Second Avenue Extension

This project called for the improvements of approximately 2,800 lineal feet of Second Avenue, from Washington Street to Eaton Street, with a new road, extending to the Portal Way/I-5 Interchange, being constructed north of the Second Avenue/Eaton Street intersection. A roundabout was be constructed at the Portal Way/I-5 Interchange. Work included installation of 3,400 lineal feet of sanitary sewer line; 5,500 lineal feet of storm drain line; and 4,500 lineal feet of water main; installing underground electrical conversion appurtenances; removal of existing pavement, curbs and sidewalks; grading; installing an illumination system; placing gravel base and crushed surfacing; hot mix asphalt paving; installing curbs, gutters, and sidewalks; and landscaping. The Call for Bids was issued on July 8, 2009, and bids were received at 10:30AM on Friday, July 31, 2009. The Ferndale City Council voted 6-0 during their meeting on Monday, August 3, 2009, to award the contract to RAM Construction General Contractors of Bellingham for their base bid, and alternates A1 and A3, price of $4,441,656.83.

The project was funded in part by federal economic stimulus money (ARRA) and supplemented from a number of other sources to finance design and construction.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

The Engineer’s Estimate Range for this project was $3.78 million to $4.62 million.

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