The 2004 Bond Program provided funding for improvements to widen Precinct Line Road from two-lanes to four-lanes from State Highway 10 to Concho Trail including a new four lane bridge over Walker Branch and intersection improvements at Trinity Boulevard. This project includes reconstructed travel lanes, left and right turn lanes, storm drain improvements, sidewalks, railroad crossing, bridge and traffic signal improvements.
Under these change orders, TxDOT's contractor, Haydon Building Corp, will be compensated for temporary pavement quantity overruns, and delay claims resulting from franchise utility conflicts and constructability issues with the design plans. These claims consist of 3 months of additional barricades, signs, and traffic handling, water service, material price escalations, and standby equipment costs. These items affected the critical construction path and prevented the contractor from continuing construction in an efficient manner. TxDOT and the contractor engaged in a mediation process to arrive at a settlement for the expenses associated with these unanticipated delays. An additional 90 working days will be added to the contract. Staff considers the cost for this change order to be fair and reasonable for the proposed roadway construction.
Previous M&Cs approved by City Council for the Walker Branch Bridge Project (City Project No. 00105): C-20868, 7/26/05; C-26154, 3/19/13; and C-27891, 8/30/16, and administratively approved change orders for this project authorized total payments to TxDOT in the amount of $626,403.47. This change order will authorize payment to TxDOT in the amount of $424,578.94 for Change Order Nos. 38, and 47 - 51.
Previous M&Cs approved by City Council for the Precinct Line Road Project (City Project No. 00147): C-26154, 3/19/13; and C-27830, 8/2/16, and administratively approved change orders for this project authorized total payments to TxDOT in the amount of $2,898,207.66. The Water Department also paid TxDOT the amount $70,000.00 for Change Order No. 12 (M&C C-28093, 1/31/17). This change order will authorize payment to TxDOT in the amount of $52,068.14 for Change Order Nos. 43, 45, and 46.
The total payment to TxDOT for both projects is $476,647.08 and increases the City contribution to $4,071,258.21.
The overall City project budget is $4,296,974.05 for Precinct Line Road (City Project No. 00147) and $1,292,000.45 for the Walker Branch Bridge (City Project No. 00105). The total project budget is $17,357,207.50 and includes federal participation of $7,249,075.00, state participation of $1,790,158.00, and Tarrant County participation of $2,729,000.00.
The completion of this project will have no significant impact on the general fund operating budget.
Construction was substantially complete in July 2017. Funding for these change orders is being provided from the 2004 Capital Improvement Program.
The project is in COUNCIL DISTRICT 5.This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: (Texas Department of Transportation TxDOT).