Pulse  02/02/2011

ARIZONA The Arizona Dept. of Transportation has selected Kiewit Western Co. to provide design-build services for state Route 101 from I-10 milepost 1.0 to Tatum Boulevard milepost 31.0. The project includes new HOV and general- purpose lanes, widening of three existing bridges, and sound and retaining walls. The estimated construction cost is $149 million. Kiewit Western Co., 3888 East Broadway Rd., Phoenix, 85040.

COLORADO The Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources has selected PageSoutherlandPage to provide architectural and engineering services for the Gunnison Discovery Center and Office Complex . The project comprises three buildings. The 10,000-sq-ft office complex will contain the department’s offices and customer-service section for the Southwest region. The 13,000-sq-ft Discovery Center includes a visitors center and classroom. The 1,700-sq-ft hunter education building will contain an indoor shooting range. The project also includes the U.S. Route 50 intersection. The estimated construction cost is $10 million. PageSoutherlandPage, 1037 Cherokee St., Denver, 80204. DR#10-00523089.

FLORIDA The Florida Dept. of Transportation District 7 has selected Volkert & Associates Inc. to provide design services for the resurfacing of the six-lane divided rural section of U.S. Route 19/state Route 55 from New York Avenue to the Hernando County line in Pasco County. The project includes designated bike lanes, additional sidewalks and upgrades to signalized intersections. The estimated construction cost is $12 million. Volkert & Associates Inc., 3409 West Lemon St., Tampa, 33609.

MINNESOTA The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $125.3-million design-build contract to a joint venture to build the Trunk Highway 169/Interstate 494 interchange in Bloomington. The project entails converting the existing Highway 169 expressway into a freeway by the elimination of three stoplights. The joint venture is led by C.S. McCrossan Construction and Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc., with Jacobs Engineering handling the design work. C.S. McCrossan Construction, P.O. Box 1240, Maple Grove, 55311.

NEVADA The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has selected Frehner Construction Co. to provide construction management-at-risk services for a bus rapid-transit system along the Sahara Avenue corridor. The project includes construction of rapid- transit facilities, conversion of 21 lane-miles of existing shoulders to bus-only lanes, signal upgrades at 27 locations and median channelization at 47 breaks. The construction cost is between $35 million and $40 million. Frehner Construction Co. Inc., 4040 Frehner Rd., North Las Vegas, 89030.

TEXAS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.4-million firm-fixed-price contract to Reliable Contracting Group LLC to build a new bulk fuel storage facility at Biggs Army Airfield, located at Fort Bliss in El Paso. The project entails building aboveground tanks and includes pumps, filters and containment berms. Reliable Contracting Group LLC, 13035-B Middletown Industrial Blvd., Louisville, Ky., 40223.

UTAH The Utah Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $114-million construction- management/general-contractor contract to Copper Hills Constructors for the second segment of the Mountain View Corridor in western Salt Lake County. Copper Hills Constructors is a joint venture led by Granite Construction and includes Kiewit and W.W. Clyde. The project entails construction of approximately 6.5 miles of roadway from Old Bingham Highway North to 5400 South. Work will include signalized intersections and recreational trails. The second segment is expected to be completed by December 2012. Copper Hills Constructors, 1000 Warm Springs Rd., Salt Lake City, 84116.

WASHINGTON The City of Bellingham Public Works Dept. has selected Mortenson Construction to provide construction-management/general-contracting services forimprovements to the Post Point wastewater treatment plant. The project includes a chemical facility to enhance solids removal, modifications to the primary effluent and return activated sludge pump stations and a new anaerobic selector basin. The estimated construction cost is $36 million. Mortenson Construction, 14719 N.E. 29th Place, Bellevue, 98007.

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FLORIDA 2/14 The Palm Beach County School District is seeking proposals for construction management-at-risk services for the modernization of the 121,000-sq-ft Student Station Elementary School in Belle Glade. The project goal is LEED Silver certification. The estimated construction cost is $28.2 million. The School District of Palm Beach County, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33406.

OREGON 2/17 Clackamas County Fire District No. 1 is seeking statements of qualifications from architectural firms to make recommendations about facility design and other requirements. Upon successful completion of the facility evaluation process, the firm may be selected to provide architectural services for the design and construction of the facilities. The ultimate construction cost is expected to be between $10 million and $15 million. Clackamas County Fire District No. 1, 11300 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie, 97222. DR#11-00410235.

NEW YORK 2/17 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking bidders to rebuild the Queens approach and interchange of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge. The project entails constructing new mini-pile foundations, concrete piers and a steel-girder/concrete-deck superstructure as well as staged demolition of the existing superstructure and piers. It also includes full-depth pavement replacement and rehabilitation, relocation/replacement of all utilities on the approach structure and protection of the electrical substation. The project is valued at $50 million. Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Two Broadway, New York City, 10004. DR#07-00631240.

LOUISIANA 2/25 Xavier University is seeking bidders to build the Xavier University Convocation Center. The project entails building a 93,000-sq-ft multipurpose arena on the campus in New Orleans. The project is valued at between $16 million and $21 million. Xavier University, 7325 Palmetto St., New Orleans, 70125. DR#02-00835049.

WEST VIRGINIA 3/2 The West Virginia Purchasing Division is seeking bidders to renovate the Division of Motor Vehicles Office Building No. 3 in Charleston. The project entails the complete renovation of an eight-story building. The project is valued at $27 million. West Virginia Purchasing Division, 2019 Washington St. East, Charleston, 25311. DR#06-00881392.

HAWAII 3/3 The City and County of Honolulu is seeking bidders to build a new odor-control system at the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project entails building a new odor monitoring system that will use real-time electronic sensors to identify failure or malfunction of key odor-producing treatment processes and enclosures. The project includes the enclosure of the dewatering building’s truck bay, installation of ventilation systems and rerouting the primary sludge line to provide the option of bypassing the dissolved air flotation thickeners and conveying the sludge directly to the digesters. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. City and County of Honolulu, 530 S. King St., Honolulu, 96813. DR#08-00585498.

MISSISSIPPI 3/10 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to carry out channel improvements to the Upper Yazoo Basin in Tallahatchie County. The project consists of Item 7C, phase two, which consists of clearing and grubbing, channel excavation, disposal of excavated materials, and construction of longitudinal stone dikes, stone tieback dikes, erosion control and willow planting. The project is valued at between $10 million and $25 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 4155 Clay St., Vicksburg, 39180. DR#11-00410860.

WISCONSIN 3/15 The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bidders to rehabilitate the Juneau Bridge in Milwaukee. This project entails major rehabilitation of the structural, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components of the lift span. It also includes removal and replacement of the concrete decks and sidewalks on the fixed approach spans. This project is expected to be completed by November 2012; it is valued at between $20 million and $25 million. Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., Madison, 53702. DR#11-00401835.

TEXAS 3/16 The City of Killeen is seeking statements of qualifications from design firms for consulting services on its new City Hall building . The project is valued at $15 million. City of Killeen, Purchasing Dept., 101 N. College, Killeen, 76540. DR#08-00790326.