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City Project
Project: Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Projects
Address: 192nd & Fennel Creek Area
Contact Person: Project Manager Art Larson
Contact Number: (253) 447-4343

Project Status and Details:

Safe Routes to School

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See also: 
    Safe Routes to School Site Map (all schools)
    Phase 1 Project Area Plan
   
Bonney Lake High School Poject Area & Affected Parcels.
    Fennel Creek Trail Plan (Related Project)

The City is participating in a $2.5 million Safe Routes to School pedestrian safety grant project. The project includes design and installation of trails and sidewalks to several schools, including:
    Victor Falls Elementary School
    Mountain View Middle School
    Bonney Lake High School
The City plans to construct curb, gutter and sidewalks along the both sides of 192nd Ave E from the vicinity of Bonney Lake High School to Rhodes Lake Road, to connect to the existing sidewalk along 188th Ave E via 11 lth and 109th Streets, and to construct a trail with bridge from the existing Fennel Creek Trail to Victor Falls Elementary School.

Parametrix is the design consultant for the project. The City signed a grant agreement with WSDOT on September 11, 2007 (Resolution 1738) that provides $1,482,000 in grant revenue for one linear mile of trail, a bridge over Fennel Creek, 0.9 linear mile of sidewalks and stormwater detention along 192nd Ave. The grant also includes educational and enforcement components and requires matching funds from the City. 

Phase 1
of the project includes construction of approximately 2,400 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk along the east side of 192nd Avenue East; construction of approximately 2,400 linear feet of sidewalk along the west side of 192nd Avenue East; construction of approximately 500 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk on both sides of 109th Street East to infill from existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements and planned improvements to 192nd Avenue East; and construction of approximately 500 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk on both sides of 111th Street East to infill from existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements and planned improvements to 192nd Avenue East. Construction for Phase 1 started on June 26th and was completed on February 5, 2011.

Phase 2 of the project includes construction of a trail and bridge from the existing Fennel Creek Trail to Victor Falls Elementary School, and a trail linking Mountainview Middle School with Bonney Lake High School. Design of Phase 2 was in progress during 2010 and 2011.


Project Updates: 
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August 11, 2012:  Pierce County approved the building permit required for the portion of the Safe Routes Trail that is outside the city limits.

June 23, 2012:  Finalized the 2012 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grant package for council agenda.

June 9, 2012:  Gary filled out three required online reports for the Safe Routes to School grant project.
Gary discussed with John Woodcock stream sampling requirements for the Safe Routes Trail stormwater permit. We received a second required appraisal for a construction staging area for the Safe Routes
Trail (required by Federal grant regulations at cost of $5000). WSDOT has reviewed and approved the Area of Potential Effect at the Church staging site and has requested the Cultural Resource element to now be completed. The review appraisal for the Church property as the contractors lay down area has been approved.

June 2, 2012:  We received an appraisal for a temporary construction staging area for the Safe Routes
Trail, as required by WSDOT; a required review appraisal is underway.

May 19, 2012:  Pierce County Planning and Land Services is reviewing the building plans for the boardwalk for the Safe Routes Trail in order to facilitate a required building permit.

May 5, 2012:  Gary provided a contracted amendment to Bruce Dees to re-draw the contractor specifications for the Safe Routes Trail.

March 31, 2012:  [Staff] are working on additional details (i.e. Federal grant requirements) that need to be completed before going to bid on the Safe Routes Trail.

March 24, 2012:  [Staff] are tying up loose ends (Right-of-Way Plan) on the Safe Routes Trail project so we can go out to bid. [Facilities & Special Project Manager Gary Leaf] completed the quarterly report for the Safe Routes project and submitted it to WSDOT. 

March 17, 2012:  [Facilities & Special Project Manager Gary Leaf] and [City Engineer] John Woodcock are working on additional details required by WSDOT for the Safe Routes Trail before it can be bid. [Project Manager] King Cooper is assisting with building permit applications for the Safe Routes Trail
project.

March 4, 2012:  [Staff] met with WSDOT and consultant to get our land purchase for the Safe Routes
project certified.

February 25, 2012:  [Facilities & Special Events Manager Leaf] worked on creating a documentation notebook that follows Federal guidelines for the state auditor to evaluate the Safe Routes to School land acquisition.

