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MASSACHUSETTS The city of Boston has received a proposal from Raymond Property Co. to demolish the 11story Government Center Garage located between New Chardon and New Sudbury Streets and build two office towers, 42 and 52 stories tall, in its place. At 710 ft, the taller of the two towers would be one of the tallest buildings in Boston. The project would involve over 3 million sq ft of development space and would also include a hotel, condominiums and retail space. The developer has selected design firm Cook + Fox as architect, and the redevelopment plan’s cost is estimated in the submitted proposal at $2.3 billion. Cook + Fox Architects, 641 Ave. of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10011.
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MINNESOTA The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation has announced the first round of lowest bids for road and bridge projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 11 projects are part of the batch of 60 state highway projects totaling $180 million that MnDOT announced in February. The bids announced total approximately $40 million, and involve both mill and overlay of roads as well as guardrail replacements and new signage on highways and bridges. Low-bidding firms include Knife River Corp. and Ulland Bros. Inc. Estimated start dates range from May to September of this year. Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, Transportation Building, 395 John Ireland Blvd., Saint Paul, 55155.
NEVADA Martin Harris Construction was awarded a $42-million contract for the construction of two new firehouses on the Nevada Test Site by the National Nuclear Security Administration and National Security Technologies. One firehouse will be located in the restricted test site town of Mercury and the other will be about 22 miles north of Mercury, on the test site grounds. Work on the project is expected to begin in April and completion is set for September 2010. Martin Harris Construction, 3030 South Highland Dr., Las Vegas, 89109.
VIRGINIA Construction & Cabling Specialists has been awarded a $17.5million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic for construction maintenance, repairs and upgrades to federal facilities in the Hampton Roads region. The term of the contract will not exceed 36 months, and the work is expected to be completed by March 2012. Construction & Cabling Specialists, Inc. 1801 High St. Ste. D. Portsmouth, 23704.�
VIRGINIA Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. was awarded a $55.5-million contract by the city council of Alexandria for the construction of a new police headquarters. The 124,000-sq-ft, four-story facility will provide room for up to 502 staff members, with a parking lot for 550 vehicles. The project’s total cost is estimated at $81.1 million, and the builder is expected to seek LEED-Gold certification for the structure. Work is currently set to begin in April. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. 300 E. Joppa Rd., Baltimore, Md. 21286.
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WISCONSIN 3/24 State of Wisconsin, 101 E Wilson St. Fl. 7, P.O. Box 7866, Madison, 53707-7866, new academic building at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse campus. The project calls for a new 190,000-sq-ft, four-story academic building. Three existing academic buildings—Baird, Trowbridge and Wilder halls—are to be demolished to make room for the new building. Asbestos abatement is included. The new building will have a structural steel frame with composite steel-beam-and-slab system, aluminum curtain wall and steel joist roof. The project value is currently estimated at $36 million. River Architects Inc., 125 4th St. N., P.O. Box 2496, La Crosse, 546013388. DR# 06-00682258.
NEW YORK 3/31 New York City Dept. of Transportation-Fiscal Affairs Contracts, 40 Worth St. Rm 824A, New York, 10013, shore belt bridge replacements on the Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn. The estimated $75-million project covers the replacement of the parkway bridges over Paerdagat Basin, Rockaway Parkway and Fresh Creek Basin. Work includes excavation, backfill, drainage, steel and concrete work as well as railings and lighting. New York City Dept. of Transportation-Fiscal Affairs Contracts, 40 Worth St. Rm 824A, New York City, 10013. DR# 01-00770079.
NEW YORK 3/31 Indian River Central School District, 32735B County Rte. 29, Philadelphia, N.Y. 13673, elementary and high school expansion and additions. The project covers the extensive renovation and expansion of three schools in the Indian River Central School District. Among other items, the expansion includes new classrooms, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning upgrades, access improvements as well as miscellaneous safety upgrades and renovations to schools throughout the district. The project is estimated to cost $38 million. MARCH Associates Architects & Planners PLLC, 116 Business Park Dr., Utica, 135026313. DR# 06-00815024.
MASSACHUSETTES 4/1 Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, 251 Causeway St., Boston, 02114-2148, bridge rehabilitation. The Craigie Draw Bridge and Dam Bridge over the Charles River between Leverett Circle, Boston and O’Brien Highway, Cambridge, is structurally deficient and is in need of significant work. The bridge serves about 40,000 cars per day, and was last replaced in 1963. The dam structure is no longer operational for water-control purposes and will not be reactivated as part of this project. The rehabilitation project is currently estimated at $50 million, and has a target completion date of April 2011. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, 251 Causeway St., Boston, 02114-2148. DR# 08-00856213.
