Bledsoe Creek

The Bledsoe Creek gulch will soon receive strom drain and slope repairs.

The Highland City Council approved on Tuesday, Nov. 26, environmental services and design services agreements for repairs to the damaged Bledsoe Creek storm drain outlet near Highland Avenue and Rock Spring Lane.

According to a report by Assistant Public Works Director Carlos Zamano, the work will replace and repair slope that was filled with undocumented materials and repair damage caused by flooding in 2010.

The work will entail construction of approximately 175 feet of 36-inch pipe over a graded slope, repair inlet and outlet structures, place a riprap pad at the toe of the slope at the outlet structure and repair existing vertical slope west of the storm drain alignment. The environmental services agreement was approved for Jericho Systems Inc. for a fee not to exceed $23,435 with a 10 percent contingency amount of $2,344. This will be paid for using 2004 RDA bond proceeds.

The design services agreement with Aguilar Consulting Inc. is for $22,270, with 10 percent contingency to cover unexpected costs. This agreement will also be funded by 2004 RDA bond proceeds.

Construction costs for the project is estimated to be $100,000.

Gary Leobold, general manager of East Highlands Ranch, spoke in favor of the project pointing out that the damaged slope and storm drain is causing potentially dangerous erosion along the backside of several of the homes on Rock Spring Lane.

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