August Construction Update Notes


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Our Development Services Department provides architectural and engineering services to all departments of the City including Fire, Police, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works. The following includes notes and updates from several impactful, ongoing transportation and facility projects in your city. If you have any questions or comments, use the form below, email us, or call 573-339-6327.

 

Transportation Projects

Independence/Gordonville Roundabout

independence-gordonville-ttf-roundabout-sticky-blog-headerGordonville Road was closed Monday, August 1 and will remain closed until the entire intersection is reopened.  The contractor has removed the Gordonville approach to the intersection, stockpiled necessary soil for the project, and began working on the new entrance for the First Church of the Nazarene.  The intersection is expected to be closed the Monday following the fair, September 19th.  Once the intersection is closed, the contractor has 60 days to reopen it.  Anticipated project completion date is December 31, 2016.

This project was designed by Koehler Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc. and will establish the fourth roundabout in city limits with an equivalent diameter to that of the Fountain Street roundabout.

Roundabout Locations                   Diameter
Gordonville/Silver Springs             95’ (urban compact)
Independence/Gordonville          135’ (urban single lane)
Fountain Street                                135’ (urban single lane)
Lexington Ave/Route W                 200’ (urban multi-lane)

Read more about the Independence/Gordonville Roundabout

 

Bloomfield

Construction of a new 32 ft. concrete street with curb and gutter, storm work, utility adjustments, two pre-fabricated bridges, and an 8 ft. trail from Benton Hill to White Oaks Lane is being performed to address safety issues.  The project is funded by TTF4.

A Public Meeting was held on August 23, 2012 to gather public input on the project and speak with property owners.  The consultant, BFA, Inc., was also on hand to address any questions.  Affected property owners along the project have been working with City staff for over four years to answer questions and negotiate right-of-way and temporary construction easements.

Bids were opened on Tuesday, August 2nd.  The low bidder was Lappe Cement Finishing with a base bid of $2,353,391.33.  All three alternates (12” water main, 6” sanitary sewer force main, and precast bridge form liners) were also awarded for a total construction cost of $2,697,491.33.  Council awarded the project on August 15th.  The contractor is gathering and executing all the necessary paperwork.  We expect to hold a pre-construction conference in the next week or so. The condemnation process is ongoing.

 

Veterans Memorial Drive – Phase 5

Construction of a new 36 ft. street including curb and gutter, 6 ft. sidewalk, storm work, and bike lanes from Scenic Drive to Hopper Road and realigning Hopper Road as it crosses over I-55.  This road work is being performed to create an outer road system that will eventually connect the Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park on LaSalle Avenue to the Route K area.  The project is funded by TTF4 and was designed by Bowen Engineering and Surveying.  The contractor is RL Persons Construction, Inc. who had the lowest bid of $1,681,321.28.

All utility conflicts have been resolved.  The month of August brought significant rainfall to the Cape Girardeau area hampering grading operations.  (One weekend saw 6.5 inches of rain at the project site.)  The contractor continues to keep erosion control measures cleaned out and working properly.  The condemnation process is ongoing.  Hopper Road is still on track for Fall 2016 opening.

 

Facility Projects

Cape SportsPlex

Cape Girardeau sportsplex NEWThe Cape SportsPlex will be the largest, state of the art facility of its kind in the region with two regulation indoor turf fields (regulation indoor soccer) with drop down curtains and netting for multipurpose usage including football, soccer, baseball/softball fielding/hitting along with six high school regulation hard wood basketball courts which will convert to 12 regulation volleyball courts with ample spectator seating.

The building is up, the floors are poured, and contractors are busy working on the mechanical and electrical systems. The soccer building should be energized within the next week.   The parking lot is almost completely poured and almost all the infrastructure (water, sewer, electric, gas, etc.) is complete.  Most of the internals walls are framed in and interior finish decisions are being finalized this week.  Sports equipment will begin arriving on site this week.  Landscaping is also underway in the next few weeks so trees can establish themselves before winter hits. Project is on schedule for completion in February 2017.

Read more about the SportsPlex developments

 

Police Station/Jail/Municipal Court:

Construction of a new, approximately 37,000 square foot police station, jail and municipal court, located at 2530 Maria Louise Lane in Arena Park. The project is design-build, and consists of local general contractor Kiefner Brothers, Inc., and Chiodini Architects of St. Louis. The city’s project team consists of representatives from the Police Department, Municipal Court, City Attorney’s office, and Development Services.

Demolition is complete. The team is crunching the floorplan to reduce square footage. The groundbreaking ceremony, as well as grading work and footings, are expected to begin in October 2016. The building is expected to be completed in February 2018.

Read more about the police station developments

Fire Station 4:

Construction of a new, approximately 10,000 square foot fire station to replace the current station located at Kurre Lane and Kingsway Drive. The new station will be located in the Laurel Grove subdivision at Lexington Avenue and Flad Avenue, on a site purchased in 2005 for the purpose of a fire station. The project is design-build, and consists of local general contractor Penzel Construction, local architect DilleTraxel, and FGM Architects of St. Louis. The City’s project team consists of representatives of the Fire Department and Development Services. The team is currently finalizing the floorplan and elevations. The building is expected to be completed by August 2017.

The grading permit application is expected to be submitted for review this week. The groundbreaking is scheduled for September 7.

Read more about Fire Station 4 announcements, and on our website

Fire Station 2 Annex:

Construction of a new approximately 8,000 square foot building for mechanic space for fire apparatus, storage of fire department equipment, and fitness room, located at the existing Fire Station 2 site at 378 S. Mt. Auburn Rd. The project is design-bid-build with JEMA architects of St. Louis, and the project team includes representatives from the Fire Department and Development Services. The building will also be used for temporary housing while Fire Station 2 undergoes renovations. The metal building portion was bid in April 2016 and awarded to Zoellner Construction. The design team is finalizing the bid package, and expects to release the project for bids August 14, 2016. The building is expected to be completed in January 2017.

The bid opening was September 1. This is expected to be on a Council agenda on or after September 19.

Read more about FS2 our website

Fire Station 2 Renovations:

This project includes renovation of the existing fire station located at 378 S Mt Auburn Rd. Work includes renovation of the bunk room and restrooms to provide more privacy, renovation of the kitchen, upgrading the public restroom to be handicap accessible, and providing a space for turn-out gear to protect it from UV damage. The project is design-bid-build with JEMA architects of St. Louis, and the project team includes representatives from the Fire Department and Development Services. The design team is currently finalizing the bid packages. We expect the project to be complete April 2017.

This is expected to be on a Council agenda on or after September 19.

Read more about FS2 our website

 

Fire Station 1 Addition and Renovations:

This project includes renovation and addition to the existing fire station headquarters located at 1 S Sprigg St. Work includes renovating the lobby to make it more secure, upgrading the main floor restrooms for handicap accessibility, renovating the bunkroom restrooms to provide more privacy, and renovating the kitchen and dayroom. The project also includes a two-story addition to the south end of the building, providing garage space for a support vehicle, storage for turn-out gear to protect it from UV damage, a fitness room, and storage. The project is design-bid-build with JEMA architects of St. Louis, and the project team includes representatives from the Fire Department and Development Services. The design team is currently finalizing the bid package. We expect the project to be complete January 2017.

This is expected to be on a Council agenda on or after September 19.

Read more about FS1 our website

 

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