City Awards Construction Contract; Feb. 25

City Awards Seattle Hill Road Pavement Preservation Construction Contract to Kamins Construction
Posted on 02/27/2020

The City Council authorized City Manager Michael Ciaravino to award a construction contract to Kamins Construction in an amount not exceed $1,212,918.28 at the February 25, 2020 Council meeting.

The City received an unprecedented 11 bids for the Seattle Hill Road project. The lowest apparent bidder was RW Scott Construction Co., who later withdrew their bid after several mathematical errors were brought to light. Consequently, Kamins Construction became the lowest responsible bidder. WSDOT Local Programs has concurred with the City’s decision to award the contract to Bothell-based Kamins Construction.

Concrete work will begin in April of this year. The grinding and overlay process will begin in June once the Everett School District wraps up the school year. The project in its entirety is slated to be completed by September.

The scope of the project includes a full width, two-inch grind and overlay, reconstruction of damaged extruded concrete curbs around the landscaped medians, upgraded curb ramps to reflect current ADA standards, and upgraded accessible pedestrian signals.

Seattle Hill Road has a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 59 on a scale of 0 to 100.  The popular roadway has a street functional classification of minor arterial and in accordance to the Transportation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Mill Creek should maintain of minimum average PCI rating of 65 for collector and arterial roads. New pavement on Seattle Hill Road will generate significantly less noise for residents under traffic conditions. 

A communications plan will be developed by the City to keep residents informed of the impact that the scheduled construction will have on their commute.

Improvements to Seattle Hill Road are reflected in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is an important tool for managing Mill Creek’s development and for identifying areas in need of improvement. Capital projects require the expenditure of public funds over and above routine operating expenses. The construction costs associated with this project are subsidized by a $720,000 federal grant.