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Project Status and Activity Report

For

November 2014

 

 

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

 

1.   Project No. 85 C-0323-01:  Country Club Road Improvements

 

     a. November 10th and 11th:  Ebert Construction Co., repaired soil settlement at RCB extensions. 

 

 

2.   Project No. 14-5307:  This project consists of replacement of a cross road culvert pipe on Woodward Road south of Shipton Road.  Bids were opened on April 11th.  A contract for $7,800.13 was awarded by the B.O.C.C. on April 22nd to Johnson Farms.

 

 

      a. October 30th:  Closure of Woodward Road from Humbargar Road to Campbell Road

 

 

      b. November 7th:  Work completed and road was reopened

 

     

 3.   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. Work completed in November:  

 

 

i.      Old 40 Highway from Whitmore Road to Solomon City limits—4 miles

 

                       

                                        ii.     Donmyer Road from Old 40 Highway to Country Club Road

 

 

iii.    Kipp Road from Country Club Road to K-4 Highway--5 miles of 9 miles remaining

 

                       

                                       iv.    Magnolia Road from I-135 Highway west for 0.4 mile

 

 

                                        v.     Ohio Street from Frisbie Way north for 1.5 miles (end of asphalt)

 

 

4.   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 November:  

 

                                        i.      Project No. 12-5277:  Holmes Road 0.1 mile north of Mentor Road

 

·         October 10th:  Closure of Holmes Road from Farrelly Road to Mentor Road

 

 

·         November 11th:  Work completed and road reopened

 

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

 

 

      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.   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 underway but not completed by the end of November: 

 

 

                 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

 

     

       3.   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. November 7th:  Preconstruction Conference

     

       b. 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

 

4.   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. Site under construction but not completed by the end of November:

 

 

 i.    November 24th:  Work started on Bridge No. 1 located on the west side of Old Highway 81, 0.3 mile south of Lapsley Road

 

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

     

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 November:           

 

     

                   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. 13-5293 Whitmore Road  0.45 mile south of Mentor Road

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

3.   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. Project site remaining:

 

 

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

 

 

4.   Project No. 13-5303:  Humbargar Road Bridge over Buckeye Creek-- Replacement of Existing 80-foot Prestressed Concrete Single Tee Superstructure

 

 

      a. October 22nd:  Bid opening 

 

                                     b. November 4th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session to review bids and recommendation for award of contract

 

       c.  November 18th:  B.O.C.C. awarded a contract for $188,927.50 to the low bidder, L & M Contractors, Inc.

 

 

       d. March 9, 2015:  Construction start date

 

     

             e. June 19, 2015:  Construction completion date  

 

 

 5.   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 November but Contracts had not been awarded by the End of November

 

 

1.   No projects in this category.

 

E.  Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids in November

 

 

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

 

F.   Engineering Division Projects under Design in November

 

 

1.   2015 RCB and RFB Construction Package

 

 

      a. Surveying completed

 

 

      b. Finalizing drawing and bid documents

 

 

      c.  Acquiring required easements from adjacent landowners

 

G.  Engineering Division Miscellaneous Topics in November

     

      1.   Inspection and Inventory of Existing Culvert Pipes:  75% of county road miles have been completed

 

 

      2.   November 12th through 14th:  Attended Kansas Association of Counties conference in Wichita

 

 

      3.   November 24th:  Meeting with KDOT and TranSystems to review scour critical and fracture critical analyses

 

 

      4.   Ongoing tasks throughout November:

 

 

      a. Inspections of ongoing contractual projects (asphalt pavement crack sealing, 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.