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Engineering Division
Project Status and Activity Report
For
October/November 2015

A. Engineering Division Designed Projects Where Construction was Completed in October/November

1. Project No. 14-5312: Thompson Road Bridge over the Saline River-- Replacement of Existing Prestressed Concrete Single Tee Superstructure. Bid Opening on October 22nd, B.O.C.C. Five bids were received. Study Session with B.O.C.C. on November 4th, and Request for Action and award of contract by B.O.C.C. on November 18th. A contract totaling $494,293.00 was awarded to the low bidder, L & M Contractors, Inc.

a. September 30th: Contractor repaired bridge diaphragms where they meet exterior girders with high-strength epoxy grout

b. November 5th: Saline County crew completed bridge approach earthwork

c. November 10th: Guardrail installed by contractor and OM-2 object markers installed by Saline County Traffic Control crew

d. November 10th: Thompson Road bridge over the Saline River reopened to traffic.

f. November 27, 2015: Contractor’s contractual completion date

2. Project No. 14-5316: Wyman Road Bridge over West Spring Creek, 0.5 mile south of Water Well Road--Bids were opened on March 31st. A Request for Action for award was heard by the B.O.C.C. on April 21st. A contract totaling $356,996.00 was awarded to King Construction Company.

a. September 22nd: Superstructure concrete placed

b. September 24th: Submit request for Federal Fund Exchange reimbursement in the amount of $188,703.72

c. November 5th: Federal Fund Exchange reimbursement in the amount of $188,703.72 received

d. November 12th: Bridge approach earthwork completed by contractor; guardrail installed by contractor; OM-2 object markers installed by Saline County Traffic Control crew

e. November 12th: Wyman Road bridge over West Spring Creek reopened to traffic

3. Road & Bridge Facility Main Road—Cross Road Drainage Structure Replacement:

a. September 15th through 30th: Construct concrete “lego” block abutments; level soil grade between abutments; place plastic sheeting; and cut to length/place reinforcing steel

b. October 20th: Concrete deck placed and finished by Reece Construction Company.

4. 2014 RCB Package: This project consists of the replacement of twelve existing drainage structures. Advertised on March 24th, Bid Opening on April 14th, B.O.C.C. Study Session with B.O.C.C. on April 22nd, and Request for Action and award of contract by B.O.C.C. on April 29th. A contract totaling $797,083.00 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

a. Project sites where construction was completed during October/November:

i. Project No. 13-5296: McReynolds Road 0.10 mile west of Woodward Road

• September 21st: Road closed to permit construction to begin

• October 20th: Road reopened following completion of construction

ii. Project No. 13-5297: Rose Hill Road 0.15 mile east of Donmyer Road

• September 23rd: Road closed to permit construction to begin
5. Project No. 15-5317: Pavement Crack Sealing--This project consists of the sealing of “narrow” and “wide” cracks on designated sections of asphalt paved roads. Bids were opened on March 2nd. A Request for Action for award of these projects was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 10th. A contract totaling $112,220.00 was awarded to Pavement Pros LLC.

a. October 26th through November 3rd: Contractor completed sealing of “Narrow” cracks on the following road sections:

i. Ohio Street from I-70 to north of Thacher Road

ii. Burma Road from Thorstenberg Road to Water Well Road

iii. Falun Road from Forsse Road to Water Well Road

iv. Forsse Road from Summit Road to Falun Road

v. Summit Road from Cooley Road to Forsse Road

vi. Brookville Road from K140 Hwy. to State Street

vii. Shipton Road from K143 Hwy. to Ohio Street

viii. Country Club Road from Union Pacific Railroad track crossing to Simpson Road

6. Project No. 15-5318: Hot Mix Patching, Leveling, Surface Course, and Profile Milling--Bids were opened on April 6th. A Request for Action for award of a contract was heard by the B.O.C.C. on April 21st. A contract totaling $1,314,990.00 was awarded to APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division.

a. Work under original contract completed in October/November:

i. Overlay Old 81 Hwy. from Water Well Road to Mentor Road

• November 4th through 6th: Placement of asphalt overlay

ii. Patching

• November 11th: Patching on Burma south of Salemsborg Road

b. Extension to original contract approved by B.O.C.C. on September 1st completed in October/November:

i. The southernmost six miles of Gypsum Valley Road

• October 9th through 15th: Placement of asphalt overlay

iii. The easternmost one mile of Country Club Road

• November 2nd through 3rd: Placement of asphalt overlay

iv. Approximately 300 feet of the north and south approaches to the Donmyer Road bridge over the Smoky Hill River

• November 2nd through 3rd: Milling of the Smoky Hill River bridge approaches and paving those approaches with asphalt

• November 12th: Placement of asphalt overlay from Smoky Hill River bridge to Country Club Road

B. Engineering Division Designed Projects where Construction was Underway During October/November but Not Completed by the End of November

