Maryland The City of Baltimore is planning to construct a new water filtration plant in the Fullerton area of Baltimore County to treat water from the Susquehanna River. It will have an initial capacity of 120 million gallons per day. The project is valued between $300 million and $500 million. City of Baltimore, Dept. of Public Works, 200 Holliday St., Baltimore, 21202. DR#04-00817516.
Montana Hotel Fox Partners is planning to build the Riverfront Triangle Hotel and Conference Center. The 10-story, 195-room hotel and 60,000-sq-ft conference center will be located on a 1.8-acre plot just west of the Orange Street Bridge. It is being designed by CTA Architects/Engineers, and is valued at $25 million. Missoula Downtown Association, 218 E. Main St., Missoula, 59802. DR#17-00841170.
Ohio Blue Planet Energy is planning to construct Hillcrest Solar I, a 125-MW solar farm in Green Township. It will include extensive arrays of ground-mounted photovoltaic panels, access roads, buried electrical collection lines and a substation. The project is valued at $100 million. Blue Planet Energy, 55 Merchant St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. DR#17-00779006.
Tennessee The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation is planning to construct the Newport Bypass in Cocke County. The project will entail the improvement of a 5.3-mile-long section of State Route 35, the proposed Newport Bypass, from State Route 9 (U.S.-25) to Saint Tide Hollow Road. From U.S. Route 25W/U.S. Route 70 (State Route 9) to south of Water Drive, the proposed improvement will consist of four 12-ft traffic lanes, a 12-ft continuous left turn lane, 10-ft shoulders and 2-ft curb and gutters within a minimum 104-ft right of way with slope and construction easements. From south of Water Drive to Saint Tide Hollow Road, the proposed improvement will consist of four 12-ft traffic lanes, 12-ft outside shoulders and a 48-ft depressed grass median within a variable width right of way. A grade separation is proposed over Lisega Boulevard and the adjacent railroad. It is being designed by Robert G. Campbell & Associates. The project is valued at $43 million. Tennessee Dept. of Transportation, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, 37243. DR#05-00718160.
Oklahoma The University of Oklahoma is planning to build a biological sciences building on its campus in Norman. The building will allow centralization of the departments of biology, microbiology and plant biology, and also the Oklahoma Biological Survey. It will include a new greenhouse, a modern lecture hall and modernized research facilities. The project is valued at $140 million. University of Oklahoma, 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, 73019. DR#14-00552620.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Florida Summit Contracting Group has started building The Quarry, an affordable housing development in Big Coppitt Key. The project entails nine three-story buildings containing 208 apartments, and a two-story clubhouse and swimming pool. The developer is Ambar 3, part of the Vestcor family companies. The project has been designed by PQH Group, and is valued at $40 million. Summit Contracting Group, 1000 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 32204. DR#18-00537518.
Pennsylvania Systra Consulting has begun restoring the Media/Elwyn regional rail line from the existing terminus at Elwyn to a new terminus in Wawa, along the existing line known as the West Chester Branch. The work consists of track bed reconstruction including: cross ties, continuous welded rail and track interlockings; catenary system rehabilitation; a bidirectional signal system with automated train controls and positive train control; and the replacement and rehabilitation of bridges and culverts. The new terminus at Wawa will include a station building, a high-level island platform with canopy and wind screens, a pedestrian underpass with accessible ramps and stairways, and a 600+ car parking deck. The new facility will be fully ADA compliant. The project also includes the construction of a new traffic intersection and access road connecting U.S. Route 1 to the station. Finally, a rail car storage/maintenance yard and crew facility will be constructed on SEPTA property in Lenni. This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project is valued at $150 million, and construction is expected to be completed by August 2021. Systra Consulting Inc., 150 Clove Rd., Little Falls, N.J. 07424. DR#01-00841173.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Connecticut 9/27 The Connecticut Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to replace Stevenson’s Dam Bridge. The new bridge will be located 250 ft upstream of the existing bridge. The bridge, which will carry State Route 34 over the Housatonic River between Monroe and Oxford, will be 55.5 ft long and include two 12-ft-wide travel lanes, two 8-ft-wide shoulders and a 5-ft-wide sidewalk on the upstream side of the bridge. The planned bridge will sit 15 ft higher above the river than the existing bridge. Construction will be complicated due to PCB contamination in the river sediment. It is being designed by Hardesty & Hanover LLP. The project is valued at $91 million. Connecticut Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Philip Melchionne, Contracts Dept., 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, 06131. DR#01-00787042.
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