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LOUISIANA Ventas Inc., a real estate investment trust, has announced that its subsidiary, Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., plans to build a medical office building on the campus of the new Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. Lillibridge will serve as developer, architect and construction manager. The project comprises a four-story tower and a five-story tower, with a shared atrium lobby, totaling 250,000 sq ft. The building will house a breast center, a maternal-fetal medicine center, infrastructure for an ambulatory surgery center and retail space.The estimated construction cost is $40 million. Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., 200 W. Madison St., Chicago, 60606.
NEW JERSEY / PENNSYLVANIA The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is planning to replace the Scudder Falls Bridge. The current bridge is 1,740 ft long and 60 ft wide and carries four lanes of I-95 across the Delaware River. The new bridge will be widened to between 130 and 140 ft; also, it will have six through-travel lanes and three auxiliary lanes to handle traffic coming on and off the bridge at the interchanges. The replacement bridge also will have two inside shoulders wide enough to handle proposed regional bus-rapid transit service. Construction is expected to begin in 2011 and last three to four years. The estimated construction cost is $310 million. Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, 2492 River Rd., New Hope, Pa. 18938.
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CALIFORNIA The San Gabriel Unified School District has selected LPA Inc. to provide architectural services for various projects at two schools. The McKinley Elementary School project includes a 2,800-sq-ft media center, new classrooms and a new, 3,000-sq-ft administration building. The Gabrielino High School project includes an 11,000-sq-ft classroom building, a 1,600-sq-ft concession and restroom building, and modernization of the parking lot.The estimated construction cost is $12.6 million. LPA Inc., 5161 California Ave., Irvine, 92617.
CONNECTICUT The Black Rock Congregational Church has awarded a $31- million contract to Tocci Building Cos. to build a new church in Fairfield. The project entails building a 103,000-sq-ft facility, containing a 900-seat sanctuary with tiered stadium seating, as well as educational spaces, auditorium, gym, and kitchens.. The project includes demolition of the existing church building. Construction is expected to begin in 2011. Tocci Building Corp., 660 Main St., Woburn, Mass. 01801.
IDAHO The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected JKT/PCL, a tribal 8(A) joint venture, to provide design-build services for a customs and border patrol station in Bonner Ferry. The project includes a 14,000-sq-ft station and a 25,000-sq-ft canine/equestrian facility. The estimated construction cost is between $10 million and $25 million. JKT/PCL, 15405 S.E. 37th St., Bellevue, Wash. 98006.
MASSACHUSETTS The Natick School Committee has awarded a $61.6- million contract to Brait Builders Corp. to build the new Natick High School , a three-story, 254,000-sq-ft building. The project includes an artificial turf athletic field, bleachers and a running track. Brait Builders Corp., 506 Plain St., Marshfield, 02050.
TEXAS The Houston-Galveston Area Council has selected Tegrity Homes to provide construction-management support services for housing rehabilitation, reconstruction, elevation and demolition projects associated with the H-CAG Hurricane Ike Housing Program. The majority of eligible homes are located in rural areas of Austin, Brazoria, Matogorda, Walker and Waller counties. The construction cost is $9 million. Tegrity Homes, 2600 S. Shore Blvd., League City, 77573.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, has selected Walsh Construction Co. to provide design-build services for a new 66,000-sq-ft multispecialty outpatient clinic building at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla. Required work includes associated site improvements and historic preservation considerations. The estimated construction cost is between $20 million and $50 million. Walsh Construction Co., 929 W. Adams, Chicago, 60607. DR#10-00637967.
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NORTH CAROLINA 11/4 University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Attn: Mark Morgan, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, 28403, teaching laboratory building . This project entails building a four-story, 105,480-sq-ft building that will hold offices, classrooms, animal quarters, and teaching and reasearch laboratories for psychology and other departments. This project is valued at $23 million. University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Attn: Mark Morgan, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, 28403. DR#07-00855714.
ARKANSAS 11/16 Ozark Mountain Regional Water Authority, HC 70 Box 250, Jasper, 72641, regional water transmission system. This project entails a water treatment plant, a 24-inch raw water transmission main, as well as additional smaller-diameter mains, nine booster pumping stations and six water storage tanks. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project is valued at between $48 million and $61 million. Ozark Mountain Regional Water Authority, HC 70 Box 250, Jasper, 72641. DR#08-00787764.