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By Joe Naiman

Borel Road, Rancho California Road resurfacing projects to be advertised for bid


Last updated 6/8/2018 at 12:41pm

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the plans and specifications to resurface Borel Road in French Valley and Rancho California Road in Rancho California, and the supervisors' 5-0 vote May 22 also authorized the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to advertisement bids for a construction contract to resurface those roads.

Bids must be received by 2 p.m. June 13. The contract will provide for the resurfacing of Borel Road from Auld Road to Buck Road and of Rancho California Road from Monte De Oro to Buck Road.

The two resurfacing projects will be advertised as a single bid to reduce overhead costs and receive more favorable unit costs which can often be the case with larger quantities of materials. The existing asphalt concrete on the two roads will be removed and replaced with new hot mix asphalt. Improvements for both roads will also include reconstruction of asphalt concrete dikes, shoulder backing, installation of roadside signs, and placement of traffic stripes and pavement markings. The Borel Road improvements will also include construction of driveway approaches, a catch basin and an overside drain. The Rancho California Road work will also include construction of cross-gutter and spandrel and asphalt concrete driveways.

The contract is structured to have a base bid consisting of the resurfacing and two additive alternatives to adjust water district manholes which can be added to the contract if funding permits. One of those additive alternatives would adjust a Metropolitan Water District of Southern California manhole while the other would adjust an Eastern Municipal Water District manhole. The water agencies would reimburse the county for the cost of those manhole adjustments if those are included in the final contract.

The state gas tax and vehicle registration fee increase which is part of the Road Repair and Accountability Act passed by the state Legislature is the subject of an initiative petition to repeal those increases but if retained will be expected to provide local governments throughout the state with an additional $7.5 billion of funding over the next 10 years. The revenue from the Road Repair and Accountability Act will be used to fund the Borel Road and Rancho California Road resurfacing project, which has an estimated cost of $2,259,693.

The work will be phased to keep the streets open during construction as much as possible. The county expects work to begin this summer, and the project is expected to take approximately two months to complete.


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