Contractor is has progressed well and is now a head on the scheduled time. Contractor continues to set the bar high and continues to address issues with the local residents in the area. These items along with Harwin Change order were discussed in a progress meeting conducted on December 22, 2015. A summary of the contractor’s time and expenditure is as follows: the contractor is roughly 22.6% complete ($4,353,798.30), with 18.5% (121 days) of the time expired. Contractor has submitted Pay Estimate #4 for $1,095,633.14 and CobbFendley has reviewed the pay estimate and concurs with this amount.
Progress of Work
The Contractor is working on the south side of the project working on the northbound lane between US 59 and Bellaire placing roadway, sidewalk and driveways. Contractor is also placing storm line on Fondren to the south of the Harwin intersection. Currently the contractor is almost finished with the underground utilities on the East side and is preparing to construct final pavement and sidewalks before moving further north.
Traffic control has been set up starting south of the US 59 intersection and extending past Croton Road. Single lane closures have been set up at the Harwin Road intersection. The contractor has started to install the storm and the rest of the underground utilities at Harwin.
The Contractor will continue to focus on finishing the pavement at the southwest side of the project and the storm boxes from Harwin to Gulfton. The contractor took the holiday off and will resume work Monday morning January 4, 2016. Work will continue on Northbound Paving between US 59 and Bellaire and Storm line installation will continue to on Fondren south of the Harwin Intersection.
RFIs, Work Change Directives and Change Orders
The discovered AT&T line has not been relocated as of yet. This could cause a delay in the contract time. We are working closely with AT&T to get the line relocated.
Per Board request, we have been working on the Harwin west side additional design. We have used current bid items where possible and have added bid items as needed. We anticipate that the increase scope of work will also add days to the contract. At the time of this report the contractor had not completed the scheduled of values. If this changes we will let the board know in advance before presenting the change order information.