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File #: 2020-323    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/18/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action:
Title: UPDATE ON DOMINGUEZ CHANNEL BIKE PATH PROJECTS PHASE I AND PHASE II (CITY COUNCIL)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 2020-323
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
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SUBJECT:
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UPDATE ON DOMINGUEZ CHANNEL BIKE PATH PROJECTS PHASE I AND PHASE II (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The City received a grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the design and construction of a Bike Path along the Dominguez Channel. The first phase was to extend the bike path along the east side of the channel from Main Street to Avalon Boulevard, where it would connect to Phase II, which would continue to the southeast.
However, the preliminary design of Phase I has demonstrated that construction of the bike path along the original alignment is impractical due to the insufficient funds to construct a bridge over a ravine at the Victoria Golf Course that prevents a continuous path along the east side of the channel. An alternate alignment was researched and considered, but will require an easement and maintenance agreement with the LA County Parks and Recreation Division; however, it may reduce the cost of the project to where current Metro funding may be sufficient.
The City received a grant from Metro for the design and construction of the Phase II Bike Path along the Dominguez Channel, which was anticipated to extend to 223rd Street. Based on the initial field survey, however, the construction of a bike path along the original alignment that daylights at 223rd Street was found to be impractical as well, due to the existing railroad tracks intersecting the proposed bike path. Given the City's experience on Project 919 with UPRR, the track owner, and with the CPUC, who regulates at-grade rail crossings, it was concluded that the most practical approach to completing Phase II was that the scope of work be reduced and the project be shortened to avoid the conflicting railroad intersection.
Staff is presenting this item to inform the City Council of the status of the design and the grants and to seek direction on moving forward with thes...

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