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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.
In the spring of 2018, the street was closed at the location due to unsafe conditions. The Ascension/Brannon Slip Remediation Project was advertised for competitive bid on August 30, 2018 and September 6, 2018. A pre-bid meeting took place September 11, 2018 in the City Manager’s conference room. A pre-bid meeting allows contractors who have taken interest in a project to review the scope of the project with both city officials and Hornor Brothers Engineers, the Engineer on the project. A bid opening also took place in the conference room on September 18, 2018, where 2 bids were received. Alan Stone Company was the lowest responsible bidder, and was awarded the bid by City Council on September 20, 2018. A contract signing took place on October 2, 2018 and a Notice to Proceed was issued. The project consisted of the construction of 1,200 linear feet of steel pile with 1,248 square feet of concrete lagging retaining wall, unclassified excavation, clean drainage aggregate, drainage pipe and structures, seeding and mulching, temporary erosion and sediment controls. The cost of the project to date, including engineering, is $425,129.63. The Ascension/Brannon Slip Remediation Project is eligible for reimbursement by FEMA. 75% will be provided through federal funds and 25% will be reimbursed through state funds.