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Engineering Division

Project Status and Activity Report

For

August 2014

 

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

 

1.   Project No. 14-5308:  Bridge Deck Repair and Multi-Layer Polymer Concrete Overlay:  This project consists of repairing 25 bridge decks and then applying a polymer concrete overlay over the deck.  Bid were opened on April 30th and the  B.O.C.C. considered the bids in a study session with B.O.C.C. on May 6th.  A contract totaling $571,442.76 was awarded to Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. which was the lowest of three bidders.

 

 

            a.    Project to be funded with Federal Fund Exchange funds   

 

            b.    May 23rd:  Preconstruction Conference

 

            c.     Work began on June 9th and was scheduled to continue through the end of August.  However, work was completed

                     on all sites before the middle of August.

                 

                             d.    Project sites completed in August:

  

i.       Grand Avenue Bridge over former Dry Creek 0.1 mile west of Broadway Boulevard

 

ii.      Kipp Road Bridge over West Gypsum Creek 0.1 mile north of Shilling Road

 

iii.     Schilling Road Bridge over West Gypsum Creek 0.3 mile west of Kipp Road

 

iv.     Kingman Road Bridge over Gypsum Creek 0.7 mile west of Donmyer Road

 

v.      Hobbs Creek Road Bridge over Gypsum Creek 0.5 mile west of Donmyer Road

 

vi.     Rose Hill Road Bridge over Stag Creek 0.7 mile west of Niles Road

 

     

 2.   Project No. 14-5305:  Asphalt Pavement Overlay, Patching, and Profile Milling:  This project consists of asphalt pavement overlay, patching, and profile milling on sections of road throughout the county.  Bids were opened on March 7th and the B.O.C.C. consider the bids in a study session on  March 14th.  A Request for Action for award of a contract was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 25th and a contract totaling $1,146,560.00 was awarded to APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division.

 

       

     a.  Project sites completed in August:

 

i. Level Intersection Approaches

 

·      Smolan Road/Burma Road

                           3.   Project No. 14-5306:  Bituminous Pavement Sealing:  This project consists of sealing asphalt pavements on sections of road throughout the county.  Bids were opened on March 7th and the B.O.C.C. consider the bids in a study session on  March 14th.  A Request for Action for award of a contract was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 25th and a contract totaling $495,093.75 was  awarded to B&H Paving, Inc.

 

a.   Contractor began work on August 4th.

 

                 b.  Project locations:

                     i.    Old  40 Highway from Ohio Street to Niles Road and from Solomon River bridge to Solomon City Limit 

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

                                             iii.  Country Club Road from Salina City Limit to Union Pacific Railroad and from Cunningham Road to Kipp Road

                                             iv.  Kipp Road from Cloud Street to Schilling Road

                                             v.   Magnolia Road from Cunningham Road to Kipp Road

                                             vi.  Thompson Road from Lockhard Road to Shipton Road

                                             vii. Halstead Road from Shipton Road south for 0.8 mile

                                             viii.  Old 81 Hwy. from K-143 Highway to Ottawa County line

c.   Contractor completed work on August 7th

 

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

 

      1.   Project No. 14-5305:  Asphalt Pavement Overlay, Patching, and Profile Milling:  This project consists of asphalt pavement overlay, patching, and profile milling on sections of road throughout the county.  Bids were opened on March 7th and the B.O.C.C. consider the bids in a study session on  March 14th.  A Request for Action for award of a contract was heard by the B.O.C.C. on March 25th and a contract totaling $1,146,560.00 was awarded to APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division.

 

      

         a.  Project locations where construction has not yet been started:

 

·        Remaining profile milling scheduled to be done:

 

        i. Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad approaches on Brookville Road

 

·      Remaining roads scheduled to be patched, leveled and surfaced:

        i. Brookville Road from State Street to Watkins Road

 

        ii. Niles Road from Humbargar Road to Riordan Road

    

·      All remaining work (i. e., patching, profile milling, leveling, and surfacing) shall be completed by November 22, 2014.

 

     

 2.   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. Project Locations where construction has not yet been started:                    

 

 i.      Old 40 Highway from Niles Road to Solomon City limits—5 miles of 6 miles remaining

 

                                        ii.     Donmeyer 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

 

 

    b. The above locations will be crack sealed this fall since we are outside the specified crack sealing ambient air temperature range

 

     

 3.   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 Locations where construction has not yet been started:                    

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

                                         ii.     Project No. 12-5268  Solomon Road 0.1 mile north of K-4 Highway     

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

                                         iv.    Project No. 12-5278  Cunningham Road 0.2 mile north of Hedberg Road      

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

           b. Contractor is scheduled to start on Project No. 12-5268 on September 3rd.

 

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

 

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

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            a. Project sites:

 

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. 13-5292 Whitmore Road  0.10 mile south of Farrelly Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Start date set back to October 1, 2014 at Contractor’s request

 

      b. October 15, 2014:  Contractor’s proposed finish date

 

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

 

1.   No projects in this category

 

E.  Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids in August

 

        1.   No projects in this category.  

                 F.   Engineering Division Projects under Design in August

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

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

 

      b. Finalizing drawing and bid documents

 

      c.  Project to be funded with Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program and/or two mil account funds

 

 

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

 

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

 

      b. Finalizing drawing and bid documents

 

      c.  Working on acquiring required easements from adjacent landowners

 

           i.    working with out of state attorney for one landowner

 

           ii.   met last Friday on site with another landowner

 

      d. Project to be funded with Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program and/or two mil account funds

 

 

3.   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 August

 

 

              1.   Inspection and Inventory of Existing Culvert Pipes:  67% of county road miles have been completed

 

 

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

 

                    a. August 26th:  Meet representatives from contractor, Ebert Construction Co., to inspect soil settlement at RCB

                       extensions.  Ebert will restore settled areas.

 

       

              3.   Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program:  Draft project request forms for 3 bridges

 

               a. August 28th:  Attend presentation regarding the program at KDOT District Offices

 

 

              4.   Ongoing tasks throughout July:

 

               a. Inspections of ongoing contractual projects (bridge deck repairs and multi-layer polymer concrete overlays, etc.)

 

                             b. Issue numerous entrance and utility 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.