WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR MAY 18, 2017

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING


Tree Care on Adams Boulevard:

Several trees along Adams Boulevard between Avenue G and Avenue K had grown to interfere with overhead utility lines in this corridor. Recently, the trees were removed. In the near future, plant material with a shorter mature height will be planted in this area.
Tree Care

Railroad Museum to Replace Railroad Tracks on Yucca Street:

The Railroad Museum contracted with Mountain States Contracting to replace the railroad crossing on Yucca Street. Mountain States began work last week. Their work required Yucca Street to be closed between the railroad tracks and Foothill Drive on Wednesday and Thursday last week. Unfortunately, Mountain States’ work is taking them significantly longer than they anticipated. As of Wednesday afternoon Mountain States has temporarily patched their work and opened Yucca Street to traffic. Mountain States will need to complete the permanent work in the next week, but plan to do the work on half of the roadway at a time, therefore not needing to close Yucca Street again.

69kV Transmission Loop Project:

This project is the design of a 69kV transmission line from Substation No. 3 on Adams Boulevard and River Mountain Avenue to Substation No. 6 near Hemenway Park. Staff has reviewed the submittals and will provide comments to the consultant, HDR this week. Funding for construction of this project has not been included in the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget. If this project were to move forward in Fiscal Year 2017-18 a budget amendment would need to be approved for funding.


BC Tap Circuit Breaker Purchase:

This project was advertised for bids last week. Bids are due on Thursday, June 1, 2017. This is the purchase of a 245kV Dead Tank SF6 Circuit Breaker for the BC Tap to replace the existing breaker. This breaker purchase is part of the larger project to replace the aging transformer, circuit breaker and other equipment at the BC Tap. The transformer and breaker are long lead time items and therefore the purchase of these items is being done in advance to prepare for construction and installation at the site.

La Plata Utility Conduits:

The contractor, Urban Jungle Contractors, began work trenching and installing conduit this week. Urban Jungle has also been in contract with other dry utilities, Cox Communications and CenturyLink to determine if they need any conduits installed in the utility trenches.

2016-17 Slurry Seal:

Staff conducted the pre-construction conference with the contractor, Morgan Pavement Preservation, last week. The Notice to Proceed was Monday, May 15, 2017. Staff has started to receive submittals for review. This project is to crack and slurry seal various streets in Boulder City.

City Shops Fuel Station:

The contractor, High Desert Petroleum, is nearing completion of the fuel station at the City Shops. They are working on completing the programming of the control systems and fuel dispensers. Staff anticipates scheduling a punch list inspection next week.

US93 Conduit Repairs Phase II:

Staff and our contractor, King Communications are continuing working on obtaining the permits from NDOT. Staff emailed the NDOT permitting office this week to inquire if NDOT needs anything further for the permit application. This project is the next phase of utility conduits, vaults and equipment pads to replace failed facilities along US93. Work on the south side will be between Juniper Way and Madrone Street. Work on the north side will be from Yucca Street to Marshall Plaza.

King Communication will be working nights from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday mornings to reduce the impacts of construction to the traveling public and the adjacent businesses.

Solar PV Power Array Installation:

The contractor, Bombard Electric, began work this week. Bombard set up their staging area, saw cut the existing concrete and drilled the foundations for the structure. They also had steel for the structure delivered to the site.


Boulder City Parkway Complete Street Improvements:

The CA Group is continuing outreach efforts to schedule individual meetings with adjacent property and business owners. They are conducting follow up meetings with stakeholders.

Fifth Street Reconstruction:

This project was awarded to Foxy Construction at the May 9, 2017 City Council meeting. Staff is working with Foxy to process the contract and scheduled the pre-construction conference. This project is the reconstruction of 5th Street from Aztec Place to Avenue B. The project includes underground utility work, utility service and fire hydrant replacements, the installation of new street lights, concrete and asphalt work. The plan is to schedule this work while school is not in session.

Elm Street Water Main Replacement:

The Notice to Proceed for the contractor, MTX Underground Contractors, Inc., has been scheduled for May 30, 2017. This project is the replacement of the existing water main in Elm Street from Buchanan Boulevard to Walnut Drive. This work will be done at night, to minimize impacts to adjacent businesses.

Arizona Street Reconstruction:

This project is the design and construction of underground utility and street improvements on Arizona Street between Nevada Way and Utah Street. The underground work will include the installation of utility conduits, vaults and equipment pads, replacement of water service laterals, water valves and fire hydrants. The street improvements will include replacement of failed concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, installation of new ADA ramps at intersection corners and repaving and striping of the roadway. A project information letter has been sent to all adjacent property and business owners to notify them of the upcoming project. Staff has started to receive requests for information regarding the project. A project liaison has been assigned to be the main contact for gathering information from and providing information to the public. Staff has posted information on the project on the City’s webpage.

Staff has reviewed the underground utility plans and the specifications prepared.

Private Projects Update:



1. Subdivision 111 – Diamond Ridge
a. Public Works received an updated Electric Bonding Sheet and will review and submit any comments to the developer this week. At this stage, all improvement plans have been reviewed and comments have been returned. The developer’s next step is to submit a signed improvement agreement, pay fees, and submit proof of bonding.
2. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages – 1501 Nevada Highway
a. Public Works has received and reviewed a Traffic Analysis letter and will return comments. A drainage study was also submitted and it is under review by a consultant. Improvement plans have also been submitted and they will be reviewed and comments returned.
3. Tract 349
a. City staff is working on the purchase agreement with Storybook Homes.
4. UAS - Aerodrome – Joanne Leming
a. Joanne reported that they are moving forward with grading plans and building plans. Their next step is to submit a grading plan and civil plans for utility improvements to the Building Division. The drone rodeo team is looking at logistics for next year’s event which will be held onsite similar to last year.

Southwest Gas Main Work:

Southwest Gas’ contractors, National Pipeline (NPL) and Arizona Pipeline (APL), are continuing work in numerous areas around town over the next several weeks. Their work will include partial lane closures to facilitate their work and to remove and replace asphalt.

The contact information for APL is Mr. Nate Powers at npowers@arizonapipeline.com or 702-918-6101 for inquiries related to their work.

The contact information for NPL is Mr. Dwayne Dessaints at ddessaints@GONPL.com or at 702-429-4276 for inquiries related to their work.