The most impressive aspect of this project is the speed with which KS Associates wrapped up design, managed the bidding process, and delivered construction plans to the contractor. - Mayor Eileen Bulan, City of Vermilion
Elyria, Ohio (PRWEB) August 20, 2015
At a Special City Council Meeting on May 11, 2015, KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, received a directive from the City of Vermilion to prepare design plans and perform bidding services for the resurfacing of Sailorway Drive, and to make sure the project was complete before the start of the 2015 school year. The contracting community in Northeast Ohio was already stressed with work, and KS Associates predicted it was going to be a challenge to make this happen in roughly 100 days.
Sailorway Drive is a main connector between the State Route 2 / State Route 60 corridor and the eastern part of the City, and the location of Vermilion High School and Sailorway Middle School. The Vermilion Local School District had recently relocated the last of its school facilities to the Sailorway campus, constructing the new Vermilion Elementary School at the northeast corner of Douglas Street.
Last resurfaced in 1998, the Sailorway asphalt pavement had exceeded its useful life and was sorely in need of repairs. The KS Associates team noted that, during engineering design, School Zone Signage and Pavement Markings were due for an update to enhance the safety of students. To further control vehicular movements, the City had established a No Parking Zone, and notification signage needed to be placed.
KS Associates delivered complete design documents to the City in three weeks and the project was advertised for bids on June 4, 2015. On June 19, 2015, three bids were received, with the low bid by Precision Paving being 20 percent below the engineer’s estimate. Precision Paving was authorized to proceed on July 1, 2015, and began construction activities on July 30, 2015.
Asphalt paving was completed on August 3, 2015, and new traffic signs were placed that same week.
According to City of Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan, “The most impressive aspect of this project is the speed with which KS Associates wrapped up design, managed the bidding process, and delivered construction plans to the contractor.”
The project was completed just in time for the start of the 2015 school year and the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Vermilion Elementary School, scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m., at 1285 Douglas St. in Vermilion.
About KS Associates, Inc.:
KS Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design, bidding and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, potable water, waste water and storm water; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; coastal engineering services; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services. KS Associates, Inc. is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information visit: http://www.ksassociates.com.