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Alameda Corridor construction authority seeks bids for grade separation work

The Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) has issued a bid notice for work associated with the Baldwin Avenue grade separation project in El Monte, Calif. Bids are due Sept. 5.

The $80.5 million project calls for constructing a double-track rail bridge over a four-lane depressed roadway on Baldwin Avenue between Rose Avenue and Gidley Street. Baldwin Avenue will be lowered beneath a Union Pacific Railroad line.

ACE is seeking bids for the following work, which is estimated to cost between $23 million and $30 million: sewer, water and utility casings installed beneath the UP tracks; the installation of piles for bridge foundation and walls, a pedestrian bridge, sewer siphon and precast girders for the UP structure; shoofly construction; roadway excavation; construction of a roadway section; storm drain realignment; street lighting; signal modifications; and signage and striping.

The California Transportation Commission recently allocated $37.6 million in state bond funds for the project, which is designed to eliminate a congested grade crossing on a busy thoroughfare that connects two freeways.

The Baldwin Avenue project is part of an ACE program that calls for constructing 22 grade separations in the San Gabriel Valley along a corridor used to move cargo to and from San Pedro Bay ports.

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