Cross Alameda Trail Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway Improvements (a.k.a. CAT/RAMP+GAP)


Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Alameda Department of Public Works, 950 West Mall Square, Alameda, California, until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Bids must be presented to Jack Dybas, Project Manager, City of Alameda Public Works Dept., address noted above, under seal cover plainly marked on the outside as follows: "CITY OF ALAMEDA - SEALED BID FOR CROSS ALAMEDA TRAIL - RAMP, NO. P.W. 03-18-11".  Bids will be received and stamped in Room 110, and opened in Room 156.
Work shall be done in accordance with official plans and specifications, which can be obtained from BPXpress Reprographics located at 4903 Central Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 for a non-refundable cost of $100.00 per set.  Shipping and handling are extra, depending on the delivery method. Electronic copies of the documents are also available for a non-refundable cost of $50 per set.
Copies of the documents can be viewed and ordered at They can also be ordered by contacting BPXpress Reprographics by phone at (510) 559-8299 or by email at For any questions about ordering or downloading process, please contact BPXpress. It is the responsibility of each prospective bidder to confirm his/her firm is on the plan holders list held at BPXpress to ensure receipt of any subsequent communications, such as Addenda.
Project Description
This project, the 'CAT/RAMP + Gap' Project, is part of the City of Alameda’s overall Cross Alameda Trail (CAT) project, which is envisioned as a premiere crosstown, low-stress four-mile bicycling and walking corridor that will connect the west side of the island to the east, from the former Naval Air Base to the Miller-Sweeney (Fruitvale) Bridge. The CAT is being constructed in segments. This CAT/RAMP + Gap project, running parallel to and south of Ralph Appezzato Municipal Parkway, between Main Street and Constitution Way will total approximately 0.9 miles in length, and is divided into two distinct sub-segments:
1. Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (Main Street to Webster Street)
Construction of separate walking and bicycling paths (asphalt concrete), plus a decomposed granite jogging path, in the City-owned abandoned railroad right-of-way. This approximately 70 foot wide right-of-way sits immediately to the south of Appezzato Parkway, adjacent to apartment complexes, schools, several businesses and a Boys and Girls Club. This segment will include the following additional features:
a) Connector trails to at least two intersecting streets; Fifth Street and West Campus Drive,
b) Pedestrian, bicycle, and ADA improvements, as well as signage at intersecting streets,
c) New hardscaped, landscaped plazas at each end; Main Street and Webster Street,
d) Trees, shrubs, bioretention and self-retaining areas, w/ landscaping and urban runoff control, and
e) Traffic signal modifications at Fifth Street and Constitution Way,
Note: This section includes significant earthwork in the excavation (or relocation and 'capping') of contaminated soils, creating the subgrade for the bicycle and pedestrian paths, with the placement of a soil cap over the majority of the site.
2. Atlantic Avenue (Webster Street to Constitution Way)
Construction of separated two-way bicycle lanes on the south side of this short urban block, one half of which will be at sidewalk-grade (west of business parking lot driveway), and the other which will be at streetgrade (east of this driveway). This CAT section includes significant improvements to the two intersections, which are among the busiest in the City, to facilitate safe pedestrian and bicycle crossings. The project includes signal modifications, plus the installation of a new mid-block crossing with a flashing beacon, and the creation of a new bus stop platform.
The project is expected to cost $3.43 million and its current funding sources are a) FTA (Federal Transit
Administration (via BART)) earmark, b) Alameda CTC countywide discretionary grant (sales tax and vehicle
registration fees), c) Transportation Development Act, Article 3. Potential funding sources are a) Affordable
Housing Sustainable Communities (State), and b) CDBG (Community Development Block Grant (Federal)).
A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the Public Works Department, 950 W. Mall Square, Conference Room 156, Alameda, CA, 94501, at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 9, 2018. A non-mandatory (optional) Site Walk is offered on the same day at 9:00 a.m. at the Webster St. & Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway part of the project site. (Participants to meet just west of the existing bus stop at the far eastern end of the project – SW corner of Webster St. & Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.  Site tour expected to be 30 minutes maximum.) 10:30 am Pre-Bid meeting follows, at City Hall West.
The bid opening date is Thursday, August 30, 2018. All bids are due no later than 2 p.m. to City Hall West. Public Works Department, Alameda Point, Building 1, 950 West Mall Square, where they will be accepted at Room 110, Alameda, CA 94501. The bid opening time is 2:01 p.m. and will be held at Room 156.
Please submit all questions by email regarding the bid documents by no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to:
Jack Dybas, Project Manager, Public Works Department at:
with a copy to:
Rochelle Wheeler, City of Alameda Senior Transportation Coordinator,


Pre-Bid Meeting Date:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:30
Pre Bid Location:

Bid Due Date:
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Bid Due Location