North End Regional Pond, City of Bellingham, WA

North End Regional Pond Bellingham

Status: Completed 2016

Construction Cost: $4.52 Million (Local Funding)

Description: The North End Regional Stormwater Facility provides flow control and enhanced treatment which will support development of approximately 80 acres in the commercial area north of Bakerview, between Pacific Highway and Northwest Avenue. Wetland mitigation for the pond impacts to wetlands is also being constructed within a City parcel to the North. Stormwater treatment is performed through the use of a Stormwater Constructed Wetland, which was found to be the most economical and functional method.

Church Road Improvements, City of Ferndale, WA

Church Road Improvements

photo credit: Katy Radder

Status: Completed 2014

Construction Cost: $3.6 Million (Federal, TIB, & Local Funding)

Description: R&E’s scope of work included preparing the PS&E, obtaining the required permits, ROW acquisition assistance, utility coordination, and funding administration. The project will widen and reconstruct 3,700 LF of a Collector street, including installation of ADA facilities and bike lanes, sidewalks, bus pull outs, storm drain conveyance, sanitary sewer system, watermain upgrades, relocation of power poles, and installing retaining walls. This project required coordination with public utilities, local residents, and City staff.

James Street Road Improvements, KPFF, City of Bellingham, WA

James Street Road Improvements

Status: Completed 2015

Construction Cost: $2.5 Million (Local Funding)

Description: The James Street Road Improvements project included the replacement of an existing timber bridge supported on creosote timber piles at the abandoned railroad. The replacement structure is a single span precast concrete girder bridge supported on spread footings. The new structure spans over what is currently two drainage ditches within the Squalicum Creek watershed. The bridge and newly reconstructed stream channel are a part of the City of Bellingham’s larger Squalicum Creek Corridor project. The stream channel was designed to function in the current two ditch scenario and then to be modified slightly to accommodate the larger Squalicum Creek project which will include elimination of the ditches and relocation of Squalicum Creek to the new James Street bridge Structure. R&E performed structural construction management and inspection.

Main Street Fishtrap Creek Culvert Replacement, City of Lynden, WA

Main Street Fishtrap Creek Lynden

Status: Completed 2014

Construction Cost: $2.4 Million (Federal)

Description: R&E’s scope of work included preparation of design PS&E and Construction Management for the federally funded replacement of the Main Street culvert at Fishtrap Creek. The existing culvert was removed and replaced with a 96 foot single span bridge structure using precast concrete girders, cast in place bridge deck and supported on cast in place concrete pile foundations. Other work also includes structural earth walls, utility underground conversion, water, sewer and storm drainage improvements as well as decorative street lighting. Particular design challenges include a channel skew of 45 degrees to the roadway, high potential for headcut upon removal of the existing culvert which could have an effect on channel bank stability up and downstream of the project. Additionally Main Street is a major east/west arterial street which is driving a tight construction sequence and timeline. The project was funded with FHWA – ER money.

Kok Road Bridge Replacement, City of Lynden, WA

Bridge Design and Construction

Status:Completed 2012

Construction Cost: $2.3 Million (Federal)

Description: R&E performed design and construction management for the replacement of the Kok Rd. Bridge over Fishtrap Creek.  The project replaced the existing three span bridge with a 70 foot single span precast concrete girder bridge with cast-in-place concrete deck, supported on cast-in-place concrete piles.  The bridge work also included structural earth walls, approach slabs and installation of water main, gravity sanitary sewer main, sanitary sewer force main, communications conduit, gas main and duct bank installed within the girder bays as well as the construction of drainage improvements and a stormwater facility

Lawson St. Pedestrian Bridge, City of Sumas, WA

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge

Status: Completed February 2002

Cost: $131,000 (Federal)

Team Members Involved:

  • Dale Buys, Project Manager / Inspector
  • GeoTest Services, Materials Testing

Description: The scope of work involved initial site analysis, conceptual plans, funding, permitting, and PS&E.  Work for this project included construction of concrete bridge abutments, furnishing and driving cast-in-place piles, wing walls, transition walls, construction and placement of a prefabricated aluminum pedestrian bridge as well as storm water mitigation facilities.  This project included Federal funds.  R&E provided Federal level construction management and contract administration for this project.

Sterling Street and Township Sanitary Sewer Improvements City of Sedro-Woolley, WA

Sanitary Sewer Design and Construction

Status:  Completed 2008

Cost:  $3.8 Million (PWTF and local funding)

Description:  Work performed by R&E on this project included initial conveyance analysis, preliminary plans, budget analysis, construction plans and specifications, project inspection, and contract administration.  This project included installation of 7,300 lineal feet of 30-inch and 36-inch sanitary sewer, 7,300 lineal feet of 6-inch re-use water line, road reconstruction, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and ADA pedestrian facilities.

Water System Improvements, City of Lynden, WA

Water Systems Design

Status:  Completed

Cost:  $8 million included DWSRF and USDA funds.

Description: Scope of work included planning, design, permitting, funding administration, contract administration, and construction management. This was a very innovative and successful project, with the purpose of converting the City’s water supply from a gravity system with elevated tanks to a closed pumping system, without disrupting water service, and increasing the CT while reducing the amount of chlorine in the distribution system. The project consisted of:

  1. Upgrading the raw water pumps at the Nooksack River and installing an emergency power supply.
  2. Constructing a 6-million gallon welded steel storage tank including a cathodic protection system and a dedicated fill line from the nearby treatment plant.
  3. Complete rehabilitation of an existing 3-million gallon welded steel water tank including a cathodic protection system and 1-mile of 16” dedicated fill line from the treatment plant.
  4. Installation of D.I. 16”, 18” and 24” piping and fittings at the water treatment and Booster pump station.
  5. Installing four new pumps at the water treatment plant to fill the two reservoirs from the clearwell.
  6. Constructing a 7,000 gpm booster pump station with variable frequency drives and auxiliary chlorination system at the 6-million gallon tank.
  7. Constructing a 4,000 gpm booster pump station with variable frequency drives, auxiliary chlorination system and emergency power supply at the 3-million gallon tank.
  8.  Modifications to the existing water treatment plant, including new filter controls chemical feed system and emergency power supply.
  9. Modifying water treatment plant piping to work with the new pumping system and convert from the old gravity tank system to the new system.
  10. Modifying the distribution system to provide change over the water transmission lines from the old gravity tanks to the new pumping plants.  This included several thousand feet of 12” – 24” ductile iron pipe.
  11. Installing a complete SCADA system linking all components with fiber optic and backup radio controls.
  12. Decommissioning and removal of two old elevated water tanks located at the middle school grounds.
  13. Developing the CT reporting system on an excel spreadsheet.

East Division Street Waterline Replacement Project, Skagit County PUD #1, WA

Water System Grant Prep and Design

Status: Completed 2011

Cost: This project will be constructed by Skagit PUD #1

Description: R&E in coordination with Skagit PUD #1 designed approximately 1000 LF of new 12” DI water line to replace an existing 12” AC line. Design elements included: reconnection to existing system, restrained joints, thrust blocking, connecting to and new service connections, hydrant connections, construction and component detailing in accordance with Skagit PUD #1 & City of Mount Vernon standards. Additionally, R&E will be providing support during construction operations for field modifications as necessary.

Well 5.1, City of Blaine, WA

Well Design and Construction Management

Status: Completed

Construction Cost: $117,000

Description: This project was for the commissioning of Well 5.1, Blaine, Washington. Work included installation of an enclosed pump house, wellhead assembly, associated electrical needs, approximately 1,500 lineal feet of 8-inch water main, and other work necessary to bring a significant source on-line for the Blaine water system.

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