You are here: Road and Bridge > Contractual Construction Projects

Enter Title

Engineering Division

Project Status and Activity Report

For

October/November 2016

 

A.   Engineering Division Designed Projects Where Construction was Completed in October/November 2016

 

      1.   2014 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of twelve existing, deteriorated drainage structures.

 

            a. April 14, 2014:  Bid Opening

 

b. April 22, 2014:  B.O.C.C. Study Session

 

c.  April 29, 2014:  Request for Action and award of contract for $797,083.00 to Reece Construction Company, Inc.

 

            d. Project sites completed during October/November:

 

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

 

·         August 2nd:  Road closed to through traffic for construction to begin

 

·         November 11th:  Construction completed and road reopened to through traffic.

 

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

·         August 2nd:  Road closed to through traffic for construction to begin

 

·         November 11th:  Construction completed and road reopened to through traffic.

 

e. The 2014 RCB Package consisting of twelve sites is now complete.

 

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

 

            a. April 11th:  Bid Opening

 

b. April 19th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session

 

c.  April 26th:  Request for Action and award of contract for $1,756,808.60 to APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division.

 

            d. Project sites completed during October/November:

 

                        i.    Roads which were and overlaid:

 

·         Donmyer Road from Country Club Road to Smoky Hill River

 

·         Cloud Street from St. Francis Community Services to Burma Road

 

·         Kipp Road:  Overlays were placed this summer and intersections were completed in October

                 

ii.   Roads where patching work was done:

 

·         Burma Road south of Salemsborg Road

 

·         Burma Road south of Sundgren Road

 

·         Water Well Road east of Ohio Street

 

e. All work is complete.

 

3.   Project No. 16-5340:  Aggregate Shouldering on Solid Waste Haul Route Roads -- This project consists of placing two-foot wide aggregate shoulders on the solid waste haul route roads to improve safety by aiding motorists in recovering if they leave the roadway. 

 

            a. September 1st:  Bid Opening

 

b. September 20th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session

 

c.  September 27th:  Request for Action and award of contract for $180,090.00 to APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division.

 

            d. Project sites completed during October/November:

 

i.    Crawford Street from Hwy. K140 to the Western City Limits of Salina

 

ii.   Burma Road from Hwy. K140 to Farrelly Road

 

iii.  Water Well Road from Burma Road to IH135

 

iv.  Water Well Road from Ninth Street to Ohio Street

 

v.   Ohio Street from Schilling Road to Water Well Road

b. All work is complete.

 

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

 

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

 

b. April 19th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session

 

c.  April 26th:  Request for Action and award of contract for $596,374.00 to King Construction Company, Inc.

 

            d. Project construction history and tasks completed during October/November:

 

i.    July 6th:  Road was closed to through traffic and clearing, grubbing, and earthwork began.

 

ii.   October 1st:  Earthwork subcontractor completed road approach embankments.

 

iii.  October 1st through 31st:  Steel H-piles were driven, pier and abutment formwork erected, and concrete placed for all the piers and abutments.

 

iv.  November 1st through 22nd:  Rock rip rap slope protection was placed, timber poles to support bridge deck formwork was driven, all deck formwork was placed, and  reinforcing steel bars.

 

v.   November 23rd:  Bridge deck concrete placed.

 

      d.   Construction will be completed on or before January 18, 2017.

 

2. 2016 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of eleven existing, deteriorated drainage structures. 

 

            a. June 30th:  Bid Opening

 

b. July 12th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session

 

     c.   July 19th:  Request for Action and award of contract for $614,614.16 to Reece Construction Company, Inc. 

 

            d. Project sites under construction during October/November:

 

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

 

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

 

a.    History and current status of remaining B.O.C.C. approved improvements:

 

i.    June 28th:  B.O.C.C. signed a contract with Riley Construction to act as general contractor over all the Shop Building Improvement projects.  This includes obtaining all necessary project bonds building permits, and coordination of all on-site work by all other contractors.

