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Pulse   05/12/2014

Connecticut Everwonder Children's Museum is planning to build its museum facility in Newtown. The two-story, 52,000-sq-ft building will be located at 62 Keating Farms Ave. Claris Construction Inc. is the designer. The project's value has been estimated at $10 million. Everwonder Children's Museum, Attn: Kristin Chiriatti, President, P.O. Box 566, Botsford, 06404. DR#13-00481159.

Nevada The Valley Electric Association is planning to build the Hidden Hills transmission project in Jean. The project includes construction of a 10-acre, 230/500-kV substation; 9.7 miles of new 230-kV single-circuit transmission line, from the Hidden Hills solar project site to the new substation; a 2-acre switch, northwest of the Eldorado substation; and 53.7 miles of new 500-kV single-circuit transmission line, from the new sub- station to the Eldorado substation. The project has been valued at between $50 million and $99 million. Valley Electric Association Inc., Attn: Tom Husted, Chief Officer, 800 E. Highway 372, Pahrump, 89048. DR#13-00401798.

New Jersey Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., a pharmaceutical firm, is planning to redevelop its Nutley-Clifton campus. The company shut down operations on its 119-acre site in December 2013 and plans to demolish 40 buildings in the coming year. A committee representing Clifton, Nutley and La Roche has selected Perkins Eastman EE&K to draw up plans for redeveloping the site. Concepts may include a mixed-use complex with office, residential and retail space. Hoffman- La Roche Ltd., Attn: Tom Lyon, Vice President and Site Head, 340 Kingsland St., Nutley, 07110. DR#13-00409833.

Pennsylvania The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) is planning to build an intermodal transit center in Scranton. The 22,500-sq-ft building will serve both COLTS and Martz bus lines. It will be located at 100 Lackawanna Ave., on the current site of the state office building's parking lot. Sowinski Sullivan Architects is the designer. The project is valued at $12.6 million. County of Lackawanna Transit System, Attn: Kurt Kempter, Director of Development, 800 N. South Rd., Scranton, 18504. DR#11-00609396.

Tennessee The Rohdie Group LLC is planning to build the Bridgeway Apartments development in Chattanooga. The project entails the construction of 10 three-story buildings, containing 250 apartments, a swimming pool and a clubhouse. Fugleberg Koch Architects is the designer. The project is valued at between $15 million and $25 million. Rohdie Group LLC, Attn: Robert Rohdie, President, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York City, 10017. DR#13-00455915.

Bids, Contracts, Proposals

Colorado GE Johnson Construction Co., serving as construction manager, has started building the new Gunnison County Courthouse. Following a partial collapse of the original 1881 structure in March 2014, it was determined that further efforts to save the building would pose too much risk to workers and add months to the project schedule. The new two-story, 46,590-sq-ft courthouse will include three courtrooms, the county morgue and a geothermal heating system. The project has been valued at $13 million. GE Johnson Construction Co. Inc., Attn: Gerry Snyder, Senior Project Manager, 25 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903. DR#13-00506172.

North Carolina Robins & Morton, serving as construction manager, is building the Cherokee Indian Hospital in Cherokee. Valued at between $25 million and $50 million, the three-story, 150,000-sq-ft building will contain a 20-bed hospital, outpatient services, a lab, a pharmacy and physical-therapy services. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is the owner, and Design Strategies LLC is the designer. Robins & Morton, 4900 University Square, Huntsville, Ala. 35816. DR#13-00617617.

Bid, Proposal Dates

Arkansas 5/21 The University of Arkansas is seeking subcontractors to convert the Old Field House into the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. The project entails renovating the 1930s field house into a 650-seat facility to host symphony, band, theatrical and opera performances. The project's value has been estimated at $17.5 million. Contact: Manhattan Construction Co., Attn: Tim Jackson, Project Manager, 5601 S. 122nd East Ave., Tulsa, Okla. 74146. DR#12-00549432.

Idaho 5/29 The City of Twin Falls is seeking bidders to carry out phase two of the wastewater treatment plant expansion. The project will increase the plant's treatment capacity to 16 million gallons a day. New components will include an integrated fixed-film activated-sludge aeration basin, high-speed turbo blowers, a secondary clarifier and a new return activated-sludge pump station. The project has been valued at $22 million. City of Twin Falls, Attn: Sharon Bryan, Deputy City Clerk, 321 Second Ave., Twin Falls, 83301. DR#14-00469536.

Oregon 6/5 The Oregon Dept. of Transportation is seeking bidders to carry out phase 1D of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass. This phase entails clearing and grubbing 103 acres, excavating 337,122 cu yd, and installing 108,620 cu yd of stone embankment, 26,944 steel piles and 28,600 tons of hot-mix asphalt concrete. The project is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Oregon Dept. of Transportation, 455 Airport Rd., S.E., Salem, 97301. DR#14-00417570.


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