Council will lok at road projects |

Council will lok at road projects

Michael Schneider

Despite temperatures in the 30s and 40s and a big helping of May snow, it’s road-repair season in the Tahoe Basin.

In addition to overlays and road improvements to Ski Run Boulevard, U.S. Highway 50, Kingsbury Grade and several streets in the state line area of South Lake Tahoe, two more road improvement projects will go before the city council for approval Tuesday night.

The Al Tahoe-pioneer Trail/Bijou Creek Erosion control Project Extensions and the Beecher/Lodi Erosion Control Project are both to be completed by Oct. 15 should they receive the go-ahead from the council.

The Al Tahoe Project, at a price tag of more than $1.5 million, would construct 13,000 feet of linear curb and gutter, several detention basins, drop inlets and storm drain piping on Bode, Anne, April, Edna, Ralph, Norma, and portions of Pioneer Trail and Glenwood Way.

Ford Construction Company, Inc. submitted the potential winning bid of $1,023,546. Only one of the other seven firms which submitted bids were below the engineer’s estimate.

The remaining half-million dollars required to complete the project will go to engineering, inspection, water and vegetation monitoring, administration and $257,600 in contingencies.

The Beecher Project, less expensive than the first at $986,500, would include drainage improvement infrastructure, concrete curbs and gutters and wetland basins to the Tahoe Sierra Subdivision on Beecher, Lodi, Alma, Rose, Pinter and Fountain Avenues.

Nemetz Construction submitted the potential winning bid, about $15,000 cheaper than Ford’s bid on this project. A total of five firms responded to the advertisement for bids for the project.

More than $700,000 of the funds will go to Nemetz. Other costs associated with the project include engineering design, administration, construction survey, plant material supply, water quality monitoring, and $54,600 in contingencies.

The projects would be funded predominantly by the California Tahoe Conservancy with some money coming from Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Water Quality Mitigation Funds.

Who: South Lake Tahoe City Council

Where: Council Chambers, 1900 Lake Tahoe Boulevard

When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

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