- Project Dates: FEB 2010 - MAY 2010
- Contract Amount: $19,125
- Civil Engineering
Barajas and Associates (BAI) were contracted through the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), to repair approximately 8 miles of two-wheel drive high clearance vehicle roadway for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Southern Nevada. The purpose of the project was to eliminate alternative routes in order to protect the sensitive environment while improving public access to enjoy the unique environment. The existing roadway suffered from water erosion issues and damage from use, it was poorly marked, and critical habitat for an endangered species was being damaged from off-road vehicles.
Under BAI, SBCC was contracted to prepare the work plan, which included the following items:
- 3D drawings of the 8-miles of roadway and specifications to improve the vertical and horizontal curves. The drawings were used for construction, material takeoffs, and served as the as-builds. 50% and 100% design reviews were completed with no major comments received;
- Hydraulic analysis of critical section and erosion control design mitigation;
- New fence, barrier and sign details to prevent access to critical habitat and to clearly mark the roadway;
- Determining the construction boundaries to prevent damaging habitat;
- Identifying and specifying rehabilitation of damaged habitat;
- Balancing 7,500 cubic yards of cut/fill within the project boundaries;
- Securing a 404 permit for the project.
The contract was funded by BLM utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. The work plan was completed in four months (from contract award to a final work plan including the 404 permit) for $19,125 - on-schedule and on-budget. BLM Reno, Nevada contracting officers have stated this was the smoothest project they have facilitated.