Highland To Repair Long Damaged Drain Near Base Of Rustic Arroyo

An expanse of rustic ground next to a residential neighborhood in Highland will undergo a transformation, the Highland City Council this week determined. On a unanimous vote, the panel approved an environmental and design service agreement to repair the Bledsoe Creek storm drain outlet near Highland Avenue and Rock Spring Lane proximate to the East Highland Ranch Homeowners Association orange grove.
The outlet was damaged by the extensive flooding that occurred in Highland in the winter of 2009/10.
The council agreed to pay Redlands-based Jericho Systems Inc. $23,435 with a 10 percent contingency amount of $2,344 to provide environmental services relating to the proposal. Those services are to include preparation of contract documents involving plans, specifications and cost estimates, and to provide technical assistance during the bid advertisement and construction phases of the project.
The project is to consist of the construction of approximately 175 feet of 36-inch pipe over a graded slope, the repairing of the inlet and outlet structures of the storm drain, placing a riprap pad at the base of the slope at the outlet structure and repairing the existing vertical slope west of the storm drain alignment.
Once the plans and specifications are drawn up, the city will seek bids for the construction activity, which is currently estimated to cost $100,000. The lowest responsible bidder will be chosen to complete the work.

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