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November 20XX Justina Crowley Manager Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Suite 900 Government Plaza Philadelphia PA Dear Ms. Crowley XJM Engineering Ltd. is pleased to submit this proposal in response to your RFP for the Tolliver Bridge Replacement infrastructure renewal project. XJM Engineering Ltd. is uniquely qualified to oversee this project and complete it on time and within budget. We strongly believe our proposal has been thoroughly outlined and will meet or exceed all of your expectations and requirements. We will call you to schedule meeting on December 20XX Thank you for your consideration and for putting your trust in XJM Engineering Ltd. Sincerely Marcus Herrera Senior Project Manager XJM Engineering Ltd. 484 555 5599 ext. Marcus.Herrera@XJM Engineering.com www.XJM Engineering.com November 20XX Tolliver Bridge Replacement Plan
Prepared for. Justina Crowley Manager Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Prepared by. Marcus Herrera Senior Project Manager The State of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has requested bid for the replacement of the antiquated Tolliver Bridge. Summary of Work Requested Replace the current obsolete two lane Tolliver Bridge with dual span structure of four traffic lanes two in each direction and one northbound auxiliary lane and one southbound auxiliary lane for merging exiting traffic. Improve expand drainage and approach roadway exit entry transitions to bridge. Construct pedestrian bicycle walkway on the north side of the new bridge connecting to existing paths on either side.
Mitigate environmental impacts from construction to protect the Tolliver River. Company Background XJM Engineering Ltd. has forty years of experience in civil engineering projects ranging from building major highway interchanges to constructing double decker bridges. See our website for catalog of the projects we have achieved. 85% of our projects come from repeat customers. Personnel Margaret Madsen Senior Project Manager Jagger Smith Senior Engineer David Davenport Senior Engineer William Oliver Senior Construction Supervisor Finn Babinski Senior Construction Supervisor Benefits
The current bridge was constructed in 1962. It is obsolete and has been declared at risk of failure due to heavy use well beyond its original projected lifespan of fifty years. The new bridge will expand the current route from two lanes to four increasing traffic capacity and safety for vehicles and will add safe separate path for bicyclists and pedestrians encouraging more commuting by bicycle and walking within our city. Milestones Plan Complete and Public Notified of Bridge Closure February Site Barriers and Detour Signs in Place March Site Preparation Begins March Removal of Old Bridge Begins August Construction of New Bridge Begins December New Bridge Span in Place October New Bridge Opens to Traffic April
Management XJM Engineering Ltd. will oversee the work of multiple contractors during the course of this three year project. Expected Results The new bridge will alleviate traffic congestion allow larger trucks to pass over it instead of detouring through nearby towns and create new safe route for pedestrians and bike riders. A. General Information XJM Engineering Ltd. will act as general contractor for this project overseeing all aspects of subcontractor work for the Tolliver Bridge Replacement Project. Subcontractors and responsibilities are listed below. B. Subcontractors The following expert subcontractors will work on this project. Name Work Contract Phone Website
AAA Road Engineers All earthmoving and road building work including final asphalt and striping tasks 555 972 4300 AAARoadEngineers.com Penn Deconstructi on Services Removal and recycling of old bridge structure 555 972 9282 PennDeconstruct.com Bascom Bridge Technology Construction and installation of new bridge 555 303 1110 BascomBridgeTech.com Williams Wiring Electrical cables over bridge electric signs and solar power box 555 932 3322 WilliamsWiring.com EverPenn Earthworks Landscaping and planting in final phase 555 452 9412 EverPennEarthworks.com BigWorld Architects Project blueprints and specifications 555 303 3195 BigWorldArchitects.com C. Plan Summary 1. Plan Description Plan and provide signage for detour deconstruct and remove old Tolliver Bridge replace it with new lane+ pedestrian bicycle path bridge widen PA 160 to bridge build access ramps landscape site and install signage.
2. Plan Goals 3. Milestone Summary Project Objective Plan Methodology Remove bottleneck of narrow bridge from highway Replace antiquated two lane bridge with new four lane bridge and widen access accordingly Create safe route for pedestrians and bicycles Add protected pedestrian bike walkway to each side of bridge construct path in adjacent areas to connect to existing foot bicycle paths Replace outdated unsafe structures with ones that will work for the future The new bridge’s predicted lifespan is years Take advantage of current federal grants for infrastructure funding The state has already secured the grant and XJM Engineering Ltd. will begin this project as soon as we receive final approval from Pennsylvania DOT and other parties Milestone Expected Dates Plan Complete and Public Notified of Bridge Closure February Site Barriers and Detour Signs in Place March
Site Preparation Begins March Removal of Old Bridge Begins August Construction of New Bridge Begins December New Bridge Span in Place October New Bridge Opens to Traffic April Resources
Plan Risks Resource Purpose PKM Equipment Rentals Supplier of heavy equipment to be leased as needed PennCo Asphalt Supplier of asphalt Sureway Cement and Gravel Supplier of cement and gravel products Variety of state inspectors Inspectors from various departments will be needed to approve work so we can pass from one stage to the next Risk Backup Plan 1 Work slowdown or stoppage due to extreme weather such as thunderstorms flooding and blizzards Unfortunately the weather cannot be controlled but if it happens we will work more hours to make up as best we can for lost time.
