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File #: 21-0616    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Authorization to submit a pavement rehabilitation project application to the Orange County Transportation Authority for funding under Pavement Management Relief Funding Program. Resolution No. 11362.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Resolution No. 11362, 3. Location Map

TO:                                          Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

THRU:                     Thomas R. Hatch, Interim City Manager

                                                                                                          

FROM:                     Christopher Cash, Public Works Director

                                          

                     

1.                     Subject

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Authorization to submit a pavement rehabilitation project application to the Orange County Transportation Authority for funding under Pavement Management Relief Funding Program. Resolution No. 11362.

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2.                     Summary

Resolution No. 11362 authorizes the City of Orange to apply for a $403,299 grant under the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Pavement Management Relief Funding Program. The total estimated construction cost, including contingencies and construction engineering (15%), is $960,000.

3.                     Recommended Action

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Adopt Resolution No. 11362. A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Orange approving and authorizing the project list submittal for Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) funding through the Orange County Transportation Authority 2021 Pavement Management Relief funding program.

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4.                     Fiscal Impact

None.

5.                     Strategic Plan Goals

Goal 1: Provide for a safe community

b: Provide and maintain infrastructure necessary to ensure the safety of the public.

Goal 4: Provide outstanding public service

b: Provide facilities and services to meet customer expectations.

6.                     Discussion and Background

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) 2021 Pavement Management Relief Funding (PMRF) Program was created as a one-time funding program to provide funding assistance to the cities and the County of Orange for local streets and roads maintenance and rehabilitation projects. 

The PMRF Program is intended to help offset the loss of Measure M2 local fair share revenues, SB 1 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2017) Road Maintenance Rehabilitation account funds, and other state and federal funding programs that support local streets and roads whose revenue streams have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA), Title IV of Division M, Public Law 116-260, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, appropriated $10 billion for Highway Infrastructure Programs (HIP) through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Of this $10 billion in HIP funding, $9.830 billion was apportioned to the states in the same ratio as the distribution of obligation authority. The State of California was apportioned $911.8 million, of which approximately $364.7 million, or 40 percent, will be distributed to regional transportation agencies through the California Transportation Commission (CTC). The CTC further split this funding into two programs: the mid-cycle STIP and the CRRSAA Program. The CTC delegated responsibility for program oversight for the CRRSAA regional funds to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Local Assistance through a streamlined state/federal process. OCTA was provided with $14.591 million in CRRSAA regional funds of which $3.66 million has already been programmed by the OCTA Board of Directors (Board) to other OCTA priority projects leaving $10.932 million remaining available for programming.  The remaining CRRSAA Program funds are the funds which will support the PMRF Program.

The $10.932 million that is available through the CTC CRRSAA funding program is being made available by OCTA for the PMRF Program. Funds will be distributed to each local jurisdiction based on population as reported through the California Department of Finance for calendar year 2020 with each agency guaranteed a minimum of $200,000. No matching funds are required but agencies may choose to use the funds as a contribution to a larger locally funded project. The funding is federal and must follow requirements as established by the CTC, Caltrans, and the FHWA for federal funds. 

The Public Works Department has identified Santiago Canyon Road (from Newport Boulevard to Jamboree Road) Street Rehabilitation as a project that meets the criteria for PMRF funding. The total estimated construction cost, including contingencies and construction engineering (15%), is $960,000. The total grant amount allocated for the City of Orange is $403,299, and the City will likely utilize local funds for the remaining of total project cost. 

7.                     ATTACHMENTS

                     Resolution No. 11362

                     Location Map