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File #: 2017-0384   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 5/23/2017 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2017 Final action: 7/27/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. ACKNOWLEDGING completion of the I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector Project and AUTHORIZING to close of the project; (REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE FULL BOARD) B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to reprogram $85.8 million dollars of planned $90.8 million dollars unspent in original Measure R 20% funds for the I-5/SR-14 HOV Capacity Enhancements Project to other eligible highway operational improvement projects in North County; C. AUTHORIZING retention of $5 million from the $90.8 million to remain within the I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector Project for completion of the outstanding workscope with any unspent funds to remain within the North County region, and; D. AMENDING FY18 budget for $2 million dollars to create and fund the I-5 / SR-14 Direct Connector Project to address a remaining utility relocation.
Sponsors: Program Management (Department), Maria Luk
Indexes: Budget, Capital Project, Construction, Contracts, I-5, Interchanges, Measure R, Measure R Cost Management Process and Policy, Project, Southern California Highways, SR-14
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Caltrans letter on cost to close the Project, 2. Attachment B - Revised Unified Cost Management Process and Policy for Measure R Projects
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AD-HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY AND ROADS COMMITTEE
JULY 19, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: INTERSTATE 5/STATE ROUTE 14 HOV DIRECT
CONNECTOR PROJECT - PROJECT CLOSURE AND
RELEASE OF UNSPENT FUNDS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. ACKNOWLEDGING completion of the I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector Project and AUTHORIZING to close of the project;

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE FULL BOARD)

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to reprogram $85.8 million dollars of planned $90.8 million dollars unspent in original Measure R 20% funds for the I-5/SR-14 HOV Capacity Enhancements Project to other eligible highway operational improvement projects in North County;

C. AUTHORIZING retention of $5 million from the $90.8 million to remain within the I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector Project for completion of the outstanding workscope with any unspent funds to remain within the North County region, and;

D. AMENDING FY18 budget for $2 million dollars to create and fund the I-5 / SR-14 Direct Connector Project to address a remaining utility relocation.

Issue
ISSUE

On December 23, 2012, the I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector was opened to traffic. All major activities related to the project have been completed except for the final relocation of Southern California Edison (SCE) powerlines for an estimated Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) cost of $5 million. Delays in relocation of SCE's power lines to outside the State right-of-way has caused delay in closing the project. As such, the remaining Project funds are tied up. With the opening of the project in 2012, Metro wishes to release those funds from the Project and reprogram the funds to other highway operational improvement projects in North County, only when the Metro Board determines the project is complete.



Discussion
DISCUSSION

In 2016, Metro requested California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) approval to close the project. This would...

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