From: Gade, Derek [mailto:Derek.Gade@sdcounty.ca.gov]
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: Jamacha Blvd Krails
As you recall from our June 11, 2009 Jamacha Blvd meeting with Supervisor Jacob, DPW committed to work with The Pointe developer to have the K-rail removed by early July.
We understand the wishes of the community to have the K-rail removed, but as we move forward with planning the steps necessary for the County's construction project, we now realize the K-rails need to be in place to enable our
We had initiated the idea to remove the K-rails back when there was no solution identified to get the
We are now stuck between a rock and a hard place. We want to remove the K-rail as committed to the bicycle community, but the $300K expense to remove the K-rail for only about six months and then reinstall the K-rail to start construction would consume dollars that are expected to be essential to fully fund the widening project construction. We anticipate having our County project ready to bid by November 2009, so that upon receipt of the project bond money, we could start construction as early as January 2010. . Should we have thought of this before committing to remove the K-rail? The obvious answer is yes, we should have, and we apologize for not connecting the dots on the future need for the K-rail for our construction project.
Please remember this whole K-rail issue is due to The Pointe abandoning their roadway improvement project and defaulting on their obligations to the County. Calling bonds and taking over projects is not something we do very often, but we are taking action to get this project moving. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.
Derek R. Gade, P.E.
Public Works Manager
Private Development Construction Inspection
County of San Diego
5201 Ruffin Rd., Suite D M.S O-336
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 694-2354 fax