 

ii.    Steel External & Internal Entry & Exit Doors:

 

·         May 25th:  Bids opened 

 

·         The low bid was $34,360.00 and was submitted by Riley Construction Company.

 

·         Installation had not been begun by the end of November.

 

iii.   Electrical Service:

 

·         May 25th:  Bids opened.

 

·         The low bid was $123,149.00 and was submitted by Pestinger Heating & Air Conditioning.

 

·         Pestinger installed the remainder of the new light fixtures in October.

 

·         Pestinger subcontracted the electrical service upgrade work to Will Electric.

 

·         Will Electric installed the underground electric conduit from the pole south of the building to a box mounted on the south side of the building.  No wiring in the box or switchgear improvements had been made by the end of November.  

iv.   Equipment Wash Bay:

 

·         September 12th:  Bryan Newell with Riley Construction Company presented a proposal to the B.O.C.C. to demolish the existing wash bay and construct a new wash bay.  B.O.C.C. approved a change order for $171,175.00 for the construction of a new wash bay.  Tasks completed during October/ November:

 

·         Late October:  Demolition of existing wash bay began.

 

·         November 2nd:  Received partial construction drawings from Riley Construction and trench drain construction began.

 

·         Early to Mid-November:  Floor slab perimeter formwork, reinforcing steel, superstructure anchor bolts, and concrete placed. 

 

·         November 14th:  City Inspector requested design information on permissible flow rates and traffic load rating calculations for the Sand/Oil Separator before Riley Construction can proceed with installation of the Separator.

 

·         November 14th:  Riley Construction determined that the existing drain line from the old wash bay to the sewage pump station has to be replaced because elevations will not work with new Sand/Oil Separator.  Change Order approved by the B.O.C.C.

 

·         November 21st through 23rd:  Structural steel for building frames delivered and erected.

 

·         November 25th:  Roof purlins installed.

 

·         November 28th:  Roof purlins and structural steel building frames disassembled when it was discovered by the contractor’s construction superintendent that the anchors bolts had been placed in the wrong locations.

 

·         November 29th:  Existing anchor bolts cut off flush and holes drilled in concrete foundation for new anchor bolts to be epoxied in place.  Structural steel building frames were then re-erected.

 

v.   Existing Concrete Block Masonry Repairs

 

·         November 28th:  MTS Contracting, Inc. began work power washing the existing concrete block masonry.

 

·         November 29th:  On-site meeting with MTS, Riley Construction, and Saline County representatives

 

vi.  B.O.C.C. requested additional proposals from Riley Construction but has not received them as of the end of September on the following possible additional change order items:

 

·         Replace the existing door on the east end of the Shop Building with a ADA-compliant vestibule and doors.

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

 

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

 

            a. December 10, 2015:  Bid Opening

 

b. 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. March 1, 2017:  Proposed start date.

 

      e. Completion before 2017 wheat harvest.

 

2. 2016 RCB Package:  This project consists of the replacement of eleven existing, deteriorated drainage structures. 

 

            a. June 30th:  Bid Opening

 

b. July 12th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session

 

c.  July 19th:  Request for Action and award of contract for $614,614.16 to Reece Construction Company, Inc. 

 

            d. Project sites not started by the end of November:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi.  Project No. 16-5330:  Lockard Road 50 feet east of Girard Road

 

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

 

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

 

3. City County Building Pedestrian Bridge Demolition and Associated Work:  This project consists of the demolition of the deteriorated pedestrian bridge and soil retaining wall on the north side of the City County Building, construction of a new soil retaining wall, and elimination of second floor exit doors of the building.  Bids were opened on October 31st.  The Saline County—City Building Authority heard Request for Action #11.7.16 and awarded a contract totaling $169,521.00 to Ferco, Inc. 

