ROSEWICK ROAD SAGA- Denied Problems now Admitted?
Posted: 12 July 2008 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Friday, June 2, 2006     MD INDEPENDENT
Phase 1
to open June 5, 2006
The county began work on Phase 1 in October 2002.
Construction of the road by Jimmy Richards & Sons Excavating Inc. began in May 2005.

The 8,300-foot Phase 2 is lagging behind.
As of February, county officials said that the road was 10 months behind schedule, due to a protracted property purchasing process. The road required the purchase of 15 properties, five of which where acquired through condemnation.
Officials planned to open Phase 2 in spring 2007. However, the latest estimate is October 2007.

Friday, July 28, 2006       MD INDEPENDENT
six pending projects have slipped further behind schedule since the last staff update…Despite the delays, Beall said that the overall program remains on track.
We’re still on task for a 2008 completion,” Beall said….
The dualization of Rosewick Road between Washington Avenue and Radio Station Road in La Plata added another month to its 11-month delay.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2007         MD INDEPENDENT
Charles County’s road building program is staying on pace….. the dualization and extension of Rosewick Road.

Nov 28, 2007 Delusional Duck -everybody remember Phils pictures?
...the new County designed/built Rosewick Road extension that leads from Radio Station Road/Rosewick Road and connects to Smallwood Parkway; the bridge the County designed/built washed out during the last “severe” rainstorm we had…the rain washed all the dirt and support under the bridge pilings… they’ve brought in some specialist from West Virginia to shore the bridge up and come up with a plan to save and “fix” it without tearing down the whole thing and starting over… apparently the idea now is going to pour concrete under the whole thing and turn the stream there into a huge concrete culvert.
UPDATE: We were just contacted by a trusted source that our rumor is NOT true. More to follow as we learn the details. ….…
The Rosewick extension going east toward 488 is the section. If you are on that road you have to still turn at Radio Station even though the new road looks completed as far as the eye can see.
  *  A member of a contractor group has said the bridge was under- cut during the huge storm and has to be repaired. This is a new bridge…….
  * Sources tell be that the bridge referenced above was neither designed by or constructed by the county. It is located on the portion of the     extension of the St. Charles Parkway and there are NO problems with it.

*  The rumor can only be that. Certainly all of those people driving through the constuction site every day could attest that no one is filling the creek bottom with concrete. Besides, who would bring in a specialist from West Virginia to solve a problem of that magnitude when we have so many of those rocket scientists working for the county currently.

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Posted: 12 July 2008 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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POST 2- this is where you have to pay attention

Board Docs - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting - Tuesday, 02/05/2008 : all the following interoffice memos and change orders are this meetings docs.: note dates

County Government
1/16/08
Project Number . : 2125 Rosewick Road Extension
Sub Project Number: 3444 Ph III Land & ROW
Original Budget     Expenses       Revenues
Budget Amendments:  149,000.00         .00
Actual Expenses     195,000.00         .00
Encumbrances ..    98,940.13         .00
Remaining Balance:  245,059.87                       .00

INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM
January 10, 2007
SUBJECT: Rosewick Road Phase 2
Facchina PCO #5 & PCO #8
BTR 08-18

Attached are Potential Change Orders #5 & #8 to Facchina Construction Company construction
contract for the Rosewick Road Phase 2 project.
Potential Change Order #5 totaling 30,000.00 is for work specified in ADD -Alternate #6 of the
contract. This scope of work provides the necessary Storm Water Management to the referenced project at Station 330+50 to Station 319+50, as it was previously removed during the Value Engineering phase.
During Whitman Requardt and Associates Value Engineering review it was determined that the items included in this Change Order are required.
Potential Change Order #8 totaling 46,606.00 is for work specified in ADD -Alternate #5 of the
contract. This scope also provides the necessary Storm Water Management to the referenced project at Station 315+50 to Station 306+50, as it was previously removed during the Value Engineering phase.
During Whitman Requardt and Associates Value Engineering review it was determined that the items included in this Change Order are required.
These Potential Change Orders have been review by CIP Staff recommends approval of the
proposed change orders in conjunction with the necessary budget transfer between categories to cover this work..
It is hereby requested, in accordance with the revised Budget Policies and Delegated Authorities dated July 25, 2007, Melvin C. Beall, Jr., P.E., Director, approve the Change Orders, and forward the attached Budget Transfer Request #08-05 to The Full Board of County Commissioners. Please sign on the spaces provided on the attached documents and return to PGM/ CIP- T.


INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM
Art Swann, Program Manager
Capital Improvements Program - Transportation
Dottie White, Glenn G!an Acting Program Manager
Capital Improvement Program - Transportation

December 13, 2007
Rosewick Road Phase 2
Potential Change Order No.8
Add - Alternate # 5 Station 319+50 to Station 306+50
The PCO is for the proposed scope of work for furnishing and installing the following items as directed: ES-21 to a new median structure at station 316+85 ( I-59 ), and to ES-22. Also includes a new median structure at station 319+25(I-53).
Includes 134 LF of 14” X 23” ERCP and 181 ton of Rip Rap. This work includes 50 LF ofFlowable fill and pavement reconstruction. All pipe will be bedded, rip rap placed on fabric, pavement to be based into the surface course, then milled 10 LF at a minimum on each side of the pipe line and have the 2” surface course replaced.
Subsequent to the exclusion of these items from the Contract and the accepted VEP provided by Facchina, they are individually evaluated by County staff and the Engineering Consultant, and recommended for inclusion as warranted
It is a required scope of work to provide sediment and erosion control as designed by the approved plans and SCD permit.

(my remark:Wonder if this was in response to the speculation of erosion problems in Nov on Deluional Duck, above, the original order from Facchina was received on Nov 26, 2007)

On 9/27/2007 this change order:
VCI03-2-035

Rosewick Road Phase 2
9/27/2007
Facchina Construction Company

Add-Alternate #6 - Station 330+50 to Station 319+50
Inclusions:
The following items to be furnished and installed as directed: I Inlet, I Endwall, I End Section, 120 LF of24” RCP, 45 Ton s of Rip Rap.
(This work is located at 320+75 +-, and is the pipe run between ES-23, and EW-3 )
(my remark: this sounds like erosion problems here too- in September)


Board Docs - ) - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting - Tuesday, 04/15/2008
1.05 [9:00 a.m.] County Business - FY08 Budget Transfer Request, Capital Projects, Rosewick Road Phase 2, $175,000 (Ms. Deborah Hudson, Fiscal & Administrative Services)   
1.06 [9:00 a.m.] County Business - FY08 Budget Transfer Request, Capital Projects, Rosewick Road Phase 2, $143,000 (Ms. Deborah Hudson, Fiscal & Administrative Services)
1.07 [9:00 a.m.] County Business - FY08 Budget Transfer Request, Capital Projects, Rosewick Road Phase 2, $627,470 (Ms. Deborah Hudson, Fiscal & Administrative Services       BOARD DOC not there

Besides messed up Board Docs- there is no documentation provided to back up requests

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Posted: 12 July 2008 07:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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1.08 [2:30 p.m.] New Business: Approval of Minutes of April 15-16, 2008/Consent Agenda
Note: no minutes found found for this meeting on website


Wednesday, April 16, 2008       MD INDEPENDENT

removed $945,000 from the cross-county connector budget and put the dollars toward cost overruns for utilities relocations on the Rosewick Road improvement project between Radio Station Road and Washington Avenue….Questioned about the Rosewick cost overruns by the commissioners, Melvin C. Beall Jr., director of planning and growth management, said that his staff had underestimated how much the utility relocations would cost….Beall told the commissioners that the first phase of the railroad’s track upgrade would take place in the next few months, and would close Rosewick Road for two weeks.
Later in the fall, the road would be closed again for six weeks in order to install crossing signals for the upgraded, four-lane road.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008       MD INDEPENDENT


Rosewick Road will close June 23 at the Washington Avenue intersection and extend approximately 1.8 miles toward the Radio Station Road intersection. The road is scheduled to reopen July 28.

Board Docs - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting - Wednesday, July 09, 2008

FUND:
DEPARTMENT:
FYOI BUDGET TRANSFER REQUEST

AMOUNT ACCOUNT
Account Capital Services
Rosewick Road P 2 02.48.53.0450.000.2125.2450

$150,000

REASON BUDGET TRANSFER IS REQUESTED:
To cover Chanqe Order 8 to the Rosewick Road Phase2 Contract. This chanae order includes the unforeseen undercuts identified in the field by Geotech Firm Bob Taylor.


