FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET
Project Name: Sidewalk Repair
Department: Public Works Department
Start Date: 7/01/2023
End Date: Ongoing
These funds are used for the repair and maintenance of concrete infrastructure within the City's Right-of-Way, including sidewalks, curbs, and ADA ramps. The repair and upgrade of ADA ramps as it relates to the street resurfacing program, is a federal mandate - 28 CFR 35.151(i), and is the primary use of this fund
RELATIONSHIP TO comprehensive PLAN:
Chapter 6 : Transportation
Goal 1. Complete Streets
Create and maintain a connected network of safe, convenient, and pleasant
accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, including people of all ages and abilities.
Goal 2. Coordination with Land Use & Community Design
Improve quality of life and promote active living by reducing automobile use and congestion and supporting multimodal options for safe
and convenient travel in conjunction with implementation of the Future Land Use Vision.
Goal 8. Infrastructure Funding
Identify and seek new sources of sustainable funding mechanisms for the maintenance
of existing multimodal infrastructure and facilities and future development of the transportation system
Chapter 7 : Environment, Climate, and Food Equity
Goal 1. Climate Change Mitigation, Emissions, and Energy
Reduce community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the city’s overall carbon footprint to meet goals established for 2030 (45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2011 levels) and 2050 (carbon neutrality).
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
Objectives: To proactively maintain, upgrade, and replace the City's concrete infrastructure to ensure safe and accessible travel
Status: The majority outlay for this fund comes from the preparing the street resurfacing program schedule of streets for paving operations by repairing and installing required concrete infrastructure, to include any and all ADA requirements. Upgrading ADA ramps, addressing sidewalk hazards and other repair to curb/gutter should be performed prior to repaving operations. Due to contractor availability and capacity issues, progress of work has slowed and has negatively impacted the City's paving operations as well. This fund is critical for advancing the required improvement of ADA facilities and pavement condition across the City's planned paving list, and when capacity allows for should be funded at a higher than current level. Due to the current unknowns surrounding contractor capacity, Public Works is exploring alternative procurement structures to get planned work completed.
Contractor availability and capacity issues as well as increased labor/material costs are limiting the amount of work that can be completed. However, because this work is continual in nature, as repairs/replacements are mandated upon damages and traffic pattern changes, future increases in funding may be needed.