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Board of County Commissioners:
Last December I came to you requesting emergency funding for the erosion area on CR-500. This funding was primarily to do the engineering required to develop a preliminary plan for the repair that was required to begin initial discussions with the many federal agencies involved. Davis Engineering gave us an estimate of around $55,600. The topo map of the area that was developed with a Lidar flight with a drone was the first thing that was done and it cost about $20,000 and then we had hydraulic engineering and environmental engineering and geotechnical engineering along with the required Civil engineering to get the preliminary design complete. Then the initial discussions with the federal agencies could and has begun. The final cost for the preliminary design was about $52,483.
The next step is to get the basic permitting complete with the Army Corps of Engineers. This is required for agencies to actually release funding for this project. According to Davis Engineering, to do the 1000 pages plus in a basic federal permit for a walkway or roadway is $20,000 to $30,000. When you move the permit into the river, you can expect the paperwork and the cost to double. The estimate for the ACoE permit is $49,502 and this is what we are asking to be approved for this change order.
These emergency funds will have to come out of R&B capital funds until such time as we get funding to reimburse these preliminary engineering costs. My recommendation is to re-task the $250,000 budgeted for grinding and resurfacing Light Plant Road until we can be reimbursed for these engineering fees.
These will be the last funds provided by the county. All funds for construction will need to be from emergency federal or state funding.
Archuleta County received on April 9, 2020, two separate sealed BIDS for the 2020 Asphalt Maintenance Project. The base project involves typical asphalt maintenance methods on Archuleta County roadways including, and not limited to, the intersection of Navajo Trail Drive and Vista Boulevard, Meadows Drive, South Pagosa Boulevard, and Trujillo Road (County Road 500). The project includes removal of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), excavation, sub-grade preparation, sub-grade stabilization, HMA paving of full roadway widths, HMA full depth patching, traffic control and other items typically associated with road construction.
The two bids are:
Strohecker Asphalt & Paving Inc. $196,653.00
Elam Construction $283,312.00
We would like to award Strohecker Asphalt & Paving for the 2020 Asphalt Maintenance Project for the amount of $196,653.00.