Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
General Business: 9.3
The RTC is preparing to advertise the E. Prater Way Rehabilitation Project, consisting of roadway reconstruction of E. Prater Way between Howard Drive and Sparks Boulevard. The City of Sparks Sanitary Sewer Masterplan identifies sewer lines in E. Prater Way, from McCarran Boulevard to Greenbrae Drive that require upsizing to adequately convey sewer flows in the future. The existing 10” sewer line from McCarran Boulevard to Howard Drive will be upsized to 18”. The existing 10” sewer line from Howard Drive to E. Greenbrae Drive will be upsized to 15”. The sewer rehabilitation work was scheduled in the current five-year CIP for FY 21. In addition to the sanitary sewer CIP project, a section of storm drain, consisting of 180 lineal feet of 12” reinforced concrete pipe, was identified as deficient and requires replacement.
The City frequently utilizes interlocal cooperative agreements (ICAs) to include utility work with RTC roadway projects. An ICA provides opportunity to construct needed utility improvements when the roadway is reconstructed. Additionally, including utility work with relatively large roadway projects allows for competitive bid item pricing due to economies of scale and benefits from a contractor that is already mobilized on-site. This ICA details the reimbursement by the City of Sparks to the RTC for the cost of construction associated with the underground improvements, as requested by the City of Sparks, for rehabilitation. The engineer’s estimate for the construction work, associated with the utility improvements, is approximately $1,152,000.
The project will be bid, awarded and managed by the RTC. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2020. The final reimbursement amount will be for the actual cost of construction for the utility rehabilitation work. A budget augmentation is required to fund the planned utility work. The remainder of the sewer improvements planned for the FY21 City of Sparks CIP Project will be re-scoped and included in the proposed CIP list for FY21.
The Interlocal Agreement is attached for Council’s review.
- Council could approve the ICA as outlined by Staff.
- Council could reject the ICA and provide direction to the City Manager.
I move to approve interlocal cooperative agreement (AC-5655), with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, in the estimated amount of $1,152,000, for sanitary sewer, drainage, and surface improvements to be constructed with RTC’s East Prater Way Rehabilitation Project.
01 - Vicinity Map for Utility Work - RTC Prater Rehab.pdf
02 - ICA - E. Prater Rehab.pdf