The Construction Management (CM) Group’s main functions are permit issuance, inspections and project management (PM) for various development projects, City Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), public utility permit work and pavement maintenance/preservation projects. This includes:
- pre-construction requirements and coordination
- permit reviews, requirements, approvals and permit issuance
- material submittals reviews
- traffic control plan (TCP) reviews
- ·various civil engineering inspections
- grading and drainage infrastructure
- testing of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, street lighting, traffic signals, and City communication conduit/fiber infrastructure
- concrete and paving infrastructure including striping and signage
- ROW landscaping
- ·various CM and specific PM administrative functions
- review of record documents
- project final acceptance
The CM Group also oversees and administers the City’s pavement preservation and maintenance management program.
ENGINEERING AND ROW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SUBMITTAL GUIDELINES:
- Complete and submit an Engineering Permitting Application along with 3 copies/sets of City approved plans to the Development Services Center.
- Application must be completely filled out including the Contractor’s contact information, contractor's ROC license number and a City of Avondale business license number. A business number can be obtained from the City’s Finance Department located at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive or by calling 623-333-2001.
- A current certificate of insurance document to include liability, auto and workman’s comp coverage shall be provided with the City listed as an “additionally insured” party. Document details
- Depending on the type or size of project, additional documents may also be required as part of the permitting approval process. See “Application Requirements” listed on the permit application for a list of other documents that may be necessary.
- If the application is complete and all required approved plans and documents are submitted and acceptable, staff will review and process the permit application.
- The Contractor or Contact person will be notified when the permit is ready for pickup and of any fees due.
- Contractor or Contact person will pick up and pay for the permit at the Development Services Center and then receive an original copy of the permit along with a "CONTRACTOR’S COPY” stamped set of plans.
- If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the Development Services Center at 623-333-4000 or at 11465 W. Civic Center, Avondale, AZ 85323.
City Water Hydrant/Jumper Meter Request Application for Construction Water Uses
All City water needed for construction purposes, including dust control and pipe line testing, shall be metered from a fire hydrant source or other “jumper” connections as designated. All connections shall be protected with City approved and tested RP backflow prevention devices (provided by contractor). The referenced information forms and applications must be completed and submitted to the appropriate department as instructed. After your application is processed and approved, you will be notified to come to City Hall to pay the necessary fees. After payment is made, you will be scheduled to receive a City meter to be installed by the contractor along with an approved and tested backflow device. Please read and follow all the requirements included on the forms.
Traffic Control Plans
All Traffic Control Plans (TCP) shall be submitted to the City for review and approval. All TCPs shall be submitted with a standard City Traffic Control Plan Submittal Cover Sheet. The TCP cover sheet must be fully completed, reference an approved construction project/plan and include a City issued ENG permit number. See Notes and Guidelines listed on the TCP Cover Sheet for additional requirements. Electronic (email) submittals are preferred for most projects. A minimum of three (3) business days (M – TH) are required for the review and approval process before the related construction work can begin.
As-Built Plan Record Documents
The City of Avondale's As-Built Plans and Record Documents Submittal and Approval Process is outlined in Chapter 6 of the City's General Engineering Requirements (GERs). Chapter 6 provides guidance and outlines the minimum requirements for the preparation and submittal of As-Built plans.
PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT DIVISION:
The Pavement Management division is charged with the routine inventorying and evaluation rating of the City’s current street infrastructure. Comprehensive pavement preservation maintenance programs are evaluated, selected and scheduled based on available budgets. The re-occurring annual programs are then divided into specific scheduled projects which are procured and administered to oversee the application of various available preservation treatments to maintain the City's streets. Click on the following links to see maps of the areas planned for rehab and treatment in FY ’19-‘20 and FY ’20-’21.
Avondale has 266 center-line miles or 5,962,650 square yards of roadways (equivalent to 929 football fields). The City implemented a Computerized Pavement Management Program in 2006. This sophisticated tool helps City managers make the best and the most cost-effective choices for pavement preservation and rehabilitation.
The entire City's asphalt roadway system is objectively reviewed annually. Information about each of the City’s 3303 road segments is entered into a software data set. Using this information, decisions are made about which roads will receive a treatment and/or rehabilitation. Optimal annual work programs, benefiting from economies of scale, are developed balancing needs with available budgeted dollars.
Contractors working for the City perform directed rehab and apply high quality and sustainable treatments. Where major rehab is the best choice, utilities and ADA facilities are upgraded/updated as needed. Preservation treatments slow oxidation and the aging process, allowing the City to maximize the expected life cycle of every segment of street pavement.