2 Work slowdown or stoppage due to lack of vital materials such as cement and steel We have experienced problems in the past due to worldwide shortages of certain materials. When we can we will purchase materials well in advance of need and identify several suppliers instead of only one 3 Stoppage due to major accident on site. XJM Engineering Ltd. has stellar safety record and will insist that subcontractors meet our standards in all areas to protect workers and equipment. The Tolliver Bridge lies in rural section of PA 160 state highway. The highway is four lanes wide in this section but must narrow to two lanes to pass over the old two lane bridge. The load limit of the bridge makes it unsafe for large trucks and pedestrians and bike riders must share the traffic lanes with vehicles. This Impact Statement deals with transportation impacts. For environmental impacts on the Franklin River see the Environmental page. Description of Impact The replacement of the Tolliver Bridge will necessitate detour from PA 160 through the nearby town of Johnstown for period of approximately months. This may cause considerable congestion in and around that city but the project is necessary to update the state highway and prepare for the future. Methods for Determination of Impact
As this is rural bridge the only method we used to determine impact was to calculate daily traffic over the existing bridge. To do this traffic counter strips were laid across the road at the eastern side of the bridge and attached to recording boxes Traffic was counted for two months July 20XX which is considered the highest for vehicular traffic and October 20XX which is considered low travel month. The average daily vehicle traffic was making monthly average of approximately 616 vehicles per month or 386 per year. It should be noted that of these vehicles approximately 40% are commercial trucks weighing two tons or more. In comparison traffic was counted on the Main Street of Johnstown during the same months. Average daily traffic there was vehicles which were 80% passenger cars and trucks 20% commercial vehicles weighing two tons or more. Impact Comparison As this bridge is in rural section of Pennsylvania on modestly used highway the impact to the state as whole can be judged to be minimal. However the city of Johnstown may find the impact of increased traffic especially large trucks to be quite substantial. Remediation of Impact There is no remedy for re routing traffic during the bridge replacement project. However the traffic from PA 160 need not be routed down Main Street in Johnstown. Instead we should consider routing it down in bypass down Oak Leaf Road Bender Lane and Road all rural routes. This would impact far fewer people and commercial properties. Next Steps Some local merchants in Johnstown have expressed an interest in keeping the detour route through the heart of their city in hopes that drivers and passengers may choose to stop and shop or eat in restaurants there. The final detour route must still be determined.
To prepare the site for removal of the old bridge and installation of the new span the following steps must be taken. Removal of utilities from current bridge site Electric cables and water lines are connected to the old bridge and must be removed with service remaining intact for customers. Current bridge span removed An additional temporary access road will need to be constructed to allow removal of bridge sections. Removal of trees and rocks from banks to prepare ground surface for new bridge With two more lanes and separate pedestrian bike path the new bridge is thirty feet wider than the old bridge. Preparation of wider highway lanes and two access routes to new bridge PA 160 narrows from four lanes to two approximately feet on either side of the bridge. The existing four lanes must now be extended to join up with the new four lane bridge. This will necessitate some earth moving and removal of vegetation.
Preparation for pedestrian bike path to bridge On the north side of the bridge new pedestrian bike path must be cleared to connect to the existing path along PA 160. Like many areas of the United States the infrastructure in Pennsylvania especially in rural areas is in desperate need of repair and updating. Our bridges and roads are in particularly bad shape. We hope the Tolliver Bridge will be the first of many bridges to be replaced with new infrastructure investment. The list of the top four most badly needed bridge replacements in order of need due to deterioration is. Tolliver Bridge Located in rural Cambria County and the subject of this proposal. Tolliver Bridge forces narrowing of state highway and is unsafe for pedestrians bicyclists and trucks with heavy loads.
Bridge Located on Pennsylvania Route 3. Supports for this bridge do not allow for higher trucks to pass through and entire bridge structure has been damaged by blows from passing trucks and ships. Pitt Bridge Located on US 19. Bridge supports are crumbling and may fail in the near future. Bridge Located on PA 171. Several support beams are severely rusted and may break soon. Summary This is only partial list of bridges that should be replaced. Roads and utilities need attention too. We urge the state of Pennsylvania to make maximum use of the current federal programs for infrastructure improvement. The following is our projected schedule. Description Start Date End Date
Detailed Plan Complete and Posted on State DOT Site November February Public Notified of Bridge Closure February February Site Barriers and Detour Signs in Place February March Site Preparation earth moving removal of vegetation March August Removal of Old Bridge August November Construction of New Bridge December October Widening of Highway to Match Bridge October January Final Landscaping Road Surface Work and Pedestrian Bike Path Connections January April Detour Signs and Barriers Removed New Bridge Opens to Traffic April April