Route 100 Transporation Path

INVITATION TO BID
Waitsfield STP BIKE(24)S
Route 100 Transportation Path/Village Sidewalk

The Town of Waitsfield is requesting bids for the construction of the Route 100 Transportation Path/Village Sidewalk.

LOCATION: Beginning at a point on Vermont State Route 10 (VT100) 160-ft north of the intersection of Bragg Hill Road in Waitsfield and extending 6,973-ft north along VT100 to the Waitsfield Elementary School.

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Work to be performed under this project includes: Construction of a new 5-ft wide concrete sidewalk the entire length; replacement of existing curb, drainage improvements, landscaping, and other incidental items.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: All bidders on this project shall be prequalified by the Agency of Transportation, Contract Administration a minimum of 7 working days prior to the bid opening. For information contact Contract Administration at 802-828-2643. All bidders shall be on the current list on the VTRANS Contract Administration pre-qualified list "Contractors List for Road & Highway Construction Category".

Sealed bids from pre-qualified contractors shall be accepted until 1:00pm, prevailing time on September 10, 2012 at Waitsfield Town Office 9 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673 for construction of the project hereinafter described. Bid opening will occur immediately after the bid submittal deadline. The time and location of receiving and opening bids may be rescheduled due to emergencies or unforeseen conditions. Each BID must be accompanied by a certified check payable to the MUNICIPALITY for five percent (5%) of the total amount of the BID. A BID bond may be used in lieu of a certified check. Sealed BIDS shall be marked in the lower left hand corner: "Bid Documents: Waitsfield STP BIKE (24)S. Additional information and specifications can be found in the bid manual and plan sheets.
NOTE: The Bid

CONTRACT COMPLETION DATE: The Contract shall be completed on or before October 31, 2013.

PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPOSAL MAY BE SEEN AT THE OFFICE OF:
1. Town of Waitsfield, 9 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673, and on-line at www.waitsfieldvt.us.
2. REPRO Reprographics of New England, 450 Weaver Street, Winooski Vermont 05404. Bidders are urged to register with the Town of Waitsfield and/or REPRO Repographics ofn New England to receive updates and addenda.

AND MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: REPRO Reprographics of New England, 450 Weaver Street, Winooski Vermont 05404. Phone: (802) 658-0424 ext. 25. Email: Karen (Ploof) Haines at karen@reprovt.com. Cost of reproduction, plus shipping if applicable [$100 + $15 shipping] payable to REPRO Reprographics of New England. Plans are not returnable.

PREBID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held for the project on Friday, August 31, 2012, 1:00pm at the basement of the United Church of Christ, 4335 Main Street, next door to the Waitsfield Town Office, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS: This contract is governed by the VAOT 2006 STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION, as modified.

QUESTIONS: During the advertisement phase of this project all questions shall be addressed solely to the Town Administrator by email only: townadmin@madriver.com.

NOTE: The form for the Bid Bond noted above can be found on page 21 in Bid Document Manual.  An alternative form is also available HERE

Background

Inspired by the greenway movement during the 1980s, a grassroots organization was formed in the Mad River Valley to explore the possibility of a valley-wide recreation trail.  It was incorporated in 1990 as a nonprofit organization known as the Mad River Path Association (MRPA) and began seriously advocating and planning for the Mad River Greenway.  Early planning efforts for the pathway through Irasville and Waitsfield Village explored an off-road alignment.  Due to various natural obstacles, locating the Path along Route 100 was determined to be more practical.  The Town of Waitsfield entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the State of Vermont in 1995 to build the Route 100 Transportation Path (Path) and formed a local advisory committee to work with the Town Administrator, Municipal Project Manager, and consulting engineers to define the project.  Thorough planning and on-going efforts have resolved many issues of concern to citizens and established a plan that meets the purpose and need of the project and State and Federal standards.  The Town has completed the project design and environmental permitting.  The Path will link Irasville and Waitsfield Village from Waitsfield School to Bragg Hill Road.  The scope of the project is a five-foot (5’) wide concrete sidewalk on the east side of Main Street/Route 100, two four-foot (4’) marked bike lanes and strategically-placed crosswalks.  The plan also includes trees, landscaping, granite curbing, pavement markings and signs.  The Town has worked closely with affected property owners and established the legal agreements needed to build the project. The Path project is being coordinated with the planned water project and upcoming state paving project.  Construction of the Path is anticipated to begin in 2012 following construction of the water project.  The cost of the path project is anticipated to be $1.5 million of which 10% will be borne by the Town of Waitsfield.

Timeline: Route 100 Transportation Path STP BIKE 24(S)

1987-90 - Mad River Path Association formed and began to define the concept of a continuous recreation trail and transportation path through Waitsfield.

1993 - The Town of Waitsfield applied for a grant for a study of a path in the village known as the Irasville-Waitsfield Transportation Path.  This is a proposed off-road, 1.44-mile shared-use path from Fiddler's Green running through Irasville Common and the Mad River Green to the historic Village of Waitsfield, terminating a the Waitsfield School.

