Capital Improvement Plan
Boulder City initiates the five-year CIP process in July of each year, with the goal of adopting a tentative document December, and the final CIP document by May - then starting all over again to start for the following year. Below you will find documents for the most recently adopted Plan, and the draft documents for our upcoming fiscal year.
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Boulder City Parkway – The Public Works Department, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), is working on transforming Boulder City Parkway (formerly Nevada Highway) from an incomplete street into a functional and accommodating roadway with multiple transportation alternatives.
Boulder City Tap Substation – This project will enhance electric system reliability by replacing the existing 55 year-old station transformer that is undersized for the City’s current needs and various other associated equipment. This project increases the output capacity of the substation to meet the City’s maximum power demand requirements during summer months high load conditions.
69kV Transmission Loop – The Boulder City 69 kV transmission line that serves distribution substations 1, 4, and 6, is not looped. A component failure in this section of line would cause three substations (about half of the City’s electric load including the business district) to be without power until the component can be repaired. There is a potential for such an outage to last several days, even weeks, as Boulder City would likely have to wait until equipment could be brought in from out of state. Looping the 69 kV line will provide an additional power supply in case of a component failure on the existing 69 kV transmission line.
Feeder 53 Replacement – This project will replace 33 year-old feeder cable that has reached the end of it’s useful life. A portion of the feeder is direct-buried under the municipal golf course. This pre-planned project will allow for the least disruption to golf course operations.
Feeder 63 Replacement – This project is required to provide an additional source for Feeders 32, 33, and 34 during the future Substation 3 Rebuild. This project will also increase system reliability in the Hemenway Valley and Claremont Heights areas by providing a backup source for Feeder 63.
City Facilities Assessments and Recommendations – This project is an assessment of City owned facilities. This includes space utilization and condition assessments of the facilities. Recommendations to be made are for continued use, change of use, renovations and maintenance of the facilities. The recommendations will also include identifying any facilities owned by the City that there is no identified City use and if the facilities should be considered surplus or re-purposed.
Sidewalk Hazard Evaluation and Repair – Sidewalks are an important piece of the walking route throughout the entire City. Many sidewalks have experienced lifting due to tree root growth which creates potential tripping hazards. The Sidewalk Hazard Evaluation and Repair project will identify potential tripping hazards on limited areas of sidewalks and proceed with cutting the sidewalks to remove the trip hazards. Some sidewalk panels may need to be removed and replaced in order to remove the potential hazard. This project is planned to take place for the next four years in varying locations throughout the city and will be utilizing RTC funding.
School Zone Crosswalk Renovation – Well placed signs and pavement markings are critical to ensuring safety within school zones. Pavement markings within the school zone are important to keep clean and clear as they identify the appropriate and safest locations for pedestrians to cross the street. The School Zone Cross Walks project will ensure the cross walks will get the proper maintenance, be it via overlay or grinding and re-marking to ensure these safe conditions continue to exist.
Crack and Slurry Seal Program – This project is to crack and slurry seal various streets based on the pavement maintenance program. The project improves the driving surface and lengthens the lifespan of the asphalt surface. This project will utilize RTC funding.
Bikepath Rehabilitation Program – This RTC funded project will slurry seal bikepaths on Adams and Buchanan Boulevards, Veterans Memorial Drive and Georgia Avenue. The project will also include crack repair and sealing as well as the removal of potential trip hazards (bumps) in the paths.
Pedestrian Safety Upgrades (Pedestrian Flasher Upgrades and Street Light Conversion to LED Heads) – The pedestrian flasher upgrades will replace the existing pedestrian activated flashing beacons with new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB). The RRFBs provide increased visibility. The old flashers have reached the end of their useful life and are no longer supported by their manufacturers. The street light conversion project replaces the high pressure sodium style street light heads with the more energy efficient LED street light head. Initially will focus on the acorn globe style street lights in the historic district and then move on to the cobra-style lamps in the community and eventually progress to replace the top-hat style. Long-term, the project will save the City future maintenance costs and reduce utility costs. These projects will take several years to complete and will be utilizing RTC funding.
Hemenway Watershed Phase IIB – This project consists of improvements to the existing Hemenway Channel. On the north side of US-93, a sediment basin and associated collection and outlet facilities near Katzenbach and US-93, concrete channel improvements within an existing wash by Lake Mountain Drive and Pacifica Way and construction of a maintenance access path along the channel. The project also includes concrete channel and energy dissipator construction on the southside, north of Fire Agate Drive in the existing earthern channel. This project will utilize Regional Flood Control District funding.
HVAC and Other Equipment Replacements – Timely replacement of equipment helps to alleviate substandard conditions or deficiencies and helps to improve the quality and longevity of the equipment. The FY 2019-20 Equipment Replacements will cover several HVAC units at various City facilities. HVAC replacements are necessary to adequately maintain the system and eliminates having to pay for frequent maintenance of aging and unreliable equipment.
Park Irrigation Renovations – Due to improper spacing in older irrigation systems there are problems with the water distribution in our parks. This issue causes certain spots to be over watered to compensate for the inconsistencies which leads to over watering and water pooling in some areas. Also, the standard life expectancy of an irrigation system is approximately 10-30 years. Renovating irrigation systems will help to improve efficiency, lower maintenance and water costs, and enhance aesthetics by reducing inconsistent wet spots and dry areas. This year will be Oasis Park and Wilbur Square.
BC Tap to Buchanan Overhead Line – This is a design-build project to replace the existing wood pole transmission line from the BC Tap Substation through Substation No. 3 at Adams Boulevard and River Mountain Drive, to Adams Boulevard and Buchanan Boulevard. The wood poles will be 56+ years old at the time of replacement. This will be a two-year design-build project.
Claremont Conversion – Replace approximately 40 electric services in the Claremont Heights Subdivision and on Alpine Drive. This project, together with the Feeder 63-14-24 Tie capital project completed in FY 2016, relieves overloaded Feeder 14 and supports the long-term objective of converting all 4 kV distribution to 12 kV.
Copper Water Service Replacement Projects – These projects identify and replace plastic water service laterals with a more durable copper laterals from the water main to the water meter. These projects help reduce leaks and overall line loss in the system, and ensures a more reliable service to our customers.
Intersection Improvements – There are federal guidelines that the Streets Division follows for responsible operation and maintenance of traffic signals. Staff has identified improvements to the intersection geometrics and traffic signal at Veterans Memorial Drive and Adams Boulevard to improve intersection efficiency. Staff and our consultant will also evaluate the intersections of Nevada Way and Arizona Street and Buchanan and Adams Boulevards to develop potential options for improvements to these intersections to increase safety and efficiency.
Whalen Ballfield Concession, Storage & Scoring Facility – This project is the construction of a facility adjacent to the existing restroom at Whalen Ballfield. The new facility will house a concession stand with storage and a second story scorers booth.
Boulder Creek Golf Course Maintenance Yard Paving – The yard at the maintenance building has been a gravel/dirt lot since it was first constructed. This project will pave the yard, reducing maintenance and dust for the area.
Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse Renovation/Expansion – This project is the design of renovations and an expansion to the clubhouse. The expansion will relocate the pro shop and open the old pro shop area for additional kitchen space. The renovation will also give the rest of the clubhouse a facelift.