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The City of Clarksburg has been remediating 10 road slip projects due to embankment failures throughout the City of Clarksburg. There are 7 active or completed projects and 3 projects that are being monitored throughout the 2018-2019 winter season.
The Request For Proposals for engineering services on all slips went out April 13, 2018 and all proposals were due by April 30, 2018. All of the Engineers who provided proposals were interviewed the week of May 10, 2018 by the City Administration. Each Engineering Firm that was interviewed was assigned 2 slip remediation projects. Clarksburg City Council approved Ascent Consulting and Engineering at their regularly scheduled Council meeting held on May 17, 2018, while all other project Engineers were approved during Council’s meeting on June 7, 2018. Project Engineers that were approved at the June, 7 2018 Council meeting were: Hornor Brothers Engineers, Terradon Corporation, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., The Thrasher Group, and Ascent Consulting and Engineering.
Magnolia Street off of Milford Street Slip Remediation Project
The Slip remediation project of Magnolia Street, below Milford Street was competitively bid in August/September of 2018. A pre-bid meeting was held September 11, 2018 in the City Manager’s conference room. This pre-bid meeting allowed for contractors who have taken interest in the project to review the scope of the project with both city officials and Hornor Brothers Engineers, the Engineer on the project. A bid opening was held September 18, 2018 where 2 bids were received. Wolfe’s Excavating was awarded the bid as they were the lowest responsible bidder for the project. Clarksburg City Council approved the bid by Wolfe’s Excavating on September 20, 2018, and a contract signing took place on October 4, 2018 where a Notice to Proceed was also issued. Construction of the project consisted of 1,100 square feet of a large modular block retaining wall, unclassified excavation, clean drainage aggregate, drainage piping and structures, chain link fence, seeding and mulching, and temporary erosion and sediment controls. The project was completed in late early November of 2018. Total cost of the project, including engineering, was $126,963.