California Drive Roundabout Project

Scope: This project consists of the realignment of California Drive at Bellevue Avenue and Lorton Avenue for the construction of a traffic roundabout circle at this three-way, extended intersection. It will include construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities to facilitate safe access and flow of all three transportation modes (walking, bicycling, and driving). After the installation of the Roundabout, the street will be resurfaced between Oak Grove Avenue and Burlingame Avenue.

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, California, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and will, at 2:00 P.M. on that date, be publicly opened and read at City Hall, in Conference Room B. 

Plans and Specifications covering the work may be obtained by prospective bidders upon application and a cash, check, or credit card non-refundable deposit of $125.00, or $150.00 if contract documents are mailed (USPS only), at Public Works Engineering, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. 

There was mandatory pre-bid meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. in Conference Room A at City Hall. Please click here to view the sign-in sheet.  The revised bid opening date is Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

The engineer's estimate is $2.9 million.



Attention: Interested Contractors are required to purchase a complete set of plans and specifications from City of Burlingame in order to be listed on the project planholders list and to be eligible to bid on this project.  It is the responsibility of the bidder to confirm the existence of any and all addenda.






Additional Information: The project goal is to implement Traffic Calming measures by addressing an existing pedestrian and bicycling safety concern brought on by complicated intersection traffic movements, with the lack of clear right-of-way determination between pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles. The project components include:

  • Median islands with “Green Streets” sustainable landscaping and storm drainage management system;
  • Comprehensive inclusion of “Complete Streets” components to better facilitate pedestrian and bicycle access;
  • Fully designed traffic roundabout;
  • Yield signs and traffic channelizers at all entry approaches of roundabout to regulate and deflect traffic into proper one-way counterclockwise flow;
  • Roadway realignment and grading to accommodate the planned geometric curvature of the road to slow entry of high speed vehicles;
  • Highlighted pedestrian crosswalks;
  • New handicap access ramps; and
  • Bikeway improvements such as Class I or Class II bike lanes, with shared-lane markings (SHARROWS) as an absolute minimum; and
  • Resurface California Drive between Oak Grove Avenue and Burlingame Avenue. 

California Drive Roundabout, City Project No. 83920

The project schedule is as follows:

 Nov. 2017   Constructibility review
 Dec. 2017   Design Completion
 Jan. 2018   Project will be advertised for bidding
 Feb. 2018   Bid Opening
 Mar. 2018   Project will be awarded by City Council
 Apr. 2018   Contractor submittal review
 May 2018   Start of Construction
 Dec. 2018   Estimated completion of the project