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Pulse   08/26/2013

California The Orange County Transportation Authority is planning to carry out the Lakeview Avenue Railroad Grade Separation/Overcrossing Project in Placentia. Lakeview Avenue will be reconstructed as a bridge to allow vehicles to pass over the BNSF Railway tracks. A ramp connecting Lakeview to Orangethorpe will be built, and North Bubach Street will be rerouted to connect to the ramp with a new signalized intersection. In the southeast corner of the project, a frontage road will be built for local business access. Athalye Consulting Engineering Services, Lake Forest, has been selected as the construction manager. The project's value has been estimated at between $50 million and $60 million. Orange County Transportation Authority, 600 S. Main St., Orange, 92868. DR#08-00736745.

Nebraska Hearst Communications Inc. is planning to convert the Burlington train station in Omaha into a broadcast facility for KETV. The project entails converting the 48,000-sq-ft building into TV studios and offices. Leo A Daly is the designer, and Broadcast Building Co. has been selected as the general contractor. The project's value has been estimated at between $1 million and $3 million. Hearst Communications Inc., Attn: Lou Nowikas, Director of Operations, 300 W. 57 St., New York City, N.Y. 10019. DR#13-00593270.

Texas Grocers Supply Co. is planning to build a regional distribution hub in South Dallas, at the intersection of Cleveland and Blanco roads. The project entails building a 740,000-sq-ft refrigerated and dry warehouse that will be expandable to 1.2 million sq ft. Grocers Supply Co. will serve as its own general contractor. The project is valued at $50 million. Grocers Supply Co., 3131 E. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, 77021. DR#13-00596481.


Iowa Turner Construction has started building a data center for Facebook in Altoona. One single-story, 466,000-sq-ft building is under construction, and two buildings of the same size are expected to be built in the future. The project owner on some of the documents is Siculus Inc., a Facebook subsidiary. Sheehan Partners is the designer. The estimated construction cost of the first building is $500 million. Turner Construction, Attn: Nick Findley, 2345 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64108. DR#12-00525780.

North Carolina Adams Robinson Construction has started building the Third Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion in Statesville, which will increase the plant's capacity to 6 million gallons per day from 4 mgd. The work includes a new influent sewer, mechanical influent screens, influent pump station, new biological nutrient removal process and a new chlorine contact structure. The project has been valued at $19.3 million. Adams Robinson Construction, 2735 Needmore Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45414. DR#08-00889852.

Washington S.D. Deacon Corp. has started construction of the Angeline mixed-use development in the Columbia City neighborhood in the Rainier Valley area of Seattle. The project entails the construction of a six-story, 200,000-sq-ft building containing 193 apartments, a PCC Natural Market and parking for 270 vehicles. Security Properties is the developer. The project's value has been estimated at $45 million. S.D. Deacon Corp., Attn: Brad Howell, Project Manager, 1745 11th Ave., S.E., Bellevue, 98009. DR#12-00463200.

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hawaii 9/9 The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is seeking bidders to carry out improvements to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The project entails construction of up to 12,500 columbarium niches, renovating the maintenance building, and construction of a new administration building and public information center. It also includes roadway repairs, construction of a memorial wall, replacement of existing signage and landscaping. The project has been valued at between $10 million and $20 million. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Attn: Susan Lam, Contracting Officer, 811 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20420. DR#13-00570390.

Alabama 9/19 The City of Oxford is seeking bidders to build the Oxford Recreation Complex. The project comprises a soccer complex with four fields and a concession, a baseball-softball complex with seven fields and a concession, two high school baseball fields, a running track and a maintenance facility. The job also includes a 33-acre lake with a walking trail. The project's value has been estimated at between $10 million and $20 million. City of Oxford, Attn: Leon Smith, Mayor, 145 Hamric Dr., Oxford, 36203. DR#06-00754572.


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