Meadows of Dan: Quarterly Report—03/31/2005

Route 58 Corridor from Hillsville to Stuart

Quarterly Report


 January 1, 2005 thru March 31, 2005

Branch Highways Inc.

Quarterly Report Summary

This fifth quarterly report for the project includes activities within the time frame of January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2005.  The project team has been diligently working to ensure this phase of the project meets all requirements of the contract.

All design work, including the roadway and bridge plans, has been submitted, reviewed and approved for construction.  The plans have been modified to add the Intra-Farm Access Tunnel.  We are in the process of acquiring final signatures on the cover sheets of the plans.  Parcels of property acquired for grade changes are in the process of being transferred to VDOT.

Monthly CPM/Payment Schedule updates are being maintained and transmitted as per the contract.

 Permit obligations such as construction monitoring are on-going and reporting is being submitted to the appropriate agencies.  Stephen Walter, PTG, has filled the position of permitting agent that was vacated by Warren Gray.

 The project team has been increased by the addition of Espina Stone Company, furnish and install the masonry stone for the Blue Ridge Parkway Bridge, for this period.

 Most of the construction activities on the project have been temporarily halted due to the weather.  Project personnel are continuing to perform erosion control inspections and maintaining the erosion control devices as needed.

Construction activities in Work Area #1 (West End of project to Station 762+50) and Work Area #2 (Station 762+50 to 780+00 – Blue Ridge Parkway) includes work on the northern portion of the double box culvert.  Excavation of remaining material from the westbound lanes in Work Area #1 is in progress.

 Construction activities in Work Area #2 (Station 762+50 to 780+00 – Blue Ridge Parkway) consist of maintaining the erosion control devices.

 Construction activities in Work Area #3 (Blue Ridge Parkway Bridge) includes placement of the concrete for the parapets and backfilling of the abutments continues during this period.  Placement of the stone masonry for the bridge commenced during this quarter.

 Construction activities in Work Area #4 (Station 780+00 to East End of project) includes work on the intra-farm access tunnel.

 Construction activities in Work Area #5 (Wetlands Compensation Site) includes completion of the final grading and drainage outfall areas.  We have submitted the as-built grades to the Corps of Engineers for their review and approval.

 The project is currently on schedule to meet the substantial completion date of December 15, 2005.

 There were no material disputes or claims, actions or assertions against Contractor, the Project or Project Right of way, or Lien claims or stop notices filed or threatened to be filed by any Person for the period.

 The following attachment is a graph depicting the actual cumulative payment applications and the maximum cumulative payments allowed by contract.

 Also find attached are project progress photos for the period.


Work Area #1
Photograph taken from intersection of Route 600 South looking east


Work Area #1 & #2 – approximate Station 761+00
Photograph taken from Detour #11 looking at the northern end of the Double Box Culvert


Work Area #3 – Blue Ridge Parkway Bridge
Photograph taken from the Parkway detour looking west at the Parkway Bridge


 Work Area #4 – Intra-Farm Access Tunnel
Photograph taken from the north side of the tunnel looking south

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