San Diego County approves guardrails construction contract

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The San Diego County’s board of supervisors authorized a construction contract to replace at least two guardrails along Sunrise Highway.

The board authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a construction contract to replace existing guardrails and provide end treatments throughout the unincorporated portion of the county, The Alpine Sun reports.

The bid package is structured with a base bid consisting of the minimum number of locations and a group of additive alternatives, or locations which can be added to the contract should funding permit.

The base list has five locations while two locations are on the additive alternative list. The base bid will replace the existing rail for 425 feet along Sunrise Highway 1,855 feet south of Milepost 17.0 and will replace the existing railing and provide end treatments for the 600-foot segment 1,230 feet south of Milepost 17.0.

If the first additive alternative is part of the contract 400 feet of guardrail along Sunrise Highway 110 feet north of Milepost 17.0 will be replaced and the ends will be treated. The second additive alternative would replace the existing railing and provide end treatments for 200 feet of Sunrise Highway 700 feet northeast of Milepost 17.0.

A prior year balance in the county’s Road Fund will provide the $300,000 to cover the estimated costs including contingency to replace the guardrails.

The design for the guard¬rail replacements is complete. The construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2019 and be complete by the end of calendar year 2019.

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