WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR MAY 17, 2018

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING


Transformer and Insulator Replacements:

PAR Electric Contractors, Inc. continued replacement of transformers this week. This work requires power outages for the replacement of the transformers. Staff and PAR are also working with Dielco Crane to replace poles at various locations. In some of these locations, detours are being set up to direct traffic around the crane and work area.

Aquatic and Cultural Center Master Planning:

SH Architecture continued work on the financing options task for the project. This task is to research different methods the City may be able to utilize for funding design and construction of the new facility. Staff and SH met with the City Manager to update him on the project.

Public comment cards and collection boxes are still available for comments at City Hall in the upstairs hallway near the bulletin board, in the Recreation Center and at the Pool office.

The survey website is still set up at http://bouldercityaquatics.mindmixer.com/ where the public can submit their suggestions and comments.

Boulder City Parkway Complete Street Improvements:

Staff submitted the agenda item to the Regional Transportation Commission to request funding for construction of the project. The CA group is continuing to schedule meetings with stakeholders along the project. Staff provided a presentation of the project to the Regional Open Space & Trails Working Group. The group was very excited about bike lanes being added to the corridor.

Staff is continuing work on preparing the Request for Statements of Qualifications for advertising to select a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the project.

Fire Department Remodel:

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Bids are due on June 7, 2018. A pre-bid conference has been scheduled for May 22, 2018.

Boulder City Tap Transformer and Breaker Replacements: Staff is working with the transformer manufacturer to schedule their crew for the work to “dress” the new transformer. This is the work to install all of the parts and oil that were shipped on two separate trucks from the transformer itself. Once dressed the transformer will be tested.

The new 245kV circuit breaker is scheduled to be delivered next week.

Elm Street Retaining Wall:

The contractor, CG&B, has completed work backfilling this week. Field work on this project is complete.

This project was the construction of a retaining wall in the unimproved alley between the 7-11 Store on Nevada Way and the Moore’s Mobile Home Park on Elm Street. This is a Community Development Block Grant funded project.

Historic Wall Preservation Police Station – City Municipal Building:

The contractor, Capriati Construction Corporation, completed demolition this week. They are working on punch list and clean up items.

Urban Jungle submitted their plans and building permit application earlier this month for the section of wall to close in the area where the building was removed. Once the permit is issued they will begin work. This wall will be constructed to match as closely as possible the preserved wall.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Conduits):

The contractor, Wheeler’s Electric, Inc. is working at night from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday night to Friday morning. Wheeler’s continued work trenching for and installing conduit in the first phase from Nevada Way to Hotel Plaza.

This project is the installation of utility conduits from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work will also include trenching, pull boxes, utility vaults, ground wire installations and backfilling.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Water):

The bid was awarded to Acme Construction, at the March 27, 2018 City Council meeting. Staff is working with the contractor to schedule the pre-construction meeting.

This project is the replacement of water services, fire hydrants and valves from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work will also include installation of backflow prevention devices and the abandonment of an old water main no longer in use.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Concrete):

This project was awarded to CG&B Construction at the April 10, 2018 City Council meeting. Staff is working with CG&B to schedule a pre-construction conference.

This project is the removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk and access ramps from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work does not include removal of all concrete in the project, only the areas that need to be brought up to current codes, deteriorated concrete and areas to improve drainage.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Asphalt):

Two bids were received on May 3, 2018. Staff has reviewed the bids and will make a recommendation for award at the May 22, 2018 City Council meeting.

This project is the removal and replacement of asphalt from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work also includes, raising water valve boxes to grade with concrete collars, fog sealing the new pavement, roadway and parking stall striping and curb painting.

Hemenway Phase IIA:

Staff and our construction management consultant, CM Works, conducted the pre-construction conference with the contractor, Target Construction on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The Notice to Proceed has been set for June 11, 2018.

This project is the construction of flood control improvements in several locations in the Hemenway Valley near Katzenback Drive, Lakeview Drive, and Lake Mountain Estates. Work includes box culverts, storm drains, concrete channels, sediment basins and erosion protection. This is a Regional Flood Control District funded project.

On-Call Drafting Services Request for Statements of Qualifications (RFQ):

Staff conducted the second interview this week. Both firms interviewed well. Staff will be making a recommendation for an agreement at the June 12, 2018 City Council meeting.

This RFQ is to select a consulting firm to provide drafting and pre-construction services for surveying and locating utilities for City designed infrastructure projects.

US93 Condit Repairs Phase 3:

Staff conducted the pre-construction conference with the contractor, Mountain Pine Construction, this week. The Notice to Proceed has been set for June 4, 2018.

The location of Phase 3 is near the intersection with Yucca Street. The work includes trench excavation, conduit installation, backfilling and asphalt patching trenches, concrete removal and replacements, equipment pads and ground sleeves. This work provides the conduits to remove the overhead lines across Boulder City Parkway at Yucca Street.

Water Service Replacements – 2017:

This project was awarded to Muller Construction at the May 8, 2018 City Council meeting. Staff is working with Muller to schedule the pre-construction conference.

This project is the replacement of plastic water service lines with copper service lines in the Lake Mountain Estates subdivision. The work includes trench excavation, removal of the existing plastic service, installation of the new copper service and backfilling and asphalt patching of the trenches.

Veterans Park Basketball Court:

This project was awarded to Cutting Edge Contractors, Inc., dba CE Equipment, at the April 24, 2018 City Council meeting. Staff is working with CE to schedule a pre-construction conference.

This project is the construction of a basketball court in Veterans Park. Work will include grading, concrete placement and basketball standards.

Eldorado Valley Waterline Extension – Phase 1:

This project was advertised for bids on April 19, 2018. Bids are due on May 17, 2018.

This project is the construction of the first phase of the extension of a 16” waterline to the Eldorado Valley. This phase of the project is from Boulder City Parkway (near Veterans Memorial Drive) to US95 and then south to the new I-11/US95 interchange. Future phases to complete the line to Eldorado Valley Drive and to the tie-in location north of Boulder City Parkway are in the planning and design phases.

City Hall Fire Sprinkler Upgrades:

This project was re-advertised on May 10, 2018. Bids are due on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

This project is the extension of the fire sprinkler supply line from the boiler room on the first floor of City Hall to the second floor and attic. The project also includes installing the sprinkler system in the attic. The sprinkler systems for the rest of the first and second floors will be installed in the future.

Backflow Prevention Improvements 2017-18:

This project was advertised for bids on May 17, 2018. Bids are due on June 7, 2018.

This project is the installation or replacement of backflow prevention devices on City water meters at various locations around the city. Work will include but is not limited to meter removal and replacement, backflow prevention device installation and testing, concrete and asphalt removal and replacement, etc.

Private Projects Update:


1. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages
  • The developer is continuing with construction of infrastructure improvements.
  • Staff is reviewing a bond reduction request. 
2. Subdivision 113 – Boulder Hills Estates
  • Site grading is ongoing. 
  • For any dust complaints please send an email to Michael Gray at mgray@sbhlv.com and someone will respond as soon as possible.
  • Staff is reviewing the revised electrical improvement.
3. Dry Lake Bed West – Techren – 15103 Highway 95 South
  • Onsite work is continuing for fencing, construction the pond for dust control water and material deliveries.

Public Works Customer Service:

The Public Works Department Engineering Division received 7 requests for services last week as follows:

03 – Building Department Reviews
00 – Improvement Plan Reviews
01 – Excavation Permits
00 – Traffic Control Plan Reviews
02 – Obstruction Permits
00 – Electric Service
01 – Deviation from Standards
00 – Utility Investigation
00 – Water Waste Investigation
00 – Electric Rebate Program