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Traffic Signal Improvements on Duarte Road at First and Second Avenues <br />May 2, 2017 <br />Page 2 of 3 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />of 2016. As part of the budget, funding was included for traffic signal improvements. In <br />addition to the protected/permissive left turn phases, other improvements were <br />proposed to meet the latest standards, like pole replacements, re-wiring, pedestrian <br />push buttons, pedestrian count-down clocks, street name sign, and cabinets. <br /> <br />Plans were prepared for the traffic signal additions and modifications, and they were <br />included in the bid documents for the Duarte Road Pavement Rehabilitation project as <br />alternate bid items. Bids were received and opened in December of 2016. The costs <br />for the alternate bid items in the low bid were higher than anticipated, and put the total <br />cost over the budget. As a result, the alternate items were rejected, and the pavement <br />portion was awarded. <br /> <br />The traffic signal improvements were re-evaluated, and a few items were removed. <br />These will be considered at a later date. The signal plans and specifications were then <br />revised and prepared as a separate project, and advertised for bids in March 2017. <br /> <br />DISCUSSION <br /> <br />On April 11, 2017, four (4) bids were received for the traffic signal work, as follows: <br /> <br />COMPANY BID AMOUNT <br />California Professional Engineering, Inc. $159,050 <br />Comet Electric, Inc. $163,822 <br />DBX, Inc. $190,422 <br />Belco Elecnor Group $215,510 <br /> <br />The low bidder, California Professional Engineering, Inc., has the required license, and <br />has successfully completed similar projects for the City in the past. A 10% contingency <br />is requested for additional funding authority when evaluating potential needs or <br />changes. <br /> <br />The low bid, plus the 10% contingency, is within the remaining budget for this project. <br /> <br />ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT <br /> <br />This project is considered a Class 1 exemption as defined in Section 15301(c) of the <br />California Environmental Quality Act since the project consists of a minor alteration to <br />an existing public facility. <br /> <br />FISCAL IMPACT <br /> <br />The Duarte Road Pavement Rehabilitation project was budgeted in the 2015-16 Capital <br />Improvement Program at $800,000 from Proposition C funds. The design and <br /> <br />