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File #: 20-0013    Version: 1 Name: PW - Orange Avenue Backbone Bikeway and Complete Streets Project D126789
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/12/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $127,000, offset by grant revenue from California Department of Transportation, for the Orange Avenue Backbone Bikeway and Complete Streets Project. (Districts 1,2,6,7,8,9)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 010720-C-14sr&att.pdf
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Recommendation to increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $127,000, offset by grant revenue from California Department of Transportation, for the Orange Avenue Backbone Bikeway and Complete Streets Project.
(Districts 1,2,6,7,8,9)

DISCUSSION
At its meeting on July 10, 2007, the City Council adopted a Resolution authorizing the City to enter into all agreements required by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for their local Assistance Procedures to expend State and federal funds.

In January of 2019, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding for the Orange Avenue Backbone Bikeway and Complete Streets project (Project). The Project is recommended as part of the City’s Bike Master Plan, connecting North Long Beach to Downtown. The Project will improve Orange and Alamitos Avenues by incorporating a Class IV protected bikeway facility featuring protected intersections, curb extensions, bus islands and improving lighting throughout the 8.3-mile corridor (Attachment).

At its meeting on August 14, 2019, the CTC approved $127,000 preliminary assessment and environmental documents (PA/ED) necessary to initiate the permitting process for the Project. The total estimated cost for all phases of this Project is $13,363,000. It is anticipated that additional funds will be awarded by the CTC that will fully support the total Project costs, except for grant matching funds. Any additional awards will be awarded incrementally with each new Project phase through 2023.

This matter was reviewed by Assistant City Attorney Amy R. Webber on November 18, 2019 and by Budget Analysis Officer Julissa José-Murray on December 6, 2019.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action is requested on January 7, 2020, to begin the preliminary assessment and environmental documents necessary for permit processing.

FISCAL IMPACT
The total estimated...

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