Pulse   12/12/2011

California The City of Riverside is planning to carry out the Streeter Avenue Grade Separation Project. The project will lower Streeter Avenue under the railroad tracks. Two bridges will be built, one to carry the railroad tracks across Dewey Avenue and one to carry tracks over Streeter Avenue. The project will close Appleton Street at Streeter and build new roadways between Streeter and Appleton Street. Construction is expected to begin in late 2012 and be completed by fall 2013. The project is valued at $36.8 million. City of Riverside, Purchasing Division, 3900 Main St., Riverside, 92522. DR#11-00654452.

Texas Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Co. LLC is planning to build, own and operate a new oil terminal, located at mile marker 43 on the Houston ship channel. The project's first phase encompasses two deepwater ship docks, 12 barge spots, 12 rail spots, pipeline connections for crude and 52 storage tanks, with a capacity of 6.6 million barrels. Battleground is a joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. and TransMontaigne Partners L.P. Construction is expected to begin in January 2012 and be completed by October 2013. The estimated construction cost is $400 million. Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Co. LLC, Two Riverway, Houston, 77056. DR#11-00642359.


Georgia Cherokee County has selected New South Construction Co. to build the Cherokee Aquatic Center on a nine-acre site in Holly Springs. The project will compass indoor and outdoor water features. The center will include a 48,000-sq-ft building containing a 50-meter competition pool, as well as spectator platforms, and a four-lane therapy pool for water aerobics. The outdoor features include a leisure pool, a "lazy river" and waterslides. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2013. The estimated construction cost is $15.7 million. New South Construction Co., 1132 W. Peachtree St., N.W., Atlanta, 30309. DR#10-00568032.

Louisiana The Orleans Parish School Board currently is evaluating bids from contractors seeking to build the Alice Harte Elementary School in New Orleans. The project entails building a three-story, 111,815-sq-ft building at 5300 Berkley Drive. The project is valued at $19.8 million. Orleans Parish School Board, Purchasing Office, 3520 General De Gaulle Dr., New Orleans, 70114. DR#09-00403694.

Massachusetts Suffolk Construction has started construction of The Victor, a 12-story, 377,000-sq-ft residential tower containing 286 rental apartments, located at 95 Haverhill St. in Boston. The project also includes 17,000 sq ft of retail space, a three-story, above-grade 138-space parking garage, two rooftop lounges and a 3,000-sq-ft health club. The developer is Simpson Housing LLP. The project is expected to be completed by early 2013. The construction cost has been estimated at $92 million. Suffolk Construction, 65 Allerton St., Boston, 02119. DR#05-00649465.

Bid/Proposal Dates

Oregon 12/22 The Metro Council is seeking bids for construction management of the new elephant habitat at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The work entails preconstruction and construction services for the 41,500-sq-ft habitat area. The project is expected to be completed by May 2015. The project has been valued at between $35 million and $40 million. Metro Council, Purchasing and Contracts Dept., 600 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, 97209. DR#11-00444831.

Texas 1/5 The Dallas Independent School District is seeking bids to build the Thelma Richardson Elementary School. The project entails building a two-story, 96,000-sq-ft building at 7203 Bruton Rd. The project includes a geothermal HVAC system with an associated well field. The project is valued at $17.4 million. Dallas Independent School District, 3801 Herschel Ave., Dallas, 75219. DR#11-00436251.

Illinois 1/11 MetroLINK is seeking bidders to build the MetroLINK Transit Maintenance Facility in Rock Island. The project entails building a 140,000-sq-ft facility, which will contain both administrative and maintenance operations: a full-service maintenance garage, dispatch center, diesel and compressed natural-gas fueling stations, a parts storage area, and parking for buses, support vehicles and employee vehicles. The job will include a clean-water recycle bus-wash system, a photovoltaic solar-power system and a geothermal heat-pump system. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is valued at $34 million. MetroLINK, 2929 Fifth Ave., Rock Island, 61201. DR#06-00802432.

Alaska 1/18 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking design-build bids for a General Support Aviation Battalion Hangar at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. The project entails designing and building a 158,834-sq-ft special-freighter aircraft maintenance hangar, including an intrusion detection system, energy monitoring and control systems, and building information systems. Construction is expected to begin in May 2012 and be completed by March 2014. The project's construction cost has been valued at $97.5 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Donna West, Contract Specialist, P.O. Box 6898, CEPOA-CT, JBER, 99506. DR#11-00413294.

Colorado 1/27 The Colorado Dept. of Transportation is seeking design-build bids to carry out U.S. Highway 36 corridor improvements, from Denver to Boulder. The project entails a 20-mile rapid-transit bus and high-occupancy vehicle network; road widening; interchange upgrades; a 35-mile commuter rail line, running from Union Station in Denver to Boulder and Longmont; and commuter rail stations. The project is valued at between $700 million and $800 million. Colorado Dept. of Transportation, Region 6, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver, 80222. DR#03-00859852.