Presentation on theme: "Country Club Creek Trail Preliminary Engineering Report Public Outreach Jessica V. Salinas COA Project Manager December 9, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Country Club Creek Trail Preliminary Engineering Report Public Outreach Jessica V. Salinas COA Project Manager December 9, 2014
Country Club Creek Trail Agenda Introduction of Project Team Overall Program Goals for Urban Trails Country Club Creek Trail Summary Preliminary Engineering Report Overview – Outline of PER – Evaluation Criteria – Recommended Route Next Steps Questions 12/9/14jvsalinas 2
Project Team City Project Sponsor – Nadia Barrera, PWD City Project Manager – Jessica Salinas, PWD Project Consultant & Subconsultants: – Civil Engineering Consultants – Gary Martin & Ken Thomas – CAS Consulting, Inc. – Cost Estimating and Utility Coordination – Harutunian Engineering, Inc. – Lighting Options – Hicks & Company – Environmental Investigation – HVJ – Geotechnical Investigation – Jaster Quintanilla San Antonio, LLP – Preliminary Structural Design – Macias & Associates, L.P. – Surveying and Parcel Information 12/9/14jvsalinas 3
12/9/14nbarrera 4 Program Goals for Urban Trails Easy access for transportation & recreation users. Link to bicycle & sidewalk network. Adequate size to accommodate recreation & transportation uses. Incorporate amenities & features that transform them into unique greenways that reflect the City around them. Provide adequate resources to maintain & operate. Ensure context-sensitivity & environmentally sustainability as well as preservation and improvement upon wildlife habitat.
12/9/14jvsalinas 5 Country Club Creek Trail Project Summary Project Funded by 2010 Prop 1 & 2012 Prop 12 Preliminary Engineering Report: April 2014 – February 2015 Design Phase: Spring 2015 – Spring 2016 – Construction Estimate (w/20% Contingency) - $4,519,892 Construction – Pending Project Funding – Anticipated start Fall 2016 Project website: http://www.austintexas.gov/urbantrails
Country Club Creek Trail 12/9/14jvsalinas 7 Approximately 3-mile multi-use path generally running along Country Club Creek connecting Lady Bird Lake to Mabel Davis Park in southeast Austin. Two segments of the trail that need to be constructed 0.5 mile trail section - from Ventura Drive to Burleson Road through an existing City of Austin electric easement. Note: Existing segment along Pleasant Valley from Burleson Road to East Oltorf. 1 mile section - from East Oltorf to the existing gravel trail just north of Elmont Drive.
Preliminary Engineering Report The Preliminary Engineering Report consists of the following sections: Executive SummaryEnvironmental Issues IntroductionUtilities Impact Preliminary Trail Routes Structural Preliminary Design Evaluation CriteriaLighting Options Critical Water Quality ZoneOpinion Of Probable Cost Erosion Hazard ZoneRoute Evaluation Drainage and FloodplainRecommended Option Right-of-WaySummary & Next Steps Trees 12/9/14cec 8
Evaluation Factors The following factors were used to evaluate the different trail segments: AccessibilityRight-of-Way ConnectivityObstructions Critical Water Quality ZoneTree Impacts Erosion Hazard ZoneEnvironmental Floodplain/Drainage ImpactsCost 12/9/14cec 9
Next Steps Dec 2014: Collect Public Input to PER – Open House – City Website Jan 2015: Project Team to incorporate Feedback and update PER Jan 2015: City Stakeholder Final Review of PER Feb 2015: Follow-up Open House to present Final PER Spring 2015: Design Phase 12/9/14jvsalinas 26
Evaluation Factors (continued) Accessibility – Primarily deciding how easy it is to comply with ADA requirements in a segment. Connectivity – The ease of reaching destinations from the proposed trail. Critical Water Zone (CWQZ) – Indicates whether or not the trail segment is located in this zone. Erosion Hazard Zone (EHZ) – Indicates whether the trail segment is in the EHZ or not. Floodplain/Drainage Impacts – Indicates whether or not the trail segment is located in the floodplain and if there are any negative impacts to drainage. Right-of-Way – Indicates if a new easement is required in a trail segment. Obstructions – Indicates if there are features that would impact the location of the trail. Tree Impact – Indicates the impact to trees in a trail segment. Environmental – Indicates the whether or not environmental permits would be required. Cost – Indicates the relative cost in relation to the other options. 12/9/14cec 30