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Bids come in for SR76 work

Hazard Construction low bid for some items

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Issue 21, Volume 18.
Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent
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Hazard Construction is the apparent low bidder for work on State Route 76 east of Interstate 15 which will include repaving, shoulder and centerline rumble strips, and improved striping.

The California Department of Transportation opened bids May 15. The Hazard Construction bid of $4,294,738 was the lowest of the three companies which responded to the bid package which was advertised April 1.

Caltrans had estimated a $5.3 million cost for the project, including administration as well as the contract work itself. The construction portion of the project covers 10.8 miles of Highway 76 from Pala Mission Road to 2 miles west of Red Gate Road, although work tasks will begin 1 1/2 miles west of Pala Mission Road and end 1 1/2 miles east of the eastern boundary of the construction area.

The repaving work will involve the grinding of the existing pavement, recycling that pavement by mixing it with new material, and putting pavement back down. After that pavement cures a pavement coating layer will be added. The repaving portion of the project is intended to prevent further deterioration of the existing pavement while also providing a smoother road surface with additional traction.

The work on the road will also allow for some realignment of the pavement. Additionally, the curves near the intersection with Valley Center Road will have a high-friction surface treatment which will improve skid resistance.

The specifications call for 570 centerline rumble strips and 254 shoulder rumble strips. The striping will include high-visibility crosswalks at intersections with wider lines and striping which will be more reflective at night, improving those crosswalks to current standards. The striping for the shoulders will also be thicker and more visible during fog, allowing that part of the road to meet current standards. The specifications include 4,460 retroreflective pavement markers.

Due to the type of project, the work must be performed during the day. During the construction periods one lane will be closed, forcing traffic in both directions to use the remaining one lane. One-way traffic control will be in place during that time, and the bid package scope of work includes four portable signs with changeable messages which will notify motorists of the situation.

A review of the bids and finalizing the contract award process will precede construction, which is expected to begin in early September. Weather will determine the time to complete the work which is expected to last between 10 and 12 weeks. The project will be funded through Caltrans regular maintenance allocations.



Comment Profile ImageJD
Comment #1 | Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:36 am
That's nice. But does anyone know why construction seems to have stopped on the east leg of 76, Mission to the 15? They rip out trees, then just stop. The bushes are growing in smart! That east leg can't get done soon enough, in my opinion. That section of the 76 is super dangerous. Why are they waiting?

***VILLAGE NEWS COMMENTS: As our stories have stated, the dead trees/brush were removed so bidding contractors on the 76 project had access to properly examine the situation and prepare bids for the project. Each segment has/had its own budget, etc. They tell us not to expect construction to actually start on this final segment until September-ish and completion will go into 2015. Not a speedy process. Thanks. D. Ramsey
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #2 | Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:56 am
@ #1 JD

My dear JD, I will tell you EXACTLY why the construction of the stretch of the 76 between the 15 and S. Mission Rd. is taking so long, it's completion being 2017!

First, the 76 was expanded throughout Oceanside . . . for the boys next door. Next, the all-important 1.5 miles east of the 15 was completed NOT because of the quarry . . . but because of the upcoming Horse Creek Ridge development that will house . . . the boys next door.

And you and I, WE, THE PEOPLE, who fund this project with our hard-earned money?! Naah, let 'em die!

Welcome to our almighty military-industrial complex!

Comment Profile Imagekma
Comment #3 | Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm
@ lee
You are SO spot on! Just wait til those tracts are built!
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #4 | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:46 am
@ #3 kma

Agreed. That is why we should do everything in our power using, yes, yes, legal, peaceful and nonviolent means to stop that ridiculous Horse Creek Ridge GARBAGE! We have a water shortage . . . yet we are going to stuff in MORE housing? We just had all those fires. Where are people going to escape to in an emergency? Where?! Why add MORE congestion? What about preserving Fallbrook's cherished rural lifestyle? Why build a college extension campus . . . in Fallbrook and not in Rancho California which is the OBVIOUS choice?

Our politicians DO NOT care about us! They only care about those lobbyists who fund their campaigns: the boys next door, military-industrial complex!

It's time we took our country back!!!
Comment Profile ImageJoe Naiman
Comment #5 | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Lee - since you asked "why" about the Palomar College campus being in Fallbrook, I'll answer. The new campus had to be located within the community college district - that eliminates Temecula - and a willing seller of the land was also required. Once the
sale was consummated, the County of San Diego lost
its land use jurisdiction over the college property
since public education facilities are exempt from
county land use decisions.

Joe N.
Comment Profile Imagegrunt
Comment #6 | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm
Lee, how many Marines do you think are at Camp Pendleton? So far, every road project, every housing project you claim is for the Marines (again, I would advise against calling one a "boy" to his face). your falsehoods and hatred fort the Marines is getting tiresome. Did a Marine steal your girl? or did a Female Marine beat you up? Time to get over it
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #7 | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:15 am
Lee, just FYI, there are women in the military as well as men, so "boys" next door is rather sexist don't you think? saying that the 76 was expanded and widened for the military alone is, of course, ludicrous. It was expanded for all commuters as a shortcut to the coast or inland to Riverside County. As far as "we the people" go, you do realize that our military is part of "we the people" don't you? You do understand that they are also American citizens, don't you? I have asked you this before Lee, and of course you can't or won't answer, but can you recite the entire Preamble or just the first three words... do you even know what the Preamble is? Go ahead, hurry, Google it.
Comment Profile Image0ldtimer
Comment #8 | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:37 am
Lest we forget, the decisions on where and whether to build developments and widen and improve roads are made and/or approved at the level of people for whom we had the opportunity to vote...or not. It doesn't get much more WE THE PEOPLE than that. An informed and conscientious citizenry would be a powerful force.
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #9 | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm
My dear fellow Fallbrookers, please read Fire Chief Bill Metcalf's grave concerns over the great number of looky-loos @ and the problem they pose during an emergency such as a fire! Straight from the horse's mouth.

And you want to bring in MORE people into Fallbrook via the Horse Creek Ridge and Lilac developments?! May whoever is up above help us, Fallbrookers, during the next fires!
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #10 | Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:31 am
Yet again Lee is either unable or unwilling to answer simple questions

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