February 18, 2012:  [Facilities & Special Events Manager Leaf] attended a policy workshop for the Safe Routes to School program. [And] providing more information for the Safe Routes real estate acquisition to WSDOT so they can “certify” the land purchase to meet Federal grant requirements. Pierce County signed off on the Critical Area Buffer Notice (“wetland covenant”) for the Safe Routes Trail.

February 4, 2012:  [Facilities & Special Events Manager and City Engineer] worked on needed details to be completed before bidding for the Safe Routes Trail can begin.

January 14, 2012:  [Facilities & Special Events Manager] coordinated paper work with the Sumner School District’s Attorney to close the acquisition of the parcel for the Safe Routes Trail.

November 5, 2011: [Facilities & Special Events Manager] worked with Parametrix to secure an Auto Cad version of the wetland delineation for the Safe Routes Trail; this is required by Pierce County when we file the deed and the required Wetland Covenant for the land acquisition for the trail.

October 29, 2011: [Facilities & Special Events Manager] updated the diary for the Safe Routes Trail land acquisition to re-submit to WSDOT (to meet grant requirements). Also secured additional information from the City’s consultants required by the Sumner School District Attorney in order to finalize the purchase of Safe Routes Trail right-of-way. John Woodcock (Public Works) met with Mark Brooks of WSDOT to review the construction plans and schedule for the Safe Routes Trail.

October 1, 2011:  [Facilities & Special Events Manager] submitted a quarterly report on status of Safe Routes project to WSDOT.

July 23, 2011:  Phase 2 -- City staff reviewing 100% PS&E package. Land acquisition will not occur until late August, WSDOT certification will follow that action, advertisement cannot occur until this process is complete.

July 16, 2011:  Phase 2 - City staff met with Sumner School District and the Design team to address the temporary access easement as well as the last items on their list to finalize the land acquisition. Land acquisition will not occur until late August, WSDOT certification will follow that action, advertisement cannot occur until this process is complete.

July 9, 2011: Phase 1 - Released retainage to Titan Earthwork, LLC. This project commenced 7/19/10, completed10/21/10 and accepted by council on 2/8/11.
Phase 2 - City staff is working with church property owners for a temporary access and staging area

July 2, 2011:  City staff sent the easement language to the Sumner School District to address an access easement for construction of this trail.

June 25, 2011:  City staff is working with the Sumner School District to address an access easement for construction of this trail.

June 4, 2011:  Deviation letter #2 for WSDOT has been submitted for internal signatures. 90% PS&E
package has been sent to the Sumner School District for their approval. We are working with the design team to complete 100% PS&E package for Pierce County permits and WSDOT review and approval.

May 28, 2011:  Gary Leaf and John Woodcock are working on the final plans changes required by WSDOT for the Safe Routes Trail

May 14, 2011: [Community Services] Director Leaf and City Engineer Woodcick met with Bruce Dees and Aaron Butters of WSDOT to review options to best meet ADA requirements for the Safe Routes trail.

May 7, 2011: Received partial approval from WSDOT for an ADA deviation request for the Safe Routes trail; a revision in the design to assume a more gradual slope will be required.

April 30, 2011: PW Staff provided additional data to WSDOT to address ADA deviation request issues.

April 13, 2011: City Engineer met with WSDOT staff on site to obtain a visual inspection for the ADA deviation request where the trail is steep and narrower.

April 9, 2011: City Engineer John Woodcock submitted a request for a deviation from Americans with Disabilities Act for some provisions for the Safe Routes to School trail.

March 19, 2011:  City Engineer continues to work with WSDOT to complete the Maximum Extent Feasible and Deviation request documentation for ADA compliance.

March 12, 2011:  Staff met with WSDOT to discuss the Deviation requests submitted and
minor changes requested before submittal.

March 5, 2011: [Community Services] Director Leaf spoke with the Bicycle Alliance regarding making a presentation to Council regarding safety audits for pedestrians and bikers in early April. [Public Works] Staff met with Community Services Director and Community Development Staff to discuss future Pierce County permit requirements. Set up meeting with WSDOT to discuss the deviation requests submitted.

