This project is being implemented with federal funding through the Transportation Enhancement (TE) program and will construct approximately 2.2 miles of separated Class I pathway along College Heights Boulevard beginning at Dolphin Avenue and extending south to Cerro Coso Community College in the City of Ridgecrest.
Improvements include a 12 foot paved Class I bike path, rest areas with covered benches at intervals along the 2.2 mile long path, drainage improvements and restoration of native plant species in the disturbed areas using Caltrans Specifications for ‘duff’. Duff consists of vegetation removed from the project site that is chipped, stockpiled, and then reapplied to disturbed soil areas after completion of earthwork. Specific project elements and responsibilities include:
• Coordination with the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to secure R/W for the proposed path to cross Federal lands
• Outreach to Cerro Coso Community College and the Kern Community College District to ensure the project is consistent with Master Planning efforts at the campus
• Oversight of drainage analysis and implementation of recommended improvements
• Development of R/W Requirements
• Utility conflict identification and relocation coordination
• Preparation of final project plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E)