Iowa Iowa State University is planning to construct a new veterinary diagnostic lab that will be between 83,000 sq ft and 85,000 sq ft. Two independent audits of the existing lab building conducted in 2012 listed insufficient space, air handling and structural limitations as concerns. The project is valued at $100 million. Iowa State University, Ames, 50011. DR#18-00816314.
Mississippi Rye Development LLC is planning to carry out the Arkabutla Lake Hydroelectric Project, which will entail adding 5.1 MW of hydropower generation to the Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River. The project will call for installing a 325-ft-long by 15.5-ft-dia steel liner within the existing concrete conduit outlet tunnel; a 50-ft-long by 25-ft-wide steel-lined reinforced concrete bifurcation at the end of the existing conduit outlet tunnel to divide the flows between the existing stilling basin and the project’s new powerhouse; a 272-ft-long by 12-ft-dia steel penstock; an 83-ft-high by 60-ft-wide by 50-ft-deep forebay; an 80-ft-long by 46-ft-wide concrete powerhouse that has two vertical Kaplan generating units with a total installed capacity of 5.1 MW; a 200-ft-long by 85-ft-wide tailrace channel; a substation; and a 4,286-ft-long transmission line consisting of a 1,574-ft-long, 4.16-kV buried line from the powerhouse to the substation and a 2,712-ft-long, 12.5-kV overhead line from the substation to an existing utility-owned distribution line. The project is valued between $15 million and $25 million. Rye Development LLC, 745 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 02111. DR#13-00682961.
New Mexico Hunt Power is planning to carry out the Verde Transmission project, which will entail 33 miles of 345-kV transmission line that will interconnect the existing Public Service Company of New Mexico Ojo substation in southern Rio Arriba County to the existing Norton substation in Santa Fe County. The project is valued between $60 million and $80 million. Hunt Power, 1900 North Akard St., Dallas, 75202. DR#16-00696633.
Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation is planning a highway improvement project in Delaware County. The project involves widening and improving State Route 322 to four lanes with a median barrier from east of Mattson Road/Featherbed Lane, near Clayton Park and the Concord Township/Bethel Township line, through Bethel Township to just west of the CSX Bridge in Upper Chichester Township. The remaining two-lane section of State Route 322 will be widened to four or five lanes with jug handles or exclusive left-turn lanes to accommodate left turns at intersections. Between Chelsea Parkway and Cherry Tree Road, a fifth center lane will accommodate left turns into and out of the adjacent commercial properties. Auxiliary right turn lanes will be provided at intersections. The project is valued at $205.4 million. Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, 400 North St., Harrisburg, 17120. DR#14-00611465.
West Virginia Menards is planning to build a home improvement store on a 20-acre site at the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and Big Ben Bowen Highway in Barboursville. It will be the anchor tenant in Tanyard Station, a 51-acre retail development located on the former site of a CSX rail yard, along Mud River and Tanyard Branch Creek. The project is valued between $15 million and $25 million. Menards, 5136 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire, Wis. 54703. DR#18-00519465.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Idaho Idaho State Building Authority is currently evaluating bids from construction manager/general contractor firms seeking to build a new secure skilled nursing facility at the state hospital in Blackfoot and demolish the existing building. The one-story, 59-bed, 55,000-sq-ft building will include a dietary kitchen, dining area, physical and recreational therapy areas, medication rooms, laundry rooms, nursing stations, conference rooms and storage rooms. Safety and security requirements include wireless capabilities throughout the facility, an elopement and wander management system, video cameras, anti-ligature hardware, piano door hinges and a negative pressure room. The facility shall also include a detached building to serve as a gym for use by the entire campus. It has been designed by H+L Architecture. The project is valued at $28 million. Idaho State Building Authority, 755 W. Front St., Boise, 83702. DR#18-00627549.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Illinois 10/16 Will County is seeking subcontractor bidders to construct the Will County Health Dept. building in Joliet. The two-story, 80,000-sq-ft building and 350-space parking lot will be located at 501 Ella Ave. The project is valued at $20 million. Will County, Attn: Rita Weiss, Purchasing Director, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, 60432. DR#16-00732548.
Oregon 10/23 The North Clackamas School District #12 is seeking bidders from construction management/general contractor firms seeking to renovate the Milwaukie/El Puente Elementary School in Milwaukie. The project consists of renovating classroom space, restrooms and common areas including admin and office spaces; construction of secured passages to exterior classroom; remodeling a covered play area; and infrastructure and technology improvements throughout the buildings. The project is valued at $12 million. North Clackamas School District #12, 12400 Southeast Freeman Way, Milwaukie, 97222. DR#17-00603966.
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