The Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority has received letters of interest from firms vying to provide construction engineering and inspection services for the Elevated Selmon Expressway West Extension Improvements project, located within the Gandy Boulevard (U.S. 92) corridor. The extension will run from the Gandy Bridge to the western terminal of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, near the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard in Tampa. No bid date has yet been established for the project, which has an estimated cost of between $165 million and $192 million. Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, 1104 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, 33602. DR#15-00660722
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a two-step design-bid-build bidding process for an Army Cyber Command Headquarters facility planned for Fort Gordon. The agency’s solicitation for the project, estimated at up to $250 million, calls for construction of a non-standard Command and Control Facility to accommodate the Army Cybezr Command/Joint Forces Headquarters. Construction will include redundant mechanical and electrical systems with generator and uninterruptible power supply to critical areas, secure organizational vehicle parking and loading/service areas. Step 1 solicitation was released in early February and closed in early March. Step 2 solicitation is to be released on or about May 27, with closing on June 27. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Andrew Page, Contract Specialist, 100 W. Oglethorpe, Attn: CESAS-CT Savannah, 31401. DR#16-00405333.
Catawba River Water Supply is seeking new general contractor bids for its WTP Raw Water Reservoir Expansion project, due to the owner by May 26. Estimated at $30 million, the project includes the construction of a 1-billion-gallon raw water reservoir at the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant in Van Wyck. The project will include construction of an earthen embankment dam and reservoir pump station. The start of construction is planned for Aug. 1. Catawba River Water Supply, c/o Mike Bailes, 5107 Riverside Rd., Van Wyck, 29744. DR#15-00610132.
Palmetto Primary Care Physicians is finalizing designs for its planned Nexton Palmetto Health and Wellness Campus in Summerville. With an estimated cost of $67.5 million, the three-story, 150,000-total-sq-ft, structural steel-framed facility would include a medical office building, ambulatory surgery center, 24-hour urgent care unit, rehabilitation services and other health facilities. Firm bid schedules are expected by June; construction schedules have yet to be identified. Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, 2550 Elms Centre Rd., North Charleston, 29406. DR#14-00430748.
Williams Co. Building Division of Orlando has broken ground for Orange County Public Schools’ first-of-its-kind PS8 School, located on West Livingston Street in downtown Orlando. Designed by Baker Barrios Architects, Orlando, with an adopted budget of $60.7 million, the preschool-to-eighth-grade campus will have a capacity for up to 1,211 students on one campus. According to the contractor, construction for the 14-acre, 190,526-sq-ft school is slated for completion in summer 2017. The preschool wing is being supported by the Harris Rosen Foundation. Williams Co., c/o Sean Jackson, Project Manager, 2301 Silver Star Rd., Orlando, 32804. DR#14-00676308.
Mill Creek Residential Trust is expecting subcontractor and material vendor bids for its $70-million Modera Central mixed-use project in Orlando. The company, the construction arm of Orlando-based owner-builder Mill Creek Residential, expects to start construction in October. The 22-story, 626,300-sq-ft concrete building will include 350 apartments, first-floor retail and a 630-space, six-story parking garage. The project also includes the demolition of the existing University Club building. Mill Creek Residential Trust, c/o Bobby Bellinger, Director of Estimating, 2255 Glades Rd., Ste. 423A, Boca Raton, 33431. DR#15-00550890.
Johnson Bros. Corp. was the low bidder for the Florida Dept. of Transportation’s S.R. 80/Southern Boulevard Bridges Improvements project in Palm Beach County, with a bid of approximately $92.2 million. The improvements consist of demolition and replacement of a bascule bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and a tide-relief bridge along SR 80/Southern Boulevard. Bridge construction includes substructure, superstructure, bulkhead walls, piers, drilled shafts, sheet piling, cast-in-place walls and hand rails. The next-lowest bid, of $99.4 million, was submitted by GLF Construction Corp. The DOT expects to award the contract within 30-60 days of the April 27 bid date. The start of construction is scheduled for June 1. Johnson Brothers Corp., 7500 Municipal Dr., Orlando, 32819. DR#14-00645873.
Fluor Federal Solutions is leading design and construction of an estimated $1.8-billion expansion of Novo Nordisk’s plant facilities in Clayton. The project will comprise seven two-story structural steel-framed buildings, totaling 833,000 sq ft. The project includes construction of a production facility; a bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad; warehouse for raw materials, finished product and consumable/cold storage; fermentation buildings; recovery buildings for separation of yeast and byproducts; purification buildings; and office and laboratory space. Initial sitework has begun; construction schedules are to be determined. Fluor Federal Solutions, c/o Brett Phillips, Estimator, 100 Fluor Daniel Dr., Greenville, 29607. DR#16-00459365.