Maine Whole Oceans is planning to construct an Atlantic salmon farm aquaculture facility at the former Verso Paper site in Bucksport. The complex will include a 90,000-sq-ft freshwater building where salmon eggs would be hatched and fish raised to 10 months of age, and a south grow-out building containing large recirculating aquaculture systems to raise the fish to a size suitable for sale. The project is valued at $250 million. Whole Oceans, P.O. Box 7561, Portland, 04112. DR#18-00557455.

Minnesota Xcel Energy is planning to build 200 electric car charging stations for state-owned vehicles and 100 for city-owned cars in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The network is also expected to serve Metro Transit, which is expanding its fleet of electric buses. The project is valued at $25 million. Xcel Energy Inc., Attn: Aakash Chandarana, Regional Vice President, 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55401. DR#18-00837731.

Mississippi The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board is planning to build a veterans nursing home in Harrison County. It is being designed by Allred Stolarski Architects. The project is valued at $54 million. Mississippi Veterans Board, Attn: Jackson Stephens, Executive Director, 3466 Highway 80 E, Pearl, 39208. DR#19-00578811.

North Carolina Lennar Carolinas LLC is planning to build the Shannon Woods subdivision on a 409-acre site at the intersection of Old North Carolina 16 Highway and North Carolina 150 Highway in Maiden. It will include 743 single-family homes and 159 acres of open space, which will be used to build a community clubhouse and pool, trails and pocket parks and to allow for stormwater runoff. The project is valued at $100 million. Lennar Carolinas LLC, Attn: David Nelson, Project Manager, 14120 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, 28277. DR#19-00583610.

Utah The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to build the Tooele Valley LDS Temple in Tooele. The project entails constructing two buildings: a three-story, 70,000-sq-ft temple and an adjacent 20,000-sq-ft meetinghouse. The project is valued at $100 million. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 E. North Temple, 84150. DR#19-00634677.

Virginia The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is planning to build a new county courthouse and jail in Chatham. Moseley Architects has been hired to design it. The project is valued at $96 million. Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, 21 North Main St., Chatham, 24531. DR#19-00606009.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Georgia Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has started carrying out a beach renourishment project on Tybee Island. The project entails periodic nourishment of 13,200 ft of beach between two terminal groins, a groin field along 1,100 ft of shoreline from the southern terminal groin around the South Tip to the mouth of Tybee Creek, and a groin field and nourishment of 1,800 ft of the eastern bank of Tybee Creek to the city fishing pier. The authorized improvement plan also includes the remaining shoreline from the fishing pier to the mouth of Horse Pen Creek and allows for seven-year nourishment cycles over a 50-year authorized project life. The project owner is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is valued at $13.8 million. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, 13510 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City, Fla., 32407. DR#19-00793607.

Montana Sirius Construction has begun building an emergency family shelter, called The Meadowlark, on South Third West in Missoula. The three-story, 36,000-sq-ft building will be able to house 44 families, with a healthcare room, meeting rooms and laundry, and will include a service center made up of offices, meeting rooms and program space for counseling, support groups and a walk-in crisis center. There will also be a common kitchen and dining area. Two play areas for children will be installed in a large, landscaped courtyard, and it will include 75 parking spaces.The owner is YWCA Missoula. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2020. The estimated construction cost is $12 million. Sirius Construction, 2500 Murphy St., Missoula, 59808. DR#19-00546232.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Kentucky 2/6 The Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority is seeking bidders to carry out an expansion and renovation of the Hammond-Wood Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hopkinsville. The project entails constructing a new main raw wastewater sewage pumping station, including one new mechanically cleaned screen and four variable-speed submersible pumps, new headworks facilities, including three new rotary drum fine screens and two new grit-removal units, new anaerobic reactors, a new 110-ft-dia final clarifier No. 3, and a new scum pumping station; and renovating existing oxidation ditch Nos. 1 and 2 and the existing return-activated and waste-activated sludge pumping station. The project is valued at $39.3 million. Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority, Attn: Mike Beck, Construction Contract Coordinator, 401 E. 9th St., Hopkinsville, 42240. DR#16-00728925.

Texas 2/6 The Texas Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to reconstruct 16 miles of U.S. Route 385, from Andrews City limits to the Ector County line. The project is valued at $43.7 million. Texas Dept. of Transportation, 200 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, 78704. DR#19-00528258. 


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