2nd Avenue Extension Project, City of Ferndale, WA

Trenchless Design Grant Prep Constrtuction Management

Status: Completed August 2010

Cost:  $4.4 Million ($1.4 Million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (federal stimulus); & local funding)

Description: R&E developed PS&E for this project. Work for this 3,000 foot project included design, permitting, funding administration, channelization, utility coordination, and contract administration. The project will reconstruct and widen 2nd Street, from Washington Street to Eaton Street with a new road north of the 2nd Street/Eaton Street intersection to the Portal Way/I-5 Interchange. A roundabout will be constructed at the Portal Way/I-5 Interchange. Improvements include installation of approximately 400 linear feet of 14” OD high-density polyethylene pipe using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and jacking 100 linear feet of 24” steel casing under one BNSF crossing. By using HDD for two BNSF crossings, obtained one BNSF pipe crossing permit within 1 week and the other within 3 weeks. Other work included reconstructing roadway, sidewalk, curb and gutter, replacement of deteriorating utilities as well as new utilities where none currently exist. The design, including permitting, was fast tracked and completed in approximately 10 months. R&E is currently providing the City with construction management assistance. Design completed July 2009; Jacking completed November 2009; HDD completed March 2010; Overall construction completion July 2010.