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Engineering Division

Project Status and Activity Report

For

Second Quarter 2017

 

A.    Engineering Division Designed Projects Where Construction was Completed in Second Quarter 2017

 

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

 

          a. December 29, 2015:  B.O.C.C. Study Session and Request for Action and award of contract for $206,432.00 to Reece Construction Company, Inc. 

 

     c. August 26, 2016:  Request received regarding to delay the start of construction due to schedule conflict and concern regarding getting the asphalt pavement replaced before shut down of the asphalt plant for winter.

 

     d. January 26, 2017:  Road was closed and construction began.

 

     e. June 8, 2017:  Construction completed and road reopened to traffic.

 

2.  Project No. 16-5339:  Mentor Road Bridge over West Gypsum:  This project consists of the construction of a new 30’ wide, three span (30’ – 40’ – 30’) reinforced concrete haunched slab bridge to replace the existing narrow, load-posted bridge.

 

          a. January 17, 2017:  Request for Action and award of contract for $293,375.50 to King Construction Company, Inc.

 

          b. February 1, 2017:  Road was closed and Construction began.

 

          c. June 22, 2017:  Construction completed and road reopened to traffic.

 

     3.  Project No. 16-5336:  Road and Bridge Department -- Shop Building Improvements

 

a.  Work completed in the Second Quarter of 2017:

 

i.  Electrical Service

 

--June 8th:  Email send to Bryan Newell with Riley Construction which stated the following:  “We continue to wait for the labeling of the breakers to be done to comply with the county's contract and, more importantly, code requirements.  Saline County will not make final payment and close out this project until this work has been completed.”

--June 21st:  Email from Bryan Newell stating that he notify the electrical subcontractor (Pestinger) that they have failed to complete their work and giving them a 3-day notice to complete.  They were told to complete the work by C.O.B. June 27th.

--June 23rd:  Labeling of the breakers in the electric panel completed.

 

4.  2016 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of eleven existing, deteriorated drainage structures. 

 

                a. March 7th:  Extension of contract with Reece Construction Co., Inc. for $44,080.00 to add an additional double barrel (each barrel being 9’-0” wide by 4’-0” high by 30’-0” long) RCB to replace the deteriorated multi-barrel culvert pipe crossing of the southern R&B grounds road

 

                b. April 15th:  Construction of RCB completed.

 

B.  Engineering Division Designed Projects where Construction was Underway During Second Quarter of 2017 but Not Completed by the End of the Second Quarter of 2017

 

1.  Project No. 17-5347:  County Wide Hot-Mix Patching, Leveling & Surface Course and Profile Milling

 

          a. March 14th:  Request for Action and award of contract for $1,333,495.00 to APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division.

 

          b. Work completed during the Second Quarter of 2017:

 

                    i.   Roads to be leveled and overlaid:

 

·       Country Club Road from Simpson Road to Amos Road

 

--March 21st:  Start leveling course work

 

--April 17th:  Finish surface course work

 

·       Magnolia Road from the Salina city limits to Kipp Road

 

--May 25th:  Start leveling course work

 

--June 8th:  Finish leveling course work

              

c. All work was suspended during the time of wheat harvest activities.

 

d. Work remaining to be done at the end of the Second Quarter:

 

i.   Patching work at various locations throughout the county

          

     e. All work will be completed on or before October 31, 2017.

 

C.  Engineering Division Designed Projects and Material Bid Packages Where Contracts Have Been Awarded but Construction Was Not Started by the End of the Second Quarter of 2017

 

           1.  RCB & RFB Deck Replacement Projects

 

                a. April 20th:  Bid opening.

 

                b. May 16th:  Request for Action and award of contracts as follows:

 

i.  Project No. 17-5348:  Burma Road 0.2 mile north of Crawford Street—Contract awarded to Reece Construction Co., Inc. for $102,114.61  

 

ii.  Project No. 17-5349:  Country Club Road 100 feet east of Gypsum Valley Road--Contract awarded to L&M Contractors Co., Inc. for $164,890.25.

 

                c. Work to begin after July 4th.

 

2.  RCB & RFB Construction

 

     a. April 20th:  Bid opening.

 

     b. May 16th:  Request for Action and award of contracts as follows:

 

i.  Project No. 16-5341:  Magnolia Road 0.4 mile west of Hedville Road—Contract awarded to Reece Construction Co., Inc. for $68,997.10.

 

ii.  Project No. 16-5342:  Muir Road 0.3 mile south of Falun Road--Contract awarded to King Construction Co., Inc. for $108,935.16.

 

iii. Project No. 16-5343:  Sundgren Road 0.1 mile west of Muir Road—Contract awarded to King Construction Co., Inc. for $103,088.67.

 

iv. Project No. 16-5344:  Donmyer Road 0.3 mile south of Cloud Street--Contract awarded to Reece Construction Co., Inc. for $60,069.60.

 

v. Project No. 16-5345:  W. Old 40 Hwy. 0.4 mile SW of North Street—Contract awarded to Reece Construction Co., Inc. for $24,702.50.

 

                c. Work to begin after July 4th.

