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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 11

Meeting Date: December 11, 2001

Subject/Title: Temporary Closure of Concord Avenue from Balfour Road to the City Limits

Submitted by: Engineering: B. Grewal/B. Bornstein

Approved by: John E. Stevenson, City Manager



RECOMMENDATION
Authorize the City Engineer to temporarily close Concord Avenue from Balfour Road to the City Limits for a period not to exceed three weeks.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On December 5, 2000, the Planning Commission amended Conditions of Approval 184, 185, 186 for Tentative Subdivision Map No. 7690 requiring pavement overlay and widening of Concord Avenue from Balfour Road to Foothill Drive.

BACKGROUND
Existing Concord Avenue from Balfour Road to the City Limits is badly damaged and only is 18-feet wide making it difficult to reconstruct and widen while allowing one lane of traffic to remain open during construction operations. DLJ (Suncal) proposes to close the roadway for up to three weeks in order to grind up the existing asphalt, then overlay and widen out the roadway to 28 feet. During the closure, traffic will be re-routed along the segment of Fairview Avenue between Balfour Road and Concord Avenue. The City is diligently working with the developer to install these improvements due to the anticipation of the opening of the State Route 4 Bypass Segment II. The opening of the Bypass may increase the traffic volumes on existing Concord Avenue substantially. Once these improvements are completed, Concord Avenue will be overlayed and reconstructed from Balfour Road to Fairview Avenue. (The segment from Fairview Avenue to the City Limits, south end of the old gun club, constructed by Pulte Homes/Blackhawk Development this past summer.) Keeping the safety as the foremost priority and to minimize the inconvenience to the commuters and general public, staff concurs with the developer to close this portion of Concord Avenue. Closure of the road will expedite the construction process and will minimize the construction time required to complete these much needed and necessary improvements. The detour plan for these improvements will be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer prior to construction. The City Engineer will have the discretion of determining when to allow DLJ to proceed with the work and notifying the Police Department, Fire Department, property owners and other impacted agencies of this closure.

Attachments:
Letter of Request
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