Allen Road Improvements
New sanitary sewer will be installed on Allen Road from Casement Road to Prairie Glen Place to improve capacity, particularly during wet weather when city crews have traditionally needed to bypass pump this area in order to prevent sewer backups into homes. Upsized water lines will be installed in this same area to provide better domestic and fire flows between Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Casement Road. Stormwater inlets will be replaced and others will be added to improve capacity to handle stormwater runoff from Allen Road. The street between Casement Road and Prairie Glen Place will be replaced after other infrastructure is installed.
Middlecreek Corp. will be the contractor on this project.
- Total construction costs are $954,009.05 to be paid from a combination of the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater funds.
|Award of bid||May 16|
|Construction timeline||September 2017-April 2018|
Due to several factors, including the unusually cold weather this winter and spring, multiple utility conflicts in the area (including natural gas, phone, fiber and cable), and poor subgrade conditions that were realized upon excavation, this project has taken longer than anticipated.
The contract between the City and the Contractor had 200 days for construction to be completed. The original contract required full removal and replacement of Allen Road from Casement to Prairie Lee Place, then removal of the South half of the road from Prairie Lee Place to Judson. During construction, the North half of Casement from Prairie Lee Place to Judson was found to be in extremely poor condition and the entire roadway had to be removed. Due to this additional street work, an extra 25 days of construction was granted to the contractor. With the additional 25 days, the completion date was expected to be mid-April.
Since the completion date has elapsed, the contractor is subject to liquidated damages for each day the project remains uncompleted. The City will continue to work with the contractor to get the project done and the area back open.
The Public Works department and the homeowners whose homes have flooded in the past appreciate the patience of the citizens in the area and we look forward to getting this project completed.