1994 - The Town of Waitsfield receives award of a Vermont Agency of Transportation, Transportation Path Program grant to develop the Irasville-Waitsfield Transportation Path.  A scoping study is begun by Janet Kennedy of Kennedy Yager Associates.

Public Hearing - November 9, 1994

1995 - The path project was investigated for its impacts on environmental resource, compliance with ADA, and property owner support.  To eliminate resource conflicts, a new alignment located within the corridor and right-of-way of Route 100 is proposed.

Public Hearing - November 20, 1995

1996-98 - The Town of Waitsfield worked through project definition and conceptual design with TJ Boyle Associates for the Route 100 alignment.  The Town accepted the Conceptual Plan and signs a Cooperative Agreement with the State of Vermont to manage the project.

1999 - The Town requested that the project be put on hold to explore the possibility of installing water and wastewater facilities before the sidewalk is constructed.

2000 - A Local Advisory Committee was reestablished including two representatives from the Selectboard.

2001 - The Town hires Kevin Russell as Municipal Project Manager. The project is renamed: Route 100 Transportation Path.

Public Information Meeting - March 27, 2001

2002 - The Town hired Mark Bannon as the Consulting Engineer to complete the final design and environmental permitting.

2002-2005 - The project advanced through final design and permitting.  The project team consisting of the Project Manager, Consulting Engineer, VTrans Project Manager and Project Supervisor, and the Local Advisory Committee worked through several challenging design issues.

Public Information Meeting - September 21, 2005

November 14, 2005 - Waitsfield Selectboard approved theConceptual Plans on revisions to the Route 100 alignment based on several design decisions including a spur sidewalk though the Bridge Street Marketplace to conform to ADA requirements.

2006 - Consulting Engineer completes Categorical Exclusion (CE), a comprehensive environmental checklist.

December 5, 2006 - Received the "All Clear" memo from VTrans Environmental Section.  The project received all necessary environmental permits and entered the right-of-way (ROW) phase.

2007 - Project team developed Preliminary ROW plans.  Coordination with the Town's water and wastewater projects continued.

2010 - ROW plans approved; ROW certficate issued by VTrans.

2010 - Construction of the municipal water project began. Continued through 2011 and is expected to be finished in 2012.

2011 - MPM Kevin Russell resigned to take a position with VTrans; Town Administrator Valerie Capels became MPM.

2012 - Construction Inspection Services advertised: Request for Qualifications and Scope of Work
• Dufresne Group hired.

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION SCHEDULE:

August 13, 2012 - Bid and construction documents advertised; submission deadline Monday, September 20, 2012.

August 31, 2012 - Pre-bid meeting, 1:00pm, at the Waitsfield Town Office.

September 10, 2012 - Bids due 1:00pm.

October 2012 +/- - Construction begins.

October 31, 2013 - Construction complete

Coordination with final construction of the municipal water project in Waitsfield Village and Irasville will be imperative.

Documents & Links

Town Documents

Waitsfield Town Plan (2005/2010) - Chapter 8. Transportation
Waitsfield Village Parking and Pedestrian Circulation Study, 2006, by Resource Systems Group, the Mad River Valley Planning District, and the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission.
• Appendix
Waitsfield VT100 Transporatation Path Brochure, 2009

Sidewalk Plan Sheets

These sheets are drawn for 36" x 24" paper, but can be scaled to print in a reduced size

Waitsfield VT100 Transportation Path, Right of Way Detail Sheets, by Bannon Engineering -- NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION

Sheet 0, 03/05/09, rev. 10/26/09
Sheet 1, 03/05/09, rev. 07/15/09
Sheet 2 , 03/05/09, rev. 07/15/09
Sheet 3 , 03/05/09, rev. 10/26/09
Sheet 4 , 03/05/09, rev. 07/15/09
Sheet 5 , 03/05/09, rev. 07/15/09
Sheet 6 , 03/05/09, rev. 07/16/09
Sheet 7, 03/05/09
Sheet 8 , 03/05/09, rev. 10/26/09
Sheet 9 , 03/05/09, rev. 07/15/09
Sheet 10, 03/05/09, rev. 07/15/09
Sheet 11, 03/05/09, rev. 10/26/09
Sheet 12, 03/05/09, rev. 10/26/09
Sheet 13, 03/05/09, rev. 10/26/09

Vermont Agency of Transportation

VTrans Local Transportation Facilities Division
Bicycle & Pedestrian Facility Planning & Design Manual, table of contents page wtih links to the different chapters and entire document
Sidewalk Widths and ADA, memo from Jon Kaplan, P.E. to LTF Staff, January 31

Contacts

Town Administrator

VALERIE J. CAPELS

Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218
Fax: (802) 496-9284
E-mail: townadmin@madriver.com