 

3. Project No. 16-5346:  Aggregate Shoulder Construction -- This project consists of placing two-foot wide aggregate shoulders on paved county roads to improve safety by aiding motorists in recovering if they leave the roadway.

 

         a.  March 21st:  Request for Action and award of contract for $277,219.20 to APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division.

 

         b.  Project sites to be receive aggregate shoulder construction are as follows:

 

i.  Kipp Road from K-4 Highway north to Country Club Road

 

ii.  Magnolia Road from Kipp Road west to Salina City Limits

 

iii. Country Club Road from Simpson Road east to the Saline County Line

 

c. No work shall be conducted during the time of wheat harvest activities.

 

d. Work shall be completed by November 30, 2017.

 

4. Project No. 16-5350:  Deck Repair and Multi-Layer Polymer Concrete Overlays – This project consists of placing multi-layer polymer concrete overlays to waterproof the bridge decks.

 

    a.  March 21st:  Request for Action and award of contract for $139,428.50 to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Co.

 

               i.  Schilling Road Bridge 0.41 mile east of Niles Road

 

                    ii.  Lockard Road Bridge 0.3 mile west of Muir Road

 

                    iii. Humbargar Road Bridge 0.2 mile west of Donmyer Road

 

                    iv. Thompson Road Bridge 0.2 mile north of Lockard Road

 

                    v. Wyman Road Bridge 0.5 mile north of Farrelly Road

 

                    vi. Lapsley Road Bridge 0.7 mile east of Ohio Street

 

                    vii.Water Well Road Bridge 0.5 mile west of Powers Road

 

           b.  Work to begin after July 4th.

 

E.  Engineering Division Projects Where Bids or Proposals were Received in the Second Quarter of 2017 but Contracts had not been Awarded by the End of the Second Quarter of 2017

 

           1.  No projects in this category.

F.  Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids at the End of the Second Quarter of 2017

 

           1.  No projects in this category.

G. Engineering Division Projects under Design and Plans and Specifications Being Prepared at the End of the Second Quarter of 2017

 

1.  Project No. 17-5351:  Fall Pavement Crack Sealing Project

 

     a. April/August:  Inspect candidate sites and finalize list of projects

 

     b. Preparation of bid documents underway.

 

2.  Project No. 17-5352:  Halstead Road Bridge over Mulberry Creek—Superstructure Replacement

 

     a. Surveying completed.

 

     b. Preliminary drawings prepared.

 

     c. Structural design underway.

 

3.  2018 RCB Package:

 

a. April/May:  Inspect candidate sites and finalize list of projects

 

b. Surveying underway.

 

c. Project sites:

 

         i.   Project No. 17-5353:  Parsons Road 0.2 mile west of Lightville Road

 

         ii.   Project No. 17-5354:  Reese Road 0.4 mile north of Stimmel Road

 

         iii.  Project No. 17-5355:  Stimmel Road 0.4 mile east of Hedville Road

 

         iv.  Project No. 17-5356:  Gerard Road 0.7 mile south of Watkins Road

 

         v.  Project No. 17-5357:  Woodward Road 0.7 mile south of Campbell Road

 

         vi.  Project No. 17-5358:  Niles Road 0.2 mile north of Humbargar Road

 

         vii. Project No. 17-5359:  Simpson Road 0.3 mile south of Schilling Road

 

         viii.Project No. 17-5360:  Kipp Road 0.4 mile north of Assaria Road

 

         ix. Project No. 17-5361:  Assaria Road 0.1 mile east of Holmes Road

 

      H.  Engineering Division Miscellaneous Topics in Second Quarter of 2017  

 

1.  Maintenance Division Building Office/Break/Meeting Room Remodeling Project

 

     a. April 18th:  BOCC Study Session to discuss need and scope of proposed project and receive approval to prepare a Request for Proposals and advertise for professional design services

 

     b. May 12th:  Deadline for receipt of professional design service proposals.  Two proposals received.

 

     c. May 23rd:  Presentations from both candidate professional design service providers were heard by a Selection Committee consisting of two Commissioners (Weese and Sparks), the County Administrator, the Road Superintendent, the IT Director, and the County Engineer.  The Selection Committee recommended that an Agreement be signed with DMA Architects, PA.

 

d. May 24th through June 28th:  Negotiation of terms of Agreement conducted between DMA Architects, PA and the County Counselor. 

 

2.  Bridge Inspections

 

     a. Second Quarter of 2017:  All bridge inspections in accordance with federal requirement completed and records electronically transmitted to KDOT Bureau of Local Projects

 

     b. Mandatory load rating calculations for new bridges completed.

 

     c. Mandatory scour analysis for new bridges completed.

 

3.  Wasserman Way Road north of Shipton Road

 

     a. Petition signed by all adjacent landowners to create a Benefit District to improve Wasserman Way Road by paving it.   

 

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

 

           5.  Ongoing tasks throughout the Second Quarter of 2017:

 

     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 replacement culverts for the Road Superintendent

 

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

 

e.  Traffic counts and speed measurements in response to citizen inquiries.

 

f.    Evaluate sites where School Bus Stop Ahead signs in response to citizen inquiries.

 

g. Provide consultation to the Planning and Zoning Department on topics as requested.