Pulse: Project News for the Week of September 30, 2019
District of Columbia The D.C. Dept. of Transportation is planning to construct the K Street Transitway. The project entails creating middle lanes for buses on K Street NW, between Mount Vernon Square and Washington Circle. The project is valued at $75 million. D.C. Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Jeff Marootian, Director, 55 M St. SE, Washington, 20003. DR#19-00595880.
Minnesota Sherman Associates is planning to develop The West Broadway Curve Apartments in Minneapolis. The development will include one four-story building containing 69 apartments and 75 parking spaces, and five three-story buildings containing 20 market-rate townhome units and 40 tuck-under parking spaces. The complex is being designed by Kaas Wilson Architects. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Sherman Associates, 233 Park Ave. South, Minneapolis, 55415. DR#18-00673559.
New Mexico Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development is planning to build The Place at Caja del Rio Senior Campus in Santa Fe. The facility will include 180 independent living units, 200 assisted living units, 120 skilled nursing beds and 80 memory care units. The project is valued at $50 million. Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development, Attn: Jeff Stuve, Principal, 8814 Horizon Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87113. DR#15-00624718
Pennsylvania Montgomery County is planning to carry out an addition/renovation of its Justice Center Courthouse in Norristown. The project will involve construction of a new 120,000-sq-ft addition and extensive interior and exterior repairs. It will also include demolition of the courthouse plaza and upgrades to Hancock Square. The project designer is Skidmore Owings & Merrill. The project is valued at $406 million. Montgomery County Purchasing, 1 Montgomery Plaza, Norristown, 19401. DR#16-00404047.
South Dakota Dakota Plains Ag Center, LLC, is planning to build an ethanol plant in Napa Junction, near Yankton. The plant will have the capacity to produce between 120 million gallons and 180 million gallons per year. The plant will be connected to the Dakota Plains grain terminal by a conveying system, while dried distillers grain will be sent directly to the pelleting mill that is being built at Napa Junction. Fagen Engineering has been selected as the designer. The project is valued at $200 million. Dakota Plains Ag Center, LLC, Attn: Matt Winsand, General Manager, 30668 436th Ave., Yankton, 57078. DR#19-00501017.
Tennessee Van Hool is planning to construct a bus manufacturing plant in Morristown. The 500,000-sq-ft building will be located in the East Tennessee Progress Center. Gray Construction has been selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to start shortly and be completed by October 2020. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Van Hool, Bernardvan Hoolstraa 58, Koningshoolkt, Belgium, 2500. DR#18-00619877.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Louisiana Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc. has started building the new Martin Luther King Junior High School at 1800 Parkview Drive in Monroe. It has been designed by McElroy 3 and Associates Architects. Construction is expected to be completed by October 2020. The project is valued at $14.75 million. Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc., 408 Cedar St., Farmerville, 71241. DR#18-00867080.
Oregon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $140.7-million firm-fixed-price contract to J.E. McAmis Inc. to rehabilitate the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River. The repairs consist of procurement and delivery of approximately 400,000 tons of 4-to-44-ton jetty armor stones, and subsequent placement of those stones individually along the identified repair areas. Approximately 20 of the stones will be high-density stone with a minimum unit weight of 180 lb per cu ft. Major haul road construction, including filling large voids, is anticipated to gain access to all jetty repair areas. The repair area extends from Clatsop Spit to approximately three miles offshore. Construction is expected to start in November 2019 and be completed by September 2025. J.E. McAmis Inc., 621 Country Drive, Chico, Calif., 95928. DR#19-00579867.
Bid, Proposal Dates
New Jersey 10/17 The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is requesting proposals from engineering firms for technical advisory work on the project to reconstruct the Lincoln Tunnel Helix, the 3,200-ft-long ramps bringing traffic from the tunnel portal in Weehawken to Route 495. Construction is expected to start in 2022 and be completed by 2027. The project’s estimated construction cost is $1.3 billion. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Attn: Allison Agliardo, 4 World Trade Center, New York City, 10006. DR#15-00458515.
Missouri 10/18 The Missouri Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out a highway improvement project. The work entails coldmilling and resurfacing a 29.3-mile segment of Interstate 49, from the intersection of U.S. Route 160 to Interstate 44 in Barton and Jasper Counties. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Missouri Dept. of Transportation, 105 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, 65101. DR#19-00789439
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