Pulse: Project News for the Week of October 22, 2018
Alabama Lathan & Coleman LLC is planning to develop a specialty care assisted living facility in Heflin. The project entails converting the old Cleburne County High School in Heflin into a facility with 42 assisted living units and a 16-bed memory care unit. The project is valued at $12 million. Lathan & Coleman LLC, Attn: Jerry Lathan, Owner, 5450 Rangeline Rd., Mobile, 36619. DR#18-00834913.
Connecticut The City of New London Public Schools is planning to replace the roof of the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School gym. The project is valued at $36 million. City of New London Public Schools, Attn: Tim MacDuff, Facilities Manager, 134 Williams St., New London, 06320. DR#09-00672627.
Kansas-Missouri-Illinois-Indiana Clean Line Energy Partners is planning to construct the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, an electric power transmission line. The 780-mile-long overhead high-voltage direct current line will transmit up to 4 GW of wind power produced in western Kansas to states in the eastern U.S. Par Electrical Constructors has been selected as the general contractor. The developer is still in the process of acquiring right-of-ways. The estimated construction cost is $2.3 billion. Clean Line Energy Partners, 1001 McKinney St., Houston, 77002. DR#11-00663713.
New York National Grid Energy Services and the City of New York, the two major “potentially responsible parties,” are preparing to begin cleaning up the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn. The 1.8-mile-long, 100-ft-wide waterway was excavated in the 1860s and remains in use. The job has been divided into three segments, each of which is expected to take two years. For the first and second segments, the EPA is proposing to dredge about 307,000 cu yd of highly contaminated sediment. In some areas where the sediment is contaminated with liquid coal tar, the sediment will be stabilized by mixing it with concrete or similar materials and then covered with layers of clean material, followed by an armor layer of heavier gravel and stone to prevent erosion by boat traffic or currents. For the third segment, 281,000 cu yd of contaminated sediment will be dredged, and then an armor layer of sand will be laid to help restore habitat. A contractor is expected to be chosen in 2019, and dredging is expected to start in 2020. A pilot dredging project by Sevenson Environmental Services is currently under way. The project is valued at $500 million. Contact: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 2, Attn: Elías Rodríguez, Press Officer, 290 Broadway, New York City, 10007. DR#09-00621214.
Tennessee The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation is planning to improve and enlarge the Greeneville Bypass (U.S. Route 11E). Possible improvements include a continuous turn lane along Asheville Highway, traffic signals at the intersections of West Andrew Johnson Highway at Hal Henard Road and Lonesome Pine Trail, widened shoulders on Asheville Highway in non-curbed sections, turn lanes and widened shoulders on state routes where needed to improve safety, and widening the bypass to six lanes in sections. A public design meeting is expected to be held sometime in 2019. The project is valued at $166 million. Tennessee Dept. of Transportation, 505 Seaderick St., Nashville, 37243. DR#06-00746655.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Colorado The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded HHI Corp. an $18.9-million firm-fixed-price contract to construct an ammunition supply point facility at Fort Carson. The project entails building a 24,000-sq-ft ammunition inspection repair and repacking facility, a 16,000-sq-ft ammunition storehouse, four earth-covered magazines, 9,800 sq ft of igloo-style storage, and a 12,000-sq-yd open storage area. The project is expected to be completed by June 2020. HHI Corp., 736 West Harrisville Rd., Ogden, 84404. DR#18-00690343.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Washington 11/1 Clark Public Utilities is seeking bidders to construct the Paradise Point Water System in Vancouver. The project entails building an 11,552-sq-ft water treatment building, installing associated equipment and constructing three steel storage reservoirs. The project has been designed by CH2M Hill Inc. and is valued at $12 million. Clark Public Utilities, Attn: Barry Lovingood, Water Dept., 8600 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, 98662. DR#18-00807367.
Oklahoma 11/9 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking design-build bidders to carry out an upgrade project to the Altus Air Force Base fire rescue center. The project entails demolition of three existing buildings, and the erection of a 34,498-sq-ft building consisting of apparatus bays to accommodate firefighting vehicles and an attached administration, training, and residential facility that contains reinforced concrete foundation and floors, masonry walls and roof system. It includes a minimum of six drive-through vehicle bays, an emergency communication center, training facilities, living quarters with sleeping accommodation for a minimum of 18 personnel, recreation/dining, administration, maintenance, repair, storage, and support areas. The project is valued at between $10 million and $25 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Bruce Hayes, 1645 S. 101st St., Tulsa, 74137. DR#18-00812100.
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