Travis Easton has asked me to give you an update:
WHPacific, the Engineering firm we had under contract has closed down operations in Colorado. We have transferred the Contract to Kumar and Associates, the Geotechnical sub consultant that was on WHPacific’s team. Because Kumar was already doing the majority of the work, there will not be a change in the contract cost.
Kumar is putting together a design for the first phase of the project that includes a temporary drainage pipe bypass to minimize any additional water from doing more damage; controlled removal of loose rock/dirt; and a pinned netting system to mitigate further rock spalling. Weather permitting, the schedule has the design complete by mid-March, with a contractor selected to do the work in April. Once the stormwater is diverted and the area is more secure, the “permanent” solution (Phase 2) can be implemented. Kumar is also working on the permanent design; however, we haven’t established a timeline for construction.
At this time we have funds to complete the first phase. Funds for phase 2, the “permanent” solution were shown in Year 1 of the Stormwater funding project list. These funds will not be available until the SCIP bonds are paid off in 2016.
The proposed schedule of work.
February 10 Preliminary design for City review
March 6 Final design for City review
March 13 Bid package for Contractors
April 3 Contract award
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Timothy R. Mitros, P.E.
Development Review & Stormwater Manager