COLORADO Jevin Investments Inc. is planning to develop North Vista Highlands, a mixed-use project in Pueblo. The 1,060-acre site is approved for up to 4,850 residential units and 1,225,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space. K.R. Swerdfeger Construction is performing site development. Phase 1A of the project will be a 54-acre parcel, consisting of 161 lots, where Pure Zero Construction will build a mix of Zero Energy Ready single-family houses and townhomes. Pure Zero expects to break ground September 2021. Jevin Investments Inc., 4068 Crystal Court, Boulder, Colo., 80304. DR#18-00730760.
LOUISIANA The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is planning to carry out the St. Catherine Island Marsh Creation and Shoreline Protection Project in Orleans Parish. This project would extend the Bayou Chevee rock dike along approximately 33,324 ft of weakened Lake Pontchartrain shoreline. A 6,468-ft foreshore dike and a 13,851-ft revetment totaling 20,319 ft is proposed to be built along a portion of the Bayou Savauge National Wildlife Refuge. This would protect approximately 201 acres. This project would also provide 100 acres of marsh creation and 15 acres of marsh nourishment. That marsh would be created by filling those sites with material hydraulically dredged from the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain. A combination of healthy established marshes, bayou ridges, and constructed earthen dikes would contain that material. All constructed containment dikes would be sufficiently gapped within 3 years to allow for exchange of nutrients and estuarine organisms. The project is valued at $25.3 million. Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, 150 Terrace Ave., Baton Rouge, 70802. DR#18-00847534.
OHIO Rye Development LLC is planning to retrofit the Devola Lock and Dam with a hydropower plant. The dam is located on the Muskingum River in Lowell. The project is valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Rye Development LLC, 745 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass., 02111. DR#13-00698399.
SOUTH DAKOTA The City of Sioux Falls is planning to build a new police/fire training center. It is being designed by Williams, Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock, and is valued at $30 million. Construction is expected to start in July 2022. City of Sioux Falls, 224 W. 9th St., Sioux Falls, 57104. DR#13-00628085.
VIRGINIA The Virginia Dept. of Transportation is planning to build the Soapstone Drive Connector in Reston. The planned road will extend Soapstone Drive from Sunrise Valley Drive in the south to Sunset Hills Road in the north. The project is located just west of the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. The new road will cross over Rte. 267 Dulles Airport Access Road, Dulles Toll Road and the Silver Line Phase 2. The typical roadway section will have three lanes: one 12-ft-wide lane in each direction, a 14-ft-wide two-way left-turn-only travel lane in the middle, two bicycle lanes, a sidewalk, and a shared use path. The bridge cross-section will have four 12-ft-wide lanes, two bicycle lanes, a sidewalk, and a shared use path. Bidding is expected to take place in 2023. The project is valued at $215.9 million. Virginia Dept. of Transportation, Attn: Michele Goode, 1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, 23219. DR#17-00661913.
WASHINGTON The Port of Longview is planning an industrial rail corridor expansion project, which would add up to 10 miles of track to the port to increase capacity and flow of rail traffic. The new track also would make it possible to run long unit trains through port grounds without having to break up the trains. The full buildout option would feature a six-track rail bed. The project is valued at $76 million. Port of Longview, 10 Port Way, Longview, 98632. DR#20-00749973.
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WISCONSIN Premier Design + Build Group has started building a 447,216-sq-ft warehouse at the Bristol Highlands Commerce Center in Bristol. The warehouse will be constructed using precast concrete wall panels and will include 71 dock positions. Other key features include a 36-ft clear height, EPDM roofing, ESFR fire protection, and clerestory windows. Premier Design + Build Group, 1000 W. Irving Park Rd., Itasca, Ill., 60143. DR#20-00488084.
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TEXAS 9/1 The Upper Trinity Regional Water District is seeking statements of qualifications from design firms interested in the Lake Ralph Hall Raw Water Pipeline Project. The project entails constructing 32 miles of 54- to 60-in.-dia pipeline to carry raw water from the lake to the UTRWD system. Construction on the pipeline is currently planned to begin in winter 2022 and finish in spring/summer of 2025. Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Attn: Rae Langston, 900 N. Kealy Ave., Lewisville, 75057. DR#20-00598520.
MASSACHUSETTS 9/16 The City of Somerville is seeking bidders to carry out the Spring Hill Sewer Separation & Streetscapes Project, which will mitigate flooding, reduce waterway pollution and upgrade infrastructure. The project entails installing new storm drains to separate stormwater flow from the existing combined sewers, upgrading existing storm drains, installing green stormwater infrastructure and improvements to the tree canopy. The project is valued at $22 million. City of Somerville, Attn: Andrea Caruth, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, 02143. DR#18-00854759.