|Casey Brunke, City Engineer, P.E.
Cape Girardeau City Council
Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with R.L. Persons Construction, Inc., for the Broadway Storm Water Relief Sewer
The work consists of constructing new storm water sewer infrastructure from the existing stub locations at the intersections of Broadway and Ellis, Broadway and Frederick and Broadway and Middle to a new junction chamber that shall be constructed at the entrance to the Merriwether Storm Tunnel. New sanitary sewer infrastructure will be installed along Merriwether to accommodate sanitary sewer lateral lines. Deep trenching will be required throughout the project. All other work to be performed as specified in the bid documents for the Broadway Storm Water Relief Sewer.
Historically Broadway has collected a lot of storm water from the areas to its north and some businesses and residents in the area have reported flooding in their basements. When the Broadway Corridor Enhancements were constructed, three storm sewer pipes were stubbed out to the south of Broadway with the intent of completing a larger storm water sewer project in the near future. This project was initiated to relieve flooding during major rain events and to help with business, residential and street flooding issues.
The required plans and specifications were prepared by Horner & Shifrin, Inc., reviewed and approved for bidding, the Notice to Bid publicly advertised, and bids taken at 2:00 PM on August 29, 2013. Six (6) contractors responded with bids ranging from the highest of $ 3,829,952.00 to the low of $ 2,251,687.00. Two of the six were under the Engineer's Estimate of $ 2,599,065.00. The low bid was submitted by R. L. Persons Construction, Incorporated.
Funding for this work is being provided by the General Capital Sewer Improvement Fund.
SUSTAINABILITY: ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS
This work is being done to relieve business, residential and street flooding issues in the older, historical portion of the City which, in turn, will improve the economic, environmental and social impacts in this area.
Staff recommends that the City Council, by motion, pass and approve the attached Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with R. L. Persons Construction, Inc. for the Broadway Storm Water Relief Sewer project.