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PICKETT DOWNS ROADWAY MAINTENANCE COST PROJECTIONS

(November 12, 2007)

BACKGROUND: The Road Fund started in 1995 at $80 per lot, and was raised to $150 per lot in 2005.  This equals a total of $1250 per lot (in 2007) over the entire duration of the Road Fund (12 years). The Figure below has the numbers listed in the table above, plotted over time with no edge work factored into the total price.  The rate of increases at only $150 per lot means we will NEVER reach the cost of the roads!  Even at $300/lot/yr we will not catch-up to the increasing costs of the roads.  Asphalt has doubled in price in the last 5 years: Hot Shots paid $32.50 per ton in 2002, and they are now paying $60.00 per ton!  The essence of the Problem is in this graph….and the numbers are not invented.  We have an official bid from Hot Shots from Sept. 6, 2002 that indicates all the roads (with no edge work) could have been paved for $116,735.  The current bid (Aug. 12, 2007) is $183,192; a 56.9% increase in 5 years.  If road costs go up by an equal amount over the next 5 years, the cost will be approximately $287,428 in 2012.

 

 

Road Repavement Costs (no edging work): 2002 compared to 2007

 

Road lengths:                                                         2002                 2007

a)    Downs Way + Sultan  = 1.1 miles                       51,888              79,497 (already spent in 2007 for Sultan Circle)

b)    Secretariat = 0.5 miles                                       19,745               34,180

c)    Mount Royal = 0.3 miles                                    14,982               23,681

d)    Gallant Fox = 0.3 miles                                      11,840               19,390

e)    Whirlaway = 0.2 miles                                         7,514              11,727

f)     Eclipse = 0.1 miles                                             10,765               14,717               % increase

g)   Total = 2.5 miles                                   $   116,735            $ 183,192              56.9% up

 

 

Road Costs with Edging: 2007                  Edge work                    Paving                          Total

a)      Downsway + Sultan  = 1.1 miles            57,344*                         79,497**                      136,844

b)      Secretariat = 0.5 miles                           22,285                           34,180                           56,465

c)      Mount Royal = 0.3 miles                        16,910                           23,681                           40,591

d)      Gallant Fox = 0.3 miles                          14,029                           19,390                           33,419

e)      Whirlaway = 0.2 miles                             8,869                          11,727                           20,596

f)       Eclipse = 0.1 miles                                 10,890                           14,717                           25,607

g)      Total = 2.5 miles                            $  130,327                    $ 183,192                       $ 313,519

*Edge work for Sultan Circle and Downs Way is estimated based on the other roads in the Aug. 12th bid.

**Paving for Sultan Circle and Downs Way as completed this year was $79,497; edge work has not yet been done.

 

 

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PREVIOUS ROAD MEETING INFO (2004):

PICKETT DOWNS PHASE I

ROADWAY MAINTENANCE COST PROJECTIONS

(January 4, 2004)

 

ITEM 1           Resurface all streets w/1” asphalt

 

Based on discussion with Dave Lowe, an engineer with the Land Development Division of DRMP - $3.50/square yard (asphalt only – no milling)

 

Calculations:           26,675 s.y. x $3.50/s.y. =                                       $93,362.50

                              + 10% contingency for unknown costs =                   $9,336.25

                              SUBTOTAL                                                        $102,698.75

                                          Misc. pothole & other repair work =                       $10,000.00

                                          TOTAL                                                                $112,698.75

 

ITEM 2           Milling outside 4-feet of each side of roadway

 

Based on discussion with Dave Lowe & Theresa Shaw, both engineers at DRMP, and Tom Bressani, a senior construction inspector with DRMP.  This would only require being done on the outside 4-feet of each side of each street, in order to match existing driveway elevations without a drop-off (also to match curb heights when curbs are involved).  Mill ˝-inch thickness only, leaving ˝-inch in place.  Cost would normally be $1.00/square yard, but for our conditions, multiply by 1.5 or 2.0.  (use $2.00/sq. yd.).

 

Calculations:           14,660.07 feet of roadway length x 4 feet width each side x 2 =

                              117,280.56 square feet = 13,031.17 square yards

                              13,031.17 sq. yds. x $2.00/sq. yd. =                $26,062.35

                              + 10% contingency for unknown costs =             $2,606.24

                              TOTAL                                                            $28,668.59

 

 

ITEM 3           Extend base material (all streets – 8-inches wide, 6-inches thick each side)

 

Based on discussion with Dave Lowe, an engineer with the Land Development Division of DRMP - $1.00/inch depth/square foot of surface area.  For 6-inches depth = $6.00/sq. yd.  For 8-inch width, cost = $0.444/linear foot.  For our conditions, multiply by 5 = $2.22/linear foot (use $2.20/LF)

 

 

Calculations:           29,306 L.F. x $2.20/L.F. =                                    $64,473.20

                              + 10% contingency for unknown costs =                     6,447.32

                              TOTAL                                                                  $70,920.52

ITEM 4           Extend pavement width on first entry road 2 feet on each one-way lane (4 ft increase total) with 8” additional base material each side

 

Based on discussion with Dave Lowe, an engineer with the Land Development Division of DRMP – 2.0 feet width of paving added to side of road + 6-inches width x 6-inches depth of additional base material each side.  Cost = $21.00/square yard for 2.5-feet of stabilization and base material (each side – 5 feet total), plus $3.50/square yard for the 2-foot asphalt overlay (each side – 4 feet total).

 

Calculations:           Base material extension – 5 ft x 176.5 L.F. road = 98 s.y.

                              Pavement extension – 4 ft x 176.5 L.F. road = 78.5 s.y.

 

                              98 s.y. x $21.00/s.y. =                                                  $2058.00

                              78.5 s.y. x $3.50/s.y. =                                                   $275.00

                              Subtotal                                                                        $2383.00

 

                              Less previous calculation for 8-inch wide extra base material

                              176.5 L.F. x $2.20/L.F. =                                            ($388.00)

                              Subtotal                                                                       $1,945.00 

                              + 10% contingency for unknown costs =                         $194.50

                              TOTAL                                                                       $2,139.50

 

COST SUMMARY:

 

·  Basic resurfacing with road repairs                                    (Item 1)                  $112,698.75

                                                                                                                                      $1,408.73/lot

or

·  Basic resurfacing with milling and road repairs               (Items 1,2)                  $141,367.34

                                                                                                                                $1,767.09/lot

or

·  Resurfacing/road repairs/8-inch base extension             (Items 1,2,3)                $183,619.27

                                                                                                                                      $2,295.24/lot

or        

·  Resurfacing/milling/road repairs/with 8” base ext./     (Items 1,2,3,4)                 $214,427.36

   entryway widening                                                                                           $2,680.34/lot

or                                                                                                                                             

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