 

            a. October 31st:  Bid Opening

 

b. November 7th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session and Request for Action and award of contract for $614,6144.16 to Reece Construction Company, Inc. 

 

            d. Project not started by the end of November:

 

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

 

              1.   No projects in this category.

F.   Engineering Division Projects Out for Bids in October/November

 

1.   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. November 23rd:  Plans and specifications delivered to the ARC for putting out for bids.

G.  Engineering Division Projects under Design and Plans and Specifications Being Prepared in October/November

 

1.   2017 County Wide Hot-Mix Patching, Leveling & Surface Course and Profile Milling

 

2.   2017 Aggregate Shouldering -- 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.

 

3.   Crack Sealing

 

        H.  Engineering Division Miscellaneous Topics in October/November  

 

1.   Marymount Road from Old 40 Hwy. to North Street

 

      a. October 4th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session to discuss existing road conditions and problems associated with upgrading the road.  The B.O.C.C. supported the following staff recommendations:

 

i.      Marymount Road from Old 40 Highway to North Street is one of the sections of road included in the annexation lawsuit between the City of Salina and Saline County which was decided in favor of Saline County.  However, the City has requested that the judge reconsider the matter.  It is the recommendation of staff that this section of road continue to be maintained as it has been pending final resolution of the lawsuit.

 

ii.     If that section of road remains a county responsibility, then it is recommended that upgrades by made if the adjacent landowners are successful in creating a valid benefit district.

 

2.   Water Well Road from Lightville Road to Burma Road Speed Limit

 

      a. October 11th:  B.O.C.C. Study Session to discuss reasons for and against maintaining existing speed limit.

 

      b. October 18th:  B.O.C.C. Public Meeting to receive public comments regarding existing speed limits.  B.O.C.C. voted 3 to 1 (1 absent) to lower the speed limit from 55 mph to 40 mph.

 

c.  October 31st:  40 mph speed limit signs were installed.

 

3.   Water Well Road between Lightville Road and Burma Road:  Damage done by Michels Corporation when installing a fiber optic cable in late March 2016:

 

a.   September 21st:  Meeting with Michels Corporation representatives, County Administrator, County Counselor, Assistant Road Superintendent, and County Engineer at Road and Bridge Department.

 

b.   November 28th:  County Counselor, Mike Montoya, reported nothing has change          

 

4.   Off-System Bridge Program

 

      a. May 26th:  Received KDOT call for projects

 

      b. July 5th:  Staff recommends to the B.O.C.C. to submit the Mentor Road Bridge over Gypsum Creek which is an 88-year old, load posted, fracture critical, steel pony truss bridge with a reinforced concrete haunched slab bridge which Saline County acquired when the bridge was retired from the state highway system.  B.O.C.C. unanimously approved the staff recommendation and signed the appropriate KDOT form.  The project was submitted to KDOT for possible selection on the same day.

 

           c.   End of October:  KDOT announced selected Off-System Bridge Program projects and Saline County’s was not on the list.

 

              5.   Inspection and Inventory of Existing Culvert Pipes and Small Structures:  100% of county road miles have been completed.  Staff now maintaining data file to reflect any modifications or replacements made by contractors and R & B crews.

 

6.   McQuary Road from 0.25 mile west of Simpson Road to Holmes Road and Holmes Road from McQuary Road to Shipton Road

      a. October 4th:  Landowner request received to have these road sections designated as “Minimum Maintenance” and gated for adjacent landowner use only.

 

      b. Landowner request forwarded to County Clerk for reference to the B.O.C.C.

 

7.   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.   

 

8.   New Floodplain Maps for Saline County

 

      a. October 27th:  Attend presentation by Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources—Floodplain Management

 

9.   GIS Department Map Updates

 

      a. Provide map reviews and corrections to GIS Department in response to their request

 

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

 

              11. Ongoing tasks throughout October and November 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.

 

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. Consult with Planning and Zoning Department on topics as requested.