WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR APRIL 27, 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. HDR anticipates submittal of the draft design plans to Public Works staff by the end of this week, April 28, 2017.

La Plata Utility Conduits:

The pre-construction conference with the contractor, Urban Jungle Contractors, was conducted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Notice to Proceed is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017. 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 awarded to the apparent low bidder, Morgan Pavement Preservation at the April 11, 2017 City Council meeting. Staff is working with Morgan to process the contracts and schedule the pre-construction conference. This project is to crack and slurry seal various streets in Boulder City.

Utah Street Reconstruction:

Staff met with the contractor, Aggregate Industries, this week to review the project as-builts for accuracy. There are several items Aggregate and their subcontractors need to revise on the as-builts for resubmission.

City Shops Fuel Station:

The contractor, High Desert Petroleum, and their electrical subcontractor worked on fuel piping and electric conduit installation this week.

US93 Conduit Repairs Phase II:

Staff and our contractor, King Communications are continuing working on obtaining the permits from NDOT. Depending upon receipt of the permit staff anticipates starting construction the week of May 14, 2017. 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:

Staff has reviewed and approved all submittals from the contractor, Bombard Electric. Bombard has submitted their Building Permit application to the Building Division.

Boulder City Parkway Complete Street Improvements:

Staff and the CA Group are continuing outreach efforts to schedule individual meetings with adjacent property and business owners. The meetings continue to go well and we are receiving good input from everyone. The CA Group has scheduled follow up meetings with several stakeholders this week and next week.

Fifth Street Reconstruction:

Four bids were received on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Staff has reviewed the bids and will make a recommendation for award at the May 9, 2017 City Council meeting. 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:

Five bids were received on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Staff has reviewed the bids and will issue a purchase order for the work to the apparent low bidder, MTX Underground Contractors, Inc. and schedule a pre-construction conference. 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 is also working on preparing information to be posted on the City’s webpage providing information on the project.

The underground utility plans are approximately 90% complete and will be routed for staff review next week.

Private Projects Update:



1. Subdivision 111 – Diamond Ridge
a. Public Works received the electric improvement plan revision 2 plan set submittal on Monday and will review and return comments this week.
2. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages – 1501 Nevada Highway
a. Public Works received the electric improvement plan initial plan set submittal on Monday and will review and return comments this week.
b. Public Works will submit comments on improvement plan revision 1 plan set this week.
3. UAS - Aerodrome – Joanne Leming
a. Joanne mentioned that their geotech firm is performing borings on their site.
b. The Drone Rodeo has already contacted her on logistics for next year’s event.
4. Ned Batchelder
a. Mr. Batchelder is requesting to do research on hummingbirds at Veterans Park and other various locations around Boulder City.
b. A Facility Use Form with the Parks and Recreation Department will need to be filed.
5. Tortoise fence around solar fields
a. The contractor is currently installing fence around the solar fields in Eldorado Valley.


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.