Glenshire Drive road project comes in $700K under budget
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The town of Truckee will save approximately $700,000 on the first phase of a major road-widening project on Glenshire Drive slated to start this summer.
The original estimated cost was roughly $3.3 million, but all six construction bids came in under, with Sierra Nevada Construction being the low bidder with $2.29 million.
One of the main reasons for low bids was due to a lower price on asphalt, which comprises about a third of the total project cost, said Todd Landry, town senior engineer. The town had estimated an asphalt cost of $100 per ton; the actual price was about $70 per ton.
With a 10 percent contingency of $228,601, total construction cost is $2.51 million. Added to that is a $26,750 contract with Holdrege and Kull Consulting Engineers for materials testing and rockery wall construction observation.
The project will widen the 24-foot wide Glenshire Drive to 32 feet, with two 11-foot wide travel lanes and two 5-foot shoulder-paved bike lanes, from 900 feet east of the Highland Avenue/Glenshire Drive intersection to the Berkshire Circle/Glenshire Drive.
Work will start in early July and continue to mid-October, Monday through Saturday, with the road being closed to through traffic from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m, according to previous reports. The only exception will be for those who live within the construction zone and emergency vehicles; all other traffic will be redirected to Interstate 80 and can re-enter the subdivision using the Hirschdale exit.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., less-impactful work such as drainage culvert replacement and erosion control will allow for one-way traffic controls, with up to 5-minute delays.
Funding for the project comes from road maintenance sales tax and the Truckee Traffic Impact Fee account. A second phase to continue the work, extending from the Highland/Glenshire intersection to the Glenshire/Donner Pass Road intersection, will happen in the summer of 2014.
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