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Matt J

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May 9, 2007
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@Lake View Too if you think you can pull it off this is your opportunity:

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Addendum 4 Draper Bridge Improvements

DRAPER LAKE BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS
The Board of County Commissioners, herein referred as "the County" is seeking competitive bids for the Draper Lake Bridge Improvements.

BID CLOSING DATE: September 21, 2015 no later than 3:00PM 10:00AM local time and will open thereafter.

LATE SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE FOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL, OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. THE TIME OF RECEIPT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TIME RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING AGENT’S OFFICE. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FIRM FOR ASSURING THAT THE ITB IS RECEIVED IN THE PURCHASING OFFICE BY THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC OR ORAL ITB WILL BE ACCEPTED. OUR AREA IS NOT A DESIGNATED OVERNIGHT FED EX DELIVERY. OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY.

To be considered, contractor must submittal an original and three (3) copies of ITB in a sealed envelope or package, clearly marked with the contractor's name and address and the words "DRAPER LAKE BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS" addressed to: Office of Central Purchasing, 176 Montgomery Circle, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. 850-892-8176

BIDDERS MUST BE PRE-QUALIFIED TO BID ON THIS PROJECT. CONTRACTOR SHALLFILL OUT THE PRE-QUALIFICATION FORM THAT IS ATTACHED AND RETURN TO THIS OFFICE NO LATER THAN 12NOON LOCAL TIME ON AUGUST 31, 2015. PRE-QUALIFICATIONS CAN BE EMAILED IN. johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us


PROJECT OVERVIEW: The Draper Lake Bridge Improvement Project consists of constructing a new 68 foot prefabricated concrete two-span vehicular bridge with 14” prestressed concrete pilings on County Road 30-A. The roadway currently has a temporary Bailey Bridge installed that will be removed by Walton County during the utility relocations that will be completed prior to issuance of the Notice to Proceed. The existing multiuse path shall remain open throughout construction except during pile driving and crane lifting operations where the contractor will be required to provide temporary path closure. The roadway work associated with the project includes demolition and reconstruction each direction from the bridge centerline approximately 150 feet with new limerock base, stabilized subgrade, and pavement. The existing powerlines on the north side of the roadway will be de-energized during lifting operations to meet safety requirements as needed throughout construction on a temporary basis. The powerlines will not be de-energized throughout construction. The project also includes the removal of an existing crossdrain with headwalls and excavation of a new outfall under the proposed bridge. The items that will be provided by Walton County include the following:

  1. Pre-fabricated bridge deck, barrier walls, pilings, and assembly bolts
  2. Removal of existing bailey bridge deck and pilings
  3. Installation and Maintenance of Detour Signage
The Maintenance of Traffic items outlined on the bid schedule are only for maintaining the two Type III barricades provided by Walton County on each end of the road closure near the work zone. All other MOT will be maintained by Walton County or their sub-contractor. The project also includes earthwork activities and rip-rap to stabilize the slopes under the proposed bridge. The base bid contract time is 120 days to substantial completion and 30 additional days to final completion. The alternate bid item includes alternate one (1) for 90 days to substantial completion and 30 additional days for final completion. Additional items that the county may elect to award in the alternate bid items are integral color stamped concrete approach slabs and pole mounted lighting. Walton County reserves the right to award the project based on base bid or the alternate bid items.

Mandatory pre-bid will be held on September 2, 2015 at 9:00AM, at the Public Works District 5 conference room located on 142 Community Way, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. Bidders must be present at the designated start time of the pre-bid conference and must remain until the conference is adjourned. The County will not accept bids from bidders arriving after the designated start time or departing prior to adjournment of the pre-bid conference.

Bidder is responsible for the delivery of its bid. Bids received after the specified day and time will not be opened.

Cost of drawings is $15 non-refundable. Checks should be made out to Board of County Commissioners, or you can contact this office and make payment by credit card.
 

bentley williams

Beach Fanatic
Feb 24, 2005
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That can't be right. Unless there are 2 contractors? One for demolition and one for construction? Otherwise why close it now?

And why in the world would you start anything without all your ducks in a row? Things happen in a process like this and any delays are critical.

I would expect a plain bridge there to keep costs down. A unique design is a good idea though to enhance Scenic 30A and our touristability. Imagine what Scenic 30A could look like with a little imagination, work, and money (hello TDC ad budget). We should work toward reducing signs, utilities clutter, trash, etc.
 

Lake View Too

SoWal Insider
Nov 16, 2008
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Eastern Lake
OK, I took a course in bridge building, online, last night, and I'm ready! I only got a couple questions: what do they mean by "concrete"? It's that really hard gray stuff? And "asphalt"? It's the black stuff, correct? I got this!! What could go wrong? Here, somebody hold my beer...
 
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Will B

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Jan 5, 2006
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Atlanta, GA
Maybe two contractors because the structural elements of the temp bridge are owned by the company who did that work and not by the company doing the permanent bridge? Maybe?
 

Teresa

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Nov 15, 2004
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South Walton, FL
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Sept 18 2015 UPDATE ON DETOUR

Updated Road Closure Notification for County Highway 30-A


Walton County Public Works facilitated the closure of County Highway 30-A beginning September14, 2015 to begin construction of a new bridge at Draper Lake.

The Department of Public Works is currently in the process of changing the detour route in order to assist in ensuring the safety of the public.

The new detour route will extended to begin at Hwy 283 Westbound on CR 30A and will direct traffic north on Hwy 283 to US Highway 98. This will close CR 30A for 3.5 miles to Draper Lake. The road will be open to local traffic.

This new detour will take place as soon as Public Works completes the process and should occur sometime the afternoon of Friday, September 18, 2015.

The bridge construction project and the associated road closure will restrict thru traffic for the duration of the project. The bridge construction project is scheduled to be complete by March 1, 2016.

This changes the detours route to CR 393 to US Hwy 98 to Hwy 283. Message boards and detour signage are currently being installed.

The public is encouraged to use caution while traveling any of these area.
 
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