SEASIDE — The City of Seaside is hosting a community meeting on the entire Broadway Avenue Corridor to hear from the public about the project that will change one of the city’s main thoroughfares.
Tuesday’s meeting will take place in the multi-purpose hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. School of the Arts at 1713 Broadway Ave. at Seaside from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Broadway Avenue Corridor Comprehensive Street Improvement Project will transform Broadway Avenue from Fremont to General Jim Moore Boulevards at Seaside, including reducing the thoroughfare from four lanes to two.
In addition to lane reductions, the project will install curb extensions, Class II cycle lanes, roundabouts and improvements to safe routes to school such as offset crosswalks, rectangular beacons at fast flashing and accessibility improvements throughout the hallway, including safe passage to school. next to the Martin Luther King Jr. School of the Arts.
A resolution approving a professional services agreement of up to $598,004.83 with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. for consultation on the project was passed by City Council at its June 16 meeting.
The project is publicly funded through the Active Transportation Program and the Regional Surface Transportation Program. The contract with Kimley-Horn is split into two phases to comply with grant program requirements.
The first phase is the project approval and environmental document part to be paid from $600,000 of the regional surface transportation program funds.
The scope of the first phase includes public outreach, utility coordination and mapping, data collection, California Environmental Quality Act compliance and preliminary engineering, according to the city.
The City must complete the project approval and environmental documentation phase before funding for the plans, specifications and specifications phase and a professional services contract can be issued for this phase.
Plans, specifications, and the estimate professional services agreement cannot be released until the California Transportation Commission allocates Phase II funding, and it will not allocate such funding until Phase I is not over.
The project approval and environmental documentation phase will take approximately 12 months and is expected to be completed in July 2023.
The preliminary construction estimate for the project is $9.5 million with the construction start date in 2025 and project completion expected in 2027.