1. Project No. 12-5286: Lapsley Road Bridge west of Hopkins Road--Bids were opened on August 18th and four bids were received. A B.O.C.C. Study Session was held on August 25th and a Request for Action for award was heard by the B.O.C.C. on September 1st. A contract totaling $391,367.50 was awarded by the B.O.C.C. to the low bidder, King Construction Company.

a. September 15th: Contractor’s planned start date. However, start date was delayed to October 5th to accommodate harvest of crops on adjacent farm land.

b. October 5th: Lapsley Road from Ohio Street to Hopkins Road closed to through traffic to allow construction of the bridge to begin.

c. October 5th: Site clearing and earthwork begun.

d. October 20th: Earthwork completed.

e. October 28th: Sheet piling cofferdam constructed for east bridge pier

f. October 30th: East bridge pier piling driven

g. November 2: East bridge pier piling restrike and adding on of additional pile length

h. November 9th and 10th: East bridge abutment piling driven

i. February 15th: Contractor’s planned finish date. However, completion date was set forward to March 1, 2016 to adjust for the delayed start date.

4. 2013 RCB Package: This project consists of the replacement of fifteen existing drainage structures. Bids were opened on February 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A Request for Action for award of these projects was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 12, 2013. A contract totaling $798,067.70 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

a. Project No. 09-5208: Rose Hill Road 0.40 mile west of Solomon Road

i. November 16th: Road closed to permit construction to begin

C. Engineering Division Designed Projects Where Contracts Have Been Awarded but Construction Was Not Started by the End of November

1. 2014 RCB Package: This project consists of the replacement of twelve existing drainage structures. Advertised on March 24th, Bid Opening on April 14th, B.O.C.C. Study Session with B.O.C.C. on April 22nd, and Request for Action and award of contract by B.O.C.C. on April 29th. A contract totaling $797,083.00 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

a. Project sites where construction had not been started by the end of November:

i. Project No. 13-5289: Muir Road 0.30 miles south of Humbargar Road

ii. Project No. 13-5290: Powers Road 0.40 miles south of Stimmel Road

iii. Project No. 13-5291: Campbell Road 0.70 miles east of Niles Road

iv. Project No. 13-5299: Soderberg Road 0.20 mile south of Sundgren Road

v. Project No. 13-5300: Soderberg Road 0.35 mile south of Sundgren Road
2. 2015 RCB and RFB Construction Package: This project consists of the replacement of two existing drainage structures. Bids were opened on March 2nd. A Request for Action for award of these projects was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 10th. A contract totaling $194,000.00 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

a. Project No. 14-5309: Crawford Road 0.5 mile east of Woodward Road

b. Project No. 14-5310: Simpson Road 0.3 mile north of Schilling Road

D. Engineering Division Projects Where Bids or Proposals were received in August/September but Contracts had not been awarded by the End of November

1. No projects in this category.

E. Engineering Division Projects and Materials Out for Bids in October/November

1. Project No. 15-5324: Gypsum Valley Road Bridge south of Rose Hill Road

a. Surveying and engineering complete.

b. Contract documents (i.e., plans and specifications) preparation complete.

c. Easements from adjacent landowners have been acquired.

d. Permits from Department of Water Resources and Corps of Engineers have been acquired.

e. Project is out for bids with bid opening set for December 10th at 4:00 p.m.

f. Project will be funded using the Federal Fund Exchange reimbursement (i.e., $188,703.72) from KDOT for the Wyman Road Bridge.

g. Construction will not be allowed to begin until approximately February 2016 because asphalt must be available to replace pavement upon completion of the bridge construction.

F. Engineering Division Projects under Design in October/November

1. Project No. 15-5323: Water Well Road Bridge over Spring Creek to Replace Existing Multi-Barrel, Corrugated Steel Multi-Plate Drainage Structure

a. Surveying and engineering underway.

b. Contract documents (i.e., plans and specifications) under preparation.

c. Easements from adjacent landowners have not yet been acquired.

d. Permits from Department of Water Resources and Corps of Engineers have not yet been acquired.

e. Project is planned to be put out for bids in the first quarter of 2016.

f. Construction is planned to begin in the spring of 2016.

G. Engineering Division Miscellaneous Topics in October/November

1. Lapsley Road Bridge over Gypsum Creek: Waiting on a final decision from the B.O.C.C. regarding the disposition of the closed bridge.

2. Road and Bridge Department Maintenance Building

a. October 27th: Study Session with B.O.C.C.

b. November 17th: On-site meeting and tour with B.O.C.C.

3. Inspection and Inventory of Existing Culvert Pipes: Approximately 95% of county road miles have been completed

4. Locate and Document Section Corners: Approximately 50% of section corners have been located tie measurements obtained

5. Ongoing tasks throughout October and November:

a. Inspections of ongoing contractual projects (bridge construction, reinforced concrete box construction, asphalt pavement work, etc.)

b. Issue entrance, utility, and building moving permits

c. Sized several replacement culverts for the Road Superintendent

d. Prepared and released News Releases regarding road closures to accomplish work and reopening notices.