Jii.l>yBp; 200R 102 Centennial Street· Suite 201 • La Plata, Maryland 20646 • (240) 776-7000 • Fax: (240) 776-7001
July 1, 2008
Mr. Gene See, Project Engineer
KCI, 10 North Park Drive
Hunt Yalley, MD 21030-1846
Re: Rosewick Road Phase 2
Contract # YCI-03-2-035, C031
Subj: Additional Undercuts
Dear Mr. See:
In accordance with the General Provisions, Article 5, paragraph A we are putting the
county on notice of subsurface physical conditions that differ from those indicated in the
contract.
As previously noted in numerous correspondences there is a large area of unsuitable
material from station 345+00 to 355+00 that will need to be removed and replaced in
order to complete the work.
Bob Taylor Engineering, Inc., the geotechnical representative for Facchina Constructionhas recommended that we remove the unsuitable materials to an approved sub grade and
refill to above the water table with free draining bank run gravel. Based on our most
recent and your own independent geotechnical representatives test pitting operations we
anticipate a significantly larger quantity of unsuitables to be removed than the quantities
that we have been directed to use by the county on the PCO 013 Revised.
There have been estimated quantities for budgeting purposes provided in correspondence,
and more recently in PCO number 13, and 13 Revised. The revised quantity of 4000
cubic yards of unsuitable material to be removed and replaced through the use contingent
items in our estimation is greatly underestimated, and could easily exceed 10,000 cubic
yards of material.
Please consider this notice with the upmost importance as the project is now at a very
critical stage of construction, and any delay in the undercut work will only prolong the construction.

Board Docs - Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Legislative Day
My remark: yep, just 1 day later)

Attached is the necessary Budget Transfer Request, totaling $282,000.00, for the attached proposed change order and inspection allocation.

Facchina Constructions proposed change order #6, totaling $125,918.00, will allow Facchina to
construct the required sediment and erosion control devices as designed per the approved plans and Sediment and Erosion Control Permit. This Change Order also adds 50 days to the contract, resulting in the new contract completion date of 1/9/09.

Friday, July 11, 2008       MD INDEPENDENT

The expansion of Rosewick Road between Washington Avenue and Radio Station Road in La Plata is two years behind schedule and continues to require new funds to upgrade the roadbed and stormwater management system….transfer of $432,000 from other projects to fund additional work on Phase 2 of the Rosewick project……. finished in April 2009, two years after the original target completion date.


The majority of Wednesday’s transfer will be used to expand a stormwater containment pond for the road
‘‘Was this anticipated, unanticipated or what?” asked Commissioner Gary V. Hodge (love that quote don’t you?)

Phase 3:
$282,000, was left over from the county’s nearly complete third phase of Rosewick Road, which runs between Radio Station Road and St. Charles Parkway. (AND BUILT BY ACPT)

 


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Posted: 17 July 2008 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Great engineering!  Must be friends of Wayne’s.  To put this and other such projects into perspective, Hoover Dam was built in less time and came in early and under budget.

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Posted: 23 July 2008 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Rosewick Road Closure Extended through August 18 for Road
Improvements
Washington Avenue to Radio Station Road
The Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management
previously announced that a portion of Rosewick Road would be closed to all
through traffic beginning on Monday, June 23, 2008, and would reopen on or about
Monday, July 28, 2008. Due to scheduling delays for the track work, this closure
has been extended until Monday, August 18, 2008.
Rosewick Road will continue to be open to local traffic only from the
Washington Avenue intersection eastward approximately 0.3 miles to the railroad
tracks and from Radio Station Road westward approximately 0.4 miles towards the
railroad tracks. Only emergency vehicles will be provided access through the full
length of the road closure.
Signs are posted notifying the public of the closure and detour routes.
This closure may be extended if weather or other unforeseen circumstances
cause further construction delays.
For more information, please contact Brian Kagarise at 301-645-0596 or
Michael Snyder at 301-396-5829, Project Managers, in the Capital Services
Division.
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July 22, 2008

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