OHIO 4/1 Ohio Dept. of Transportation Office Contracts, 1980 W Broad St,. Floor 1, Columbus 43223-1102, highway reconstruction. The project calls for significant reconstruction work on Interstate 75 and on State Rte. 122. Work includes new bridges, pavement habilitation, new median lanes and noise barriers. A recon-figured interchange between Interstate Rte. 75 and State Rte. 122 will require new ramps and approaches. Project is valuated at $130 million. Ohio Dept. of Transportation Office Contracts, 1980 W Broad St,. Floor 1, Columbus 432231102. DR# 0400686492.
COLORADO 4/2 (design-build)— University of Colorado at Boulder, 1540 30th St. Floor 3, Boulder, residence hall. Phase IIa of UC Boulder’s Williams Village project calls for construction of a residence hall with facilities for 500 students. The project also calls for related support spaces and infrastructure improvements at the site. Estimated project value is $41.1 million. University of Colorado at Boulder, 1540 30th St. Floor 3, Boulder. DR# 09-00454470
ILLINOIS 4/2 City of Chicago, Dept. of Purchases, 121 N La Salle St., Rm. 201, Chicago, 60602-1271, viaduct and bridge reconstruction. The project covers reconstruction and rehabilitation work on Jackson Blvd. between Canal St. and Wacker Dr. over Union Station in Chicago as well as the fixed portions of its bascule bridge. The superstructure will be replaced, and the substructure will be rehabilitated. Roads will also be resurfaced, with related road work including curbs, gutters and sidewalks and the replacement of stringers and bearings. Project is currently estimated between $10 million and $50 million. City of Chicago, Dept. of Purchases, 121 N La Salle St., Rm. 201, Chicago, 60602-1271. DR# 0200703444
ALABAMA University of Alabama in Huntsville, 4701 University Dr. NW, Huntsville 35899-0100, residence hall. The new residence hall at the University of Alabama in Huntsville will feature facilities for 400 students and a dining facility for 100 students. The structural steel, one-story, 120,000-sq-ft building is estimated at $25 million. SKT Architects, Jefferson St. N, Huntsville, 35801-4853. DR# 08-00844516.
NEW YORK 4/7 New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection, 5917 Junction Blvd., Floor 17, One Lefrak Plaza, Elmhurst 11368, wastewater treatment plant. The construction of the Newton Creek WPCP Central Residuals Building on Greenpoint Ave. in Brooklyn also includes the renovation of existing water-treatment infrastructure and the historic preservation of a water supply line. Other related work includes well drilling, hazardous waste disposal, cutting and patching as well as HVAC work and plastering. The project value is estimated at between $587 million and $704 million. New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection, 59-17 Junction Blvd., Floor 17, One Lefrak Plaza, Elmhurst 11368. DR# 06-00602475.
CALIFORNIA 4/9 (design-build)– Riverside County Transportation Comission, 4080 Lemon St. Fl. 3, Riverside, 92501-3609, highway improvements. The improvements will be along State Rte. 91 from the Ornage County Line to Pierce St. in Riverside. The project also covers utility relocation and toll operation coordination and startup. Riverside County Transportation Comission, 4080 Lemon St. Fl. 3, Riverside, 925013609. DR# 09-00451616.
KENTUCKY 4/10 University of Kentucky Capital Project Management, Peterson Service Building, Rm. 222, Lexington, 40506-0001, patient care center expansion. The hospital project at the University of Kentucky calls for an expansion of approximately one million sq ft. This bid package covers the core and shell of the expansion, with a 490,000-sq-ft fit-out for existing hospital elements and 510,00 sq ft to be shelled for future fit-out and use. Under an earlier bid package, an existing parking garage is to be demolished to make way for the new expansion. Renovations are to be performed on the Critical Care Center and Gill Heart Institute, to which the new expansion connects. Related work includes civil, MEP site utilities, structural work, concrete and drilled piers. The expansion will include a green roof. University of Kentucky, Capital Project Management, Peterson Service Building, Rm. 222, Lexington, 40506-0001. DR# 07-00798053.
MAINE 4/23 Portland International Jetport, 1001 Westbrook St., Portland, 04106-2317, airport terminal expansion. The three-story, 168,000-sq-ft structural-steel expansion of the Portland International Jetport terminal includes five new passanger gates, a new security screening checkpoint, inline outbound baggage handling system, revised inbound and outbound passanger circulation layout, a bridged connection to parking garage over the terminal roadway, food court, retail spaces and renovations to existing structures. The project is estimated at $66 million. Gensler, 2020 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006-1836. DR# 05-00615789.��
PENNSYLVANIA 4/29 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Purchasing, P.O. Box 7676, Harrisburg, 17106-7676, roadway and bridge reconstruction. The project covers reconstruction of 6.8 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the replacement of four existing mainline bridges over Bakerstown-Warrendale Rd., Graham Rd., Pearce Mill Rd. and Old State Rd. Other elements of the project include extension and modification of culverts, installation of an anchored soldier pile wall, construction of a wetland mitigation site, and related drainage work. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Purchasing, P.O. Box 7676, Harrisburg, 17106-7676. DR# 09-00465840.