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                                                                                                    Engineering Division 
                                                                                        Project Status and Activity Report 
                                                                                                                  For 
                                                                                                        December 2014


A. Engineering Division Designed Projects Where Construction was Completed in December

1. Repair of Two Timber Bridges: This project consists of substructure repairs to two timber bridges. A contract for $63,405.00 was awarded by the B.O.C.C. on September 30th to Osmose Railroad Services, Inc.

a. Work completed in December:

i. Bridge No. 1 located on the west side of Old Highway 81, 0.3 mile south of Lapsley Road

ii. Bridge No. 2: Humbargar Road, 0.1 mile west of Muir Road

2. 2013 Reinforced Concrete Box (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. Work completed in December:

i. Project No. 12-5281 Simpson Road 0.35 mile north of Rose Hill Road

· October 30th: Closure of Simpson Road from Hobbs Creek Road to Rose Hill Road

· December 17th: Work completed and road reopened

B. Engineering Division Designed Projects under Contract where Construction Had Not Been Completed by the End of December

1. Project No. 14-5304: Crack Sealing: This project consists of sealing asphalt pavement cracks on sections of road throughout the county. Bids were opened on February 24th and the B.O.C.C. consider the bids in a study session on March 4th. A Request for Action for award of a contract was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 11th and a contract totaling $81,812.11 was awarded to MPM Holdings, LLC. MPM Holdings, LLC was unable to obtain the mandatory bonds and the B.O.C.C. cancelled the contract on April 29th. The B.O.C.C. then awarded an alternate contract for $88,417.10 to the second low bidder, APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division.

a. Remaining work to be done:

i. Old 40 Highway from Niles Road to Whitmore Road—1 mile

2. 2014 RCB Package: This project consists of the replacement of twelve existing drainage structures. Advertised on March 24, 2014 Bid Opening on April 14, 2014 B.O.C.C. Study Session with B.O.C.C. on April 22, 2014 and Request for Action and award of contract by B.O.C.C. on April 29, 2014. A contract totaling $797,083.0 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

a. Project sites started during November but not completed by the end of the month:

i. Project No. 13-5294 Whitmore Road 0.10 mile south of McReynolds Road

· November 11th: Closure of Whitmore Road from McReynolds Road to K-4 Highway

ii. Project No. 13-5295 Whitmore Road 0.30 mile south of McReynolds Road

· November 11th: Closure of Whitmore Road from McReynolds Road to K-4 Highway

iii. Project No. 13-5292 Whitmore Road 0.10 mile south of Farrelly Road

· November 19th: Closure of Whitmore Road from Farrelly Road to Mentor Road

iv. Project No. 13-5293 Whitmore Road 0.45 mile south of Mentor Road

· December 18th: Closure of Whitmore Road from Mentor Road to McReynolds Road

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

1. 2013 Reinforced Concrete Box (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 Location where construction had not been started by the end of December:

i. Project No. 09-5208 Rose Hill Road 0.4 mile west of Solomon Road

2. 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 $797,083.0 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

a. Project sites remaining to be started:

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. 13-5291Campbell Road 0.70 miles east of Niles Road

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

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

vi. Project No. 13-5298 Muir Road 0.10 mile north of Hedberg Road

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

viii. Project No. 13-5300 Soderberg Road 0.35 mile south of Sundgren Road

3. Project No. 13-5303: Humbargar Road Bridge over Buckeye Creek-- Replacement of Existing 80-foot Prestressed Concrete Single Tee Superstructure. Bid Opening on October 22nd, B.O.C.C. 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 $188,927.50 was awarded to L & M Contractors, Inc.

a. March 9, 2015: Construction start date

b. June 19, 2015: Construction completion date

4. Project No. 14-5315: This project consists of installing a new roof covering on the existing Road & Bridge Department Maintenance Division Building. B.O.C.C. directed staff to contact roofing contractors to obtain proposals on October 14th, B.O.C.C. Study Session on November 4th and 18th. A Request for Action was presented on November 25th and the B.O.C.C. selected Ryan Roofing’s proposal and awarded contract for $81,548.96 to Ryan Roofing.

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

1. Project No. 14-5312: Thompson Road Bridge over the Saline River-- Replacement of Existing Prestressed Concrete Single Tee Superstructure

a. Design of prestressed concrete girders and cast-in-place concrete deck to replace the existing single tee superstructure is complete.

b. Drawings and specifications are complete.

c. November 14th: Advertise for Bids

d. December 15th at 4:00 p.m.: Bid Opening; 5 bids received; low bid was from L & M Contractors, Inc. for $494,293.00

E. Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids in December

1. No projects in this category.

F. Engineering Division Projects under Design in December

1. 2015 RCB and RFB Construction Package

a. Surveying completed

b. Drawing and bid documents completed

c. Acquiring required easements from adjacent landowners

2. Project No. 14-5316: Wyman Road Bridge over West Spring Creek, 0.5 mile south of Water Well Road

a. December 9th: Initial site inspection

b. Surveying started

3. Project No. 15-5317: Pavement Crack Sealing

a. Determination of sections of asphalt paved roads to be crack sealed

b. Investigate alternate methods of sealing wide pavement cracks

i. Crafco PolyPatch & Mastic One

ii. Lynx Mastic Crack Seal

b. Prepare draft of bid documents

4. Project No. 15-5318: Hot-Mix Patching, Leveling & Surface Course and Profile Milling

a. Determination of section of asphalt paved roads to be patched, leveled, overlayed, and/or milled

b. Prepare draft of bid documents

5. Project No. 15-5319: Bituminous Seal

a. Determination of section of asphalt paved roads to be patched, leveled, overlayed, and/or milled

b. Prepare draft of bid documents

6. Project No. 15-5320: Tree Trimming

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

7. Aluminized (Type 2) Corrugated Steel Pipe, Pipe Arch, End Sections, Dimple Bands, and Galvanized Steel Bridge Decking

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

8. Crushed Stone Aggregate (SS-5), Sand-Gravel Aggregate (SS-7), and Aggregate Base Material (AB-3)

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

9. Aggregate and Hot-Mix Asphalt Hauling

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

10. Traffic Paint

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

11. Glass Traffic Beads

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

12. Traffic Signs

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

13. Street Signs

a. Prepare draft of bid documents

G. Engineering Division Miscellaneous Topics in December

1. Inspection and Inventory of Existing Culvert Pipes: 78% of county road miles have been completed

2. Westar Summit Substation Expansion

a. December 16th: Meeting with Phil Penn and Contractor, Wolf Construction, Inc.

3. Preparation of Chamber of Commerce PowerPoint Presentation for Saline County Commission Chairman

4. December 24th: Meeting with TranSystems to review scour critical bridge analyses they are performing for KDOT

5. Ongoing tasks throughout December:

a. Inspections of ongoing contractual projects (asphalt pavement crack sealing, timber bridge repairs, reinforced concrete boxes construction, etc.)

b. Issue numerous 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.

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