WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR JUNE 22, 2017

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING


BC Tap Circuit Breaker Purchase:

Bids were opened on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Five bids were received. Our design consultant, TOR Engineering, has reviewed the bids and made a recommendation to staff. 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.

BC Tap CCVT and PT Purchases:

Staff prepared specifications for the purchase of two pieces of long lead time equipment, the Coupling Capacitor Voltage Transformers and the Potential Transformer. These purchases were released for bids on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Bids are due on July 6, 2017.

La Plata Utility Conduits:

The contractor, Urban Jungle Contractors, patched their trenches this week. They also worked on excavating for the installation of a vault on Northridge.

2016-17 Slurry Seal:

The contractor, Morgan Pavement Preservation, completed all slurry sealing operations last week. Morgan is scheduled to return to sweep streets and begin striping next week. The slurry seal needed time to cure before final striping can be applied.

US93 Conduit Repairs Phase II:

Staff and our contractor, King Communications will meet to determine the start date for field work. 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, has requested a punch list inspection for Thursday this week.

Fifth Street Reconstruction:

The Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the contractor, Foxy Construction, has been set for July 10, 2017 after the 4th of July holiday. Foxy has requested to begin preliminary locating of existing utilities in the work area next week. 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 contractor, MTX Underground Contractors, Inc., placed the new water main in service this week. They paved the street and placed the one new water service into service on Wednesday night.


Arizona Street Reconstruction:

The underground utilities portion of this project was advertised for bids on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Bids are due on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The concrete replacement and the pavement replacement portions of the project were advertised for bids on Thursday, June 22, 2017. These bids are due on Thursday, July 6, 2017 as well.

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.

Fire Department Remodel:

Staff advertised a Request for Statements of Qualifications from interested and qualified professional firms for architectural services to prepare the plans and specifications for remodel work at the Fire Department offices and station on Elm Street. Statements of Qualifications are due on June 22, 2017. A site visit was conducted on June 8, 2017 for interested firms.

Private Projects Update:


1. Subdivision 111 – Diamond Ridge
  • At this stage, all improvement plans have been reviewed and comments have been returned. The developer’s next steps are to revise and resubmit the improvement plans, submit a signed improvement agreement, pay fees, and submit proof of bonding.
2. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages – 1501 Nevada Highway
  • The developer has applied for and received a site grading permit from Public Works this week. This permit is for clearing, grubbing and doing what is called rough grading. This allows the developer to prepare the site for construction.
  • The developer submitted a drainage study which was reviewed by a consultant. The consultant’s comments where then returned to the developer for review and possible changes.
  • On June 21, 2017 the final map goes to the Planning Commission for review and possible recommendation to the City Council.
3. Boulder City High School Project
  • The Contractor doing work at the Boulder City High School project has requested to work outside of normal construction hours similar to their request last year. They have requested to change the date from June 21 to June 24 and to work from 1:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to perform a single pour for a 21,000 sq. ft. concrete slab. The City did not receive any complaints from the last pour and has given them written permission to proceed.

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.