February 12, 2011:  (Phase 2) -- City Engineer completed and forwarded to WSDOT the trail width Deviation Requests and is awaiting their review and comments. The property required for the Safe Routes trail has gone through the subdivision process (called segregation); construction and trail easements and a wetland covenant still need to be filed upon recording the sale; the acquisition will need to be certified by WSDOT before starting construction on the trail.

February 5, 2011: (Phase 1) -- Submitted Notice of Completion of Public Works Contract to
Department of Revenue and Department of Labor & Industries. (Phase 2) -- City Engineer worked with WSDOT to move forward several deviation requests for the trail.

January 29, 2011:  (Phase 1) - [Public Works] Will submit contract completion to City Council on February 8th for final acceptance. (Phase 2) - City Engineer has completed both the Maximum Extent Feasible ADA exemption to traverse the steep slope and the Deviation Request of the WSDOT Standards for the trail width for that portion of the trail. WSDOT is now reviewing those documents. 
[Community Services] Director Leaf joined Deputy Mayor Swatman and others on a “walking audit” around Bonney Lake High School as part of the Safe Routes project. The Bicycle Alliance of Washington submitted a draft report summarizing “bicycle audits” recently completed for six Bonney Lake schools participating in the Safe Routes project. The Bicycle Alliance’s bicycle audit report includes superb documentation and suggestions related to safety issues raised by students who walk to Bonney Lake High School and Mountain View Middle School.

January 22, 2011:  City Engineer is continuing to address issues with WSDOT seeking a Maximum Extent Feasible ADA exemption to traverse the steep slope and balance impacts to the environment.

January 8, 2011:  (Phase 1) Processed final pay estimate to Titan Earthwork, LLC.(Phase 2) Completed in house review of Plans, Specifications, & Engi-neering package prior to sending documents to WSDOT for review.

December 31, 2010: Continued working with the contractor to get final documents on project to finalize close out of this contract.

December 11, 2010:
  [Executive Department] Worked on Fennel Creek trail easement issues for the segment that would run between OSBH and SR410. Phase 2 (Trail) Bruce Dees has incorporated review comments from city staff and resubmitted for our final review.

December 4, 2010:  Staff working with Bruce Dees PS&E package over comments and corrections. Director Leaf coordinated efforts with three consultants working on different aspects of the Safe Routes project – Bruce Dees (trail design), Universal (land acquisition), and Feet First (education program).

November 20, 2010:  Phase 1 (Sidewalk) Staff continues to finalize documentation re-quired for the project’s grant funding and to reconcile the final pay estimate. Phase 2 (Trail) -- Staff completed the first internal review of the Bruce Dees PS&E package and returned for corrections.  [Community Services] Director Leaf and Bruce Dees worked out the remaining issue on the Safe Routes boardwalk with Pierce County Sur-face Water Division. Submitted to WSDOT Supplement No. 4 to Safe Routes grant agreement which allows for additional reimbursements. Director Leaf and Bruce Dees provided answers to development review staff regarding the Safe Routes trail.

November 6, 2010:  Staff continues to finalize documentation required for the project’s grant funding and to reconcile the final pay estimate. The Fennel Creek Trail Advisory Committee met and heard an update of the Safe Routes Trail and the request for a trail easement on WSDOT’s parcel on Kelly Farm.

October 30, 2010:  [PW Staff] Met with Mark Brook, WSDOT Area Manager to review grant documentation requirements for phase 1 construction.

October 23, 2010:  On Friday, October 22nd, and Saturday, October 23rd, three members of the Fennel Creek Trail Advisory Committee (Val Zikfa, Don Partington, and Marian Betzer) joined Community Services Director Leaf to represent Bonney Lake at the Washington State Trails Conference and staff a booth promoting the Fennel Creek Trail. Don Partington won a statewide award for his volunteerism on many trail maintenance projects in Pierce County (including our trails on the WSU property). Committee members staffed the booth and handed out more than 80 Fennel Creek brochures.
 [Community Services] Director Leaf met with Mark Brooks of WSDOT to review grant files for the Safe Routes project. More than 200 students at Liberty Ridge Elementary School participated in a Safe Routes walk-to-school event and bike rodeo on October 20th. This represents more than half of the student population at that school. The out-ofpocket cost for this event was covered with grant funds.
[Public Works] Notice of Physical Completion issued to Titan Earthwork, LLC. Staff met with representative of contractor to review punch list items. A grant reimbursement request is being
prepared.

