Summary:As a result of heavy rainfall during the January 2005 Winter Storms, PW #3118 was prepared in September 2005 for $656,222 to stabilize a slope failure in order to restore a portion of the pavement and unpaved shoulder along a section of Hillside Drive West near mile marker (MM) 0.12.The PW calls for a 155-foot long soldier pile wall, with piles 8 feet on-centers, and pre-cast reinforced concrete panels, along with provision for drainage behind the wall, as well as the restoration of the asphalt pavement.The County contends that the repair requires a cast-in-place reinforced concrete wall, soldier piles spaced 6 feet on-centers, as well as 232 feet of guardrail and 162 feet of 3-inch PVC pipe for drainage.The estimated total project cost requested in the second appeal is $1,095,168.
Issues: 1. Has the Applicant provided the necessary documentation to justify a change to the approved scope of work?
2.Does the information provided warrant an increase in the approved project costs?
Findings:1.No.The Applicant did not provide information in the second appeal to support a change in the scope of work to repair the damage caused by the declared incident.
2.No, the information provided by the Applicant indicates that this project is an Improved Project, and therefore the total eligible costs are limited to the approved estimate to restore the facility to its pre-disaster design.