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Engineering Division

Project Status and Activity Report

For

September 2014

 

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

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.  Work completed in September:

 

i.   Profile milling:

 ·   September 8th:  Mulberry Creek Bridge and Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad approaches on Brookville Road

 

ii.  Patching, levelling and overlaying:

·   September 10th through 13th:    Niles Road from the Saline/Ottawa county line to Riordan Road

·   September 15th through 19th:    Brookville Road from State Street to Watkins Road

 

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

 

      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. Work started in September but not completed by the end of the month:      

 

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

                    ·         September 2nd:  Closure of Solomon Road from Kingman Road to K-4 Highway

 

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

·         September 19th:  Closure of Cunningham Road from Assaria Road to Hedberg Road

 

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

      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 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. 12-5277  Holmes Road 0.1 mile north of Mentor Road

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

 

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

      3.   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.  Work not yet started:

 

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

 

      4.   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

 

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

 

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

                   

5.   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 because of rain

 

6.   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. Bridge No. 1:  West side of Old Highway 81, 0.3 mile south of Lapsley Road

 

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

 

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

 

1.   No projects in this category

 

E.  Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids in September

 

1.   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.  Project to be funded with two mil account funds          

 

F.   Engineering Division Projects under Design in September

 

1.   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.  Required easements

 

           i.    Two easements obtained

 

   ii.   Working with attorney for one landowner to obtain the last needed easement

 

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

 

2.   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 September

      1.   September 3rd and 4th:  Attend Floodplain Management Conference in Wichita

 

      2.   Pleasant Hill Road Bridge No. 000850787204540 and Kipp Road Bridge No. 0008500809004505:  Work with County Counselor in on-going correspondence discussions with KDOT regarding Saline County’s contention that these bridges are KDOT’s to inspect and maintain.

     

              3.   Inspection and Inventory of Existing Culvert Pipes:  70% of county road miles have been completed

 

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

 

                    a. Ebert Construction Co., to repair soil settlement at RCB extensions.  Dates for work not yet set. 

 

              5.   Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program

 

                    a. Early October:  KDOT to announce list of bridges to be funded

 

              6.   Ongoing tasks throughout September:

 

                    a. Inspections of ongoing contractual projects (asphalt pavement overlays, 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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