WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR MARCH 23, 2017

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING


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. In response to comments received at the February 1, 2017 Open House meeting and the neighborhood meeting held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, staff has directed consultant, HDR Engineering, to design the overhead transmission line on the west side of Nevada Way from Quartzite Road to US93 instead of the east side. The design for the underground option from Quartzite Road to Substation No. 6 will still be on the east side of Nevada Way due to existing underground utilities. Staff anticipates the next design submittal for review in early April.

This week Public Works received and responded to requests for information from Tom Perkins and Cokie Booth.

City Wide Pest Control Services 2017:

This annual service contract was advertised for bids on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Bids are due on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. This contract is to provide pest control services at various City facilities. This is an annual contract with an option to renew for up to 3 years upon agreement of both the City and the contractor.

La Plata Utility Conduits:

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Bids are due on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. This project is the installation of utility conduits and equipment pads on Northridge Drive and La Plata Place.

2016-17 Slurry Seal:

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Bids are due on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. This project is to crack and slurry seal various streets in Boulder City.

Whalen Field Restroom:

The contractor, CG&B Enterprises, Inc., continued work on the interior plumbing wall in the restroom and the roof.

Utah Street Reconstruction:

The contractor, Aggregate Industries, completed paving operations on Utah Street this week. They installed the new streetlights and are working on pulling the streetlight wiring into the new conduits and wiring the lights and service pedestal. They also worked on raising water valve cans and manholes to grade and pouring the concrete collars.

Aggregate’s concrete subcontractor is working on removing and replacing concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter and driveways that were damaged during their construction activities.

Boulder Creek Restroom – Building Construction:

The contractor, SHF International, LLC, is nearing completion. Staff provided SHF a preliminary punch list last week and is working on scheduling the final inspection for next week.

City Shops Fuel Station:

The contractor, High Desert Petroleum, resubmitted their electrical plan for staff review. Public Works staff has approved their electrical plan. High Desert will submit to the Building Division for their permit and needs to provide staff an updated schedule for construction activities.

US93 Conduit Repairs:

The contractor, Mountain Pine Construction, worked on completing punch list items this week.

US93 Conduit Repairs Phase II:

This project was awarded to King Communications at the March 14, 2017 City Council meeting. Staff is working with the contractor to process the contracts and schedule the pre-construction conference. 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.

North Escalante Utility Conduits:

The contractor, Muller Construction, worked on punch list and clean up items this week.

Solar PV Power Array Installation:

The pre-construction conference with Bombard Electric was conducted on Monday, March 20, 2017. The Notice to Proceed has been set for Monday March 27, 2017. This is a 90 calendar day contract. This project includes the design, permitting and construction of a solar shade cover in the parking area on the northwest end North Escalante Park. The contractor will utilize solar panels donated to the City for the project. Nissan also donated four electric vehicle chargers to the City that Bombard will install as part of the project.

Boulder City Parkway Complete Street Improvements:

A presentation of the conceptual design for the improvements has been scheduled for the March 28, 2017 City Council meeting. Public Works and our consultant, CA Group, are continuing conducting individual stakeholder meetings with businesses on US93 to review the proposed improvements in front of their businesses and gather their input. The meetings continue to go well and we are receiving good input from everyone. The CA Group is offering to schedule meetings with any owner or tenant that is interested.

Southwest Gas Main Work:

Southwest Gas’ contractors, NPL and 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.

March Update - Landfill Expansion Permit Modification Application:

SNHD provided the City additional comments on the landfill expansion permit application based upon the public comment regarding surface water concerns and buffers. City staff submitted a response on December 30, 2016.

SNHD responded requesting the City to obtain concurrence of the permit application from the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). City staff has received the letter from WAPA and there has been weekly correspondence with LADWP. The one remaining item to finalize the permit is the LADWP letter.