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Project Status and Activity Report

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February/March 2016

 

A.   Engineering Division Designed Projects Where Construction was Completed in February/March 2016

 

      1.   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. 14-5310:  Simpson Road 0.3 mile north of Schilling Road

 

           i. February 5th:  Project completed and road reopened.           

 

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

 

b.    February 23rd:  Placement of the south corral rail concrete.

 

c.    February 25th:  Placement of the north corral rail concrete.

 

d.    March 1st:  King Construction finished all construction activities and moved their equipment off the site.

 

e.    March 21st:  Saline County crews began work on realigning the road

 

B.  Engineering Division Designed Projects where Construction was Underway During February/March 2016 but Not Completed by the End of March

 

      1.   2013 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of fifteen existing, deteriorated 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.   March 10:  RCB construction was completed but backfilling of approaches was delayed due to saturated soil conditions

ii.  March 31st:  Backfilling of approaches is underway

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

 

      1.   2014 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of twelve existing, deteriorated 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.  Seven of the twelve sites have been completed.

 

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

 

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.   Project No. 15-5324:  Gypsum Valley Road Bridge south of Rose Hill Road:    Bids were opened on December 10th.  A Request for Action for award of these projects was heard by the B.O.C.C. on December 29th.  A contract totaling $206,432.00 was awarded to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

 

      a. Construction will begin in August 2016.

 

      b. Construction will be completed on or before December 1, 2016.

 

3.   Project No. 16-5334:  Crack Sealing – Bids were opened on February 24th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $91,930.00 was awarded to Pavement Pros, LLC.

 

      a. April 4th:  Contractor’s estimated date for start of work

 

 D. Materials Bids Opened and Contracts Awarded During March

 

1.   Street Signs – Bids were opened on February 18th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $2,830.30 was awarded to Vulcan Signs.

 

2.   Traffic Signs – Bids were opened on February 18th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $5,532.58 was awarded to Custom Products Corp.

 

3.   Glass Traffic Beads – Bids were opened on February 18th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $13,068.00 was awarded to Potters Industries, LLC.

 

4.   Pavement Marking Paint – Bids were opened on February 18th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $58,025.00 was awarded to Vogel Paint & Wax Co., Inc.

 

5.   Aluminized (Type 2) Corrugated Steel Pipes, Pipe Arches, End Sections, and Dimple Bands – Bids were opened on February 23th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $29,175.60 was awarded to J & J Drainage Products Co.

 

6.   Galvanized Steel Bridge Decking – Bids were opened on February 23th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $11,940.00 was awarded to Welborn Sales, Inc.

 

7.   Treated Timber Bridge Planks – Bids were opened on February 24th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $23,878.40 was awarded to Lufkin Creosoting Co.

 

8.   Aggregates – Bids were opened on February 24th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for $91,930.00 was awarded to Pavement Pros, LLC.

 

9.   Aggregates – Bids were opened on February 18th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  A contract for SS-7 for $9.51/ton was awarded to Johnson Sand and a contract for SS-5 and AB-3 for $10.80/ton for each was awarded to Hamm, Inc.

 

10. Aggregate and Hot-Mix Asphalt Hauling – Bids were opened on February 18th.  The B.O.C.C. was briefed on the bid outcome on March 1st.  A Request for Action for award of contract was then hear and unanimously approved by the B.O.C.C. on March 8th.  Contracts for hauling to various locations were awarded to James Keller and Gary Johnson Trucking.

 

E.  Engineering Division Projects Where Bids or Proposals were received in February/March but Contracts had not been awarded by the End of March

 

      1.   No projects in this category.

 

F.   Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids in February/March

 

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

 

      a. April 11th:  Bid Opening at 4:00 p.m.

 

2.   Project No. 16-5335:  County Wide Hot-Mix Patching, Leveling & Surface Course and Profile Milling

 

      a. April 11th:  Bid Opening at 4:00 p.m.

G.  Engineering Division Projects under Design and Material Specifications Being Prepared in February/March

 

1. 2016 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of nine existing, deteriorated drainage structures.  Surveying and design are complete and preparation of plans is well underway. 

 

a. Project No.  16-5325:  Muir Road 0.5 mile south of Crawford Street

 

b. Project No. 16-5326:  Holmes Road 0.45 mile south of Water Well Road

 

c.  Project No. 16-5327:  Holmes Road 0.6 mile south of Water Well Road

 

d. Project No. 16-5328:  Woodward Road 0.4 mile south of Rose Hill Road

 

e. Project No. 16-5329:  Shipton Road 0.15 mile west of Niles Road

 

f.  Project No. 16-5330:  Lockard Road 50 feet east of Gerard Road

 

g. Project No. 16-5331:  Powers Road 0.5 mile north of Armstrong Road

 

h. Project No. 16-5332:  Powers Road 0.1 mile south of Cloud Street

 

i.   Project No. 16-5333:  Thorstenberg Road 0.7 mile east of Dry Creek Road

 

H.  Engineering Division Miscellaneous Topics in February/March  

     

1.   March 4th:  Mandatory Defensive Driving Training

 

2.   FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training:

 

      a. February 1st:  IS-00700

 

      b. March 4th:  IS-00100

 

3.   Link Road from One Mile North of Watkins Road to Watkins Road:

 

      a. March 15th:  Study Session with B.O.C.C.

 

      b. March 22nd:  Study Session with B.O.C.C. and landowners

 

4.   Road and Bridge Department Maintenance Building

 

a.    March 7th:  Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for interested contractors.

 

b.    April 15th.  Bids are due.

 

              5.   March 25th:  County Surveyor attended the annual Kansas County Surveyors Conference in Salina.

             

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

 

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

 

              8.   Ongoing tasks throughout December 2015 and January 2016:

 

      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.

 

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

 

 


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