Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 9, 2020
Arizona The Tucson Airport Authority is currently evaluating statements of qualification from general contractors for an airfield safety enhancement project. The project consists of demolishing existing Runway 11R/29L (8,408 ft long x 75 ft wide) and associated taxiways; constructing a full length parallel runway (10,996 ft long x 150 ft wide); constructing a new full length centerline parallel taxiway (11,200 ft long x 75 ft wide); constructing a new outboard parallel taxiway (8,000 ft long x 75 ft wide); and constructing supporting connector taxiways between Runway 11R/29L. WSP USA has been selected as the construction manager. The project is valued at $218 million. Tucson Airport Authority, 7250 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, 85706. DR#19-00638452.
Iowa Five Flags Center is planning to expand and renovate its multiuse facility, adding 2,400 seats, renovating the lobby and bathrooms, and adding an elevator. The project is valued at $75 million. Five Flags Center, 405 Main St., Dubuque, 52001. DR#18-00714540.
Oregon Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., the construction manager, is currently evaluating subcontractor bids for the raw water facilities expansion to the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant in Wilsonville. The project entails installing new vertical turbine pumps, motors and variable frequency drives for flow control at reduced power consumption, water surge tanks and water intake screen replacement; raw water pipeline at the water treatment plant; and raw water pipeline trenchless crossing at Arrowhead Creek. The project is valued at between $50 million and $60 million. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., 2200 Columbia House Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98661. DR#17-00855593.
Texas The Sabine Neches Navigation District is planning to improve the Sabine-Neches Waterway, a Y-shaped set of interlocking river channels and canals that extend from the Gulf of Mexico, past Port Arthur, to Beaumont and Orange, Texas. The project entails deepening the waterway by 8 ft and extending the channel 13 miles further into the Gulf of Mexico. Additional widening of Taylor Bayou Channel and existing turning and anchorage basins will enhance the safety of vessels transiting the waterway. The dredged material will be relocated to subsiding marshland in the area, returning 2,700 acres of wetlands to its natural state. The projected cost is $1.27 billion. Sabine Neches Navigation District, 8180 Anchor Drive, Port Arthur, 77642. DR#17-00855541.
Virginia The Arlington County Dept. of Environmental Services is planning to make utility undergrounding and streetscape improvements along Columbia Pike, between South Wakefield Street and South Oakland Street. The undergrounding work will involve replacing aging and leak-prone water and sewer pipes and burying existing overhead utilities. The streetscape improvements will include wider sidewalks, new street lights, upgraded traffic signals and planting street trees. Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2020. Rummel, Klepper & Kahl has been selected as the agency construction manager. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Arlington County Dept. of Environmental Services, Attn: Susan Finotti, Capital Projects, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 22201. DR#17-00850251.
Bids, Contracts, Proposals
Connecticut Hudson Meridian Construction Corp. has begun building the Munson Apartment/Townhome Development in New Haven. The development includes a five-story apartment complex with 371 units, 21 three-story townhomes in two buildings and 474 covered and surface parking spaces. It was designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. The owner is Double A Development Partners. The project is valued at $73 million. Hudson Meridian Construction Corp., Attn: Jeffrey Chung, 61 Broadway, New York City, 10006. DR#17-00712196.
South Carolina Ruby-Collins, Inc. has started carrying out a water transmission line improvement project in Conway. The work consists of installing approximately 19,700-ft of 4-in.-dia PVC waterline, 8,300-ft of 5-in.-dia HDPE installed by directional drill and by open cut method with various fittings and valves. The project owner is Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority. The project is valued at $21.9 million. Ruby-Collins, Inc., P.O. Box 2476, Smyrna, Ga. 30081. DR#19-00814384.
Mississippi Wharton-Smith, Inc. has started constructing the new West Harrison Middle School in Gulfport. The 58,000-sq-ft is located at 11072 Highway 49. It has been designed by Hardy and Associates Architect PLLC. The project is valued at $25.9 million. Wharton-Smith, Inc., 1087 East Pass Rd., Gulfport, 39507. DR#18-00853552.
Bid, Proposal Dates
Michigan 4/3 The Michigan Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out an asphalt reconstruction project to a 1.29-mile section of state highway M-26, over the east and west branches of the Firesteel River in Ontonagon County. The work involves hot-mix asphalt reconstruction, earthwork, guardrail and pavement markings, bridge reconstruction with steel plate girder and 48-in. x 49-in. concrete bulb-tee beams, cofferdams, piles, lightweight fill and approach work. The project is valued at $12.8 million. Michigan Dept. of Transportation, 425 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, 48909. DR#20-00514182.
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