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 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 16


Meeting Date: March 26, 2002

Subject/Title: Temporary Closure of Sand Creek Road from Highland Way, west to the Highway 4 Bypass.

Submitted by: Engineering: B.Grewal/D.Galey

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Authorize the City Engineer to temporarily close Sand Creek Road from Highland Way, west to the Highway 4 Bypass for a period of approximately three to four weeks.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On May 8, 2001, by Resolution No. 2290, the City Council, approved a Reimbursement and Fee Payment Agreement with A.I.G. Baker Real Estate, L.L.C. for costs, construction and fees associated with Master Planned Infrastructure Facility Improvements related to the Sand Creek Crossing Shopping Center located south of Sand Creek Road, north of San Jose Avenue and east of the Highway 4 Bypass.

On May 24, 2001, by Resolution No. 01-28, the Planning Commission required, as one of the Conditions of Approval for the A.I.G. Baker Sand Creek Crossing Shopping Center, construction of off-site improvements on the north half of Sand Creek Road (DR 01-05).

BACKGROUND
“New” Sand Creek Road was constructed by the Highway 4 Bypass Authority from the Bypass exit, east to Fairview Avenue in 2000. The improvements included one east and one westbound travel lane, curb and gutter on the south side of Sand Creek Road and an A/C berm on the north side. R&O Construction, the contractor for A.I.G. Baker, is requesting closure of Sand Creek Road from Highland Way west to the Bypass for construction of the portion of Sand Creek Road for which they are conditioned. This will include construction of arterial street widening consisting of 2 eastbound lanes and one westbound lane, complete median, and curb, gutter and sidewalk on the south side of Sand Creek Road along their project frontage.

R&O proposes to close the road for three to four weeks with the understanding the road must be reopened prior to the opening of the Highway 4 Bypass. This stretch of Sand Creek Road is not currently accessing residences, and commercial properties in this area are not yet complete. Therefore, closure of the road will not be an inconvenience to residents. Closing the road is the safest way to complete the required improvements as quickly as possible prior to the Bypass opening.



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 R&O to proceed with the work and notifying both the Police and Fire Department of this closure.

FISCAL IMPACT
None


Attachments:
Letter of Request
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