October 16, 2010: [Community Services] Director Leaf assisted with a Safe Routes to school bike rodeo and walk-to-school event.

October 9, 2010:  Three locking mail box units installed on 109th St. Ct. E. and 111th St. E.

September 25, 2010:  Processed pay estimate #2 to Titan Earthwork, LLC. This project
is 82 % complete. Continued work on multiple grant/WSDOT required documents and reports.

September 18, 2010:  Pavement marking, property restoration and hydro-seeding are completed. In total, this project adds 5,500 linear feet of new sidewalks and paved pedestrian path. Issued Notice of Substantial Complete to Titan Earthwork, LLC.

August 28, 2010:  Construction activities this week included sidewalk along 192nd Avenue east side, 111th Street and 109th Street on south side. [Finance] Staff conducted a coordination meeting involving Community Services Department, Public Works Department and the Finance Department to determine various task assignments as the project manager responsibilities for our Safe Routes grant are shifted to Public Works. The project is in the final stages of Design and Education, with focus shifting to the construction phase.

August 21, 2010: The U.S. Army Corps notified the City that a Section 404 permit is not required for the Safe Routes Trail (one big step towards going out to bid). The Department of Ecology signed off on the Safe Routes trail. Director Leaf submitted a request to WSDOT to re-allocate $54,000 of Safe Routes education program funds to the design/environmental component; this is possible because Community Services staff have performed much of the education program work. Director Leaf delivered Safe Routes walk route maps to one Bonney Lake school; the others will be delivered as soon as the District approves them.

Phase 1 - Processed pay estimate #1 to Titan Earthwork, LLC. This project is 26% complete. Construction activities this week included sidewalk along 192nd Avenue, 111th Street and 109th Street. Phase 2 - Met with the design consultants to finalize ADA compliance standards of the sidewalk ramps at 109th and 111th Street E.

August 6, 2010:  Construction activities this week included new curb and gutter along 192nd Avenue and 109th Street. [Community Services] Director Leaf continued work on the land acquisition from Sumner School District for the Safe Routes trail.

July 31, 2010:  Phase 1 - Construction activities started on the sidewalk and are ongoing. Sidewalks are being built on both sides of 192nd Ave. and the south sides of 111th and 109th Streets. 
Phase 2 - The Final Notice for the Safe Routes to School SEPA Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance was completed and a Public Notice was published.

July 9, 2010:  PHase 1 - Conducted Pre-Construction Meeting with Titan Earthwork, LLC. Issued Notice to Proceed. Notification letters were mailed to property owners in the project.
The mitigation plan for the Safe Routes trail is complete; the JARPA permit application has been sent to the U.S. Army Corps. Director Leaf updated cost estimates for the Safe Routes project; the latest estimate is that the education program will come in about $50,000 under budget, and a request has been submitted to WSDOT to transfer these funds to other components that are over budget (i.e., environmental permits and mitigation).

June 26, 2010:  [Public Works] Issued Notice to Proceed to Titan Earthwork, LLC for sidewalk construction.

June 19, 2010:  Met with representatives of Titan Earthwork, LLC to review their bid proposal submitted on 16 June. The contractor confirmed their bid and is ready to begin work. The Agenda Bill
and Resolution to award the contract is on the 22 June City Council Agenda.

Safe Routes to School Poster Contest WinnersJune 16, 2010: Poster prize contest winners have been selected and prizes will be distributed at area schools soon. You can view the winning posters from each school in the City's online photo album. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted a poster!

[Community Services Dept Updates] Community Services hosted an open house for the Safe Routes to School project/program. David Wells assisted Di-rector Leaf with preparations. Some Safe Routes data collected so far: 1,850 students heard Willie Weir speak during assemblies; 236 students participated in walk/bike-to-school events; 40 participated in a bike rodeo at Victor Falls School; 151 students turned in posters for an art contest with a theme of street-crossing behavior; 25 middle school students judged the art contest posters; 95 elementary and students and 92 high school students participated in field trips to Fennel Creek; staffers from an elementary school, Director Leaf, and Feet First participated in a parking lot safety analysis at one school. Walk route maps at Bonney Lake area schools are in process. Additional Safe Routes events expected in the next school year: one or more bike rodeos; three walk/bike-to-school events; two or more walk/bike safety audits; complete walk route maps. Director Leaf met with Craig Spencer, Troy Whitten, and Jen Cole (Feet First) to discuss and recommend changes to the draft walk route maps (part of Safe Routes project).

