: Bidding Phase
Notice Inviting Bids
Specifications - May be printed double sided.
Pre-Bid Meeting Sign-in Sheet/Attendees
AWARDED OCTOBER 22, 2013
MEETING MINUTES AND MAP (AREA 1, 1/24/13)
MEETING MINUTES AND MAP (AREA 2, 1/31/13)
PROJECT Q & A
Question: Will there be root pruning on the curbside AND sidewalk side of the trees, or will that be determined by the contractor's hired Arborist?
Answer: The contractor's arborist will determine the side, but if damage is on both sides, the tree is most likely scheduled for removal, not root pruning.
Question: The specs do not make clear whether the trees that will be root pruned are supposed to have the canopies pruned as well? Standard no.T402(sheet 1) says "When required, trees shall be pruned to balance root pruning and root removal." Will this also be determined by the hired Arborist?
Answer: Yes. However, the City has recently pruned the trees in anticipation of this project, so if the contractor's arborist determines it is necessary, the situation(s) in whichcanopies need pruning should be minimal.
For further information, please contact Lea Reis, Associate Engineer, at 310-618-3055 or by email LReis@TorranceCA.gov