June 11, 2010:  Bids opened on June 9 for construction contract. Titan Earthwork, LLC of Sumner submitted low bid of $496,848.10. Approximately 5,800 lineal feet of curb, gutter and sidewalk will be installed with this project along 192nd Avenue, 109th Street Ct. E. and 111th Street Ct. E.

June 4, 2010: Community Services reports: Almost 100 Bonney Lake High School students participated in a field trip to Fennel Creek as part of the Safe Routes to School project (part of this project is constructing a mile of trail along Fennel Creek). Special thanks go to Grant Sulham who coordinated all aspects of the field trip. Willie Weir spoke at assemblies at Bonney Lake Elementary School and Mountain View Middle School regarding bicycling. So far 151 elementary school students have participated in our Safe Routes to School poster contest. Prizes will be announced later in June.
Public Works report: PW-OPS staff helped the Parks Dept. with signage and provided temporary traffic control for the Safe [Routes] to School/Fennel Creek Trail Event.

June 1, 2010: A new Advertisement for Bids was posted for the Fennel Creek Trail & 192nd Ave Sidewalks Project - Phase 1, with a deadline of June 9, 2010. See the
Legal Notices page.

May 27, 2010:  WSDOT found discrepancies in the first and second apparent low bidders making them "nonresponsive" bids. City is now in contact with the third low bidder that has met the federal requirements for the funding. 

May 14, 2010: Met with Hoffman Construction Company (low bidder) to review bid, numbers were discussed and agenda bill prepared for CDC.

May 7, 2010: Opened 7 bids on 5 May; the low bidder was Hoffman Construction, Inc. Low Bid was $532,266, which was 38.1% below the Engineers Cost Estimate of $859,975. Project includes approximately 5,800 lineal feet of curb, gutter and sidewalk on both sides of 192nd Ave south of the high school.

May 2, 2010: Processed Addendum #2 for Fennel Creek Trail & 192nd Ave Sidewalks- Phase 1 project that is current out to bid. This addendum postpones bid opening to May 5, 2010.

April 14, 2010: Advertisement for Bids published for "Fennel Creek Trail and 192nd Avenue Sidewalks Project - Phase 1" (Bids due by 10:00 a.m., April 28, 2010).
See Notices page. Phase 1 includes:
"Construction of approximately 2,400 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk along the east side of 192nd Avenue East; construction of approximately 2,400 linear feet of sidewalk along the west side of 192nd Avenue East; construction of approximately 500 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk on both sides of 109th Street East to infill from existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements and planned improvements to 192nd Avenue East; and construction of approximately 500 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk on both sides of 111th Street East to infill from existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements and planned improvements to 192nd Avenue East."

April 9, 2010:  Advertisement projected for April 22nd.

April 2, 2010:  Staff reviewed final plans prior to advertising [sidewalk construction] contract.

March 26, 2010:  [PW] Staff met with WSDOT (Dick Egolf) to discuss the LAG Manual and get suggestions that will help the City have a smooth project management process during construction. This is to ensure that the City receives the full amount of the grant it is entitled to receive.

March 19, 2010: [Community Services Department] Participated in car counts at one of the Bonney Lake elementary schools as part of the Safe Routes to School education program. Also met with officials at four local schools who will be participating in the education program. Coordinated Willy Weir assemblies at four schools. Started work on poster contests at the schools. All of these items (and more) are required as part of the Safe Routes grant program. Worked with Public Works to provide documentation to WSDOT so we can go out to bid for sidewalk/curb/gutter construction on April 15th. Public Works will oversee construction while Community Services will oversee the education program, environmental review for the trail, and land acquisition for the trail.

March 12, 2010: Project has been transferred from Community Service Department to Public Works for the construction phase. Reviewed LAG Manual procedures with Public Works Engineering and Administrative staff. City Engineer is preparing final documents for WSDOT approval. Anticipate an April 15th date for advertisement of Phase 1 construction (192nd Ave Sidewalks).

March 5, 2010: Preparing to advertise this contract. Coordinating with WSDOT to ensure management of Federal funds is done correctly by the City.





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