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ON-SYSTEM BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM, VERNON, NATCHITOCHES AND RAPIDES PARISH, LAReplacement of four (4) structurally deficient bridges on the state system.  Ballard CLC, Inc. prepared all Preliminary and Final road plans for this project.  The bridge designs were completed by the LA Department of Transportation & Development.

 

OFF-SYSTEM BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, RAPIDES PARISH, LAFour (4) reinforced concrete slab span bridges and/or culverts serving stream crossings on Plantation Road, Donahue Ferry Road, and Schoolhouse Road in Rapides Parish, LA.  The work involved demolition of existing structures, hydraulic analyses, topographic and right-of-way surveys, and design of the new structures as required under the Preliminary and Final Plan phases of the contract.

 

OFF-SYSTEM BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, ALLEN PARISH, LAFour (4) reinforced concrete slab span bridges and/or box culverts serving highway crossings at the West Fork of Caney Creek, North Creek, Monk Road, and Morris Branch in Allen Parish, LA.  The work involved demolition of existing structures, hydraulic analyses, right-of-way surveys (including preparation of right-of-way maps), and design of the new structures as required under the Preliminary and Final Plan phases of the contract.

 

OFF-SYSTEM BRIDGES, RAPIDES PARISH, LAReplacement of four (4) structurally deficient bridges with reinforced concrete box culverts, and pipe culverts.  The project included the demolition of the existing structures and hydraulic analysis.

 

OFF-SYSTEM BRIDGES, RAPIDES PARISH, LAReplacement of four (4) structurally deficient bridges with two (2) pre-cast concrete spans totaling 245 LF in length and two (2) 84" reinforced concrete pipe crossings.  The project included demolition of the existing structures and hydraulic analyses.  The firm provided all required surveying and design services.

 

BAYOU SCIE BRIDGES, ROUTE LA 1216, SABINE PARISH, LAReplacement of four (4) structurally deficient bridges with reinforced concrete slab span bridges over Bayou Scie and Lewis Creek in Sabine Parish, LA.  Work included hydraulic study to determine bridge lengths, road reconstruction and overlay.  The firm prepared Preliminary and Final Plans.

 

UNIVERSITY STREET BRIDGE, ALEXANDRIA, LAA 120 ft. span, 2-lane pre-stressed concrete bridge over the Chatlin Lake Canal.  The project included removal of the existing structure, renovation and/or replacement of existing piling supports, a walkway, and extensive hydraulic analyses.  The firm provided all technical services including surveying, design, and inspection.

 

LA 28 EAST BRIDGE, PINEVILLE, LA:  A 200 ft. Long, 4-lane, 4-span pre-stressed concrete bridge over Bayou Marie featuring horizontal curvature and staged construction of a 78 ft. wide deck.  The firm provided all services required for the design of the bridge including hydraulic analyses.

 

LA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT, CADDO PARISH, LAFinal plan preparation for a railroad over Interstate 20 and approximately 2700 feet of new railroad including bridge over Interstate 20 and approximately 2700 feet of new railroad including several city street intersections.  The bridge consisted of 4 spans totaling 338 feet in length.  The bridge was designated as a "through girder" bridge consisting of steel plate girders, steel floor beams, and a concrete deck.

 

ROUTE US 165, RAPIDES PARISH, LAWidening and reconstruction of an 8.3 mile long section of US 165 between Woodworth and Alexandria.  The project involved 3 types of highway design: 5-lane urban section with subsurface drainage, 4-lane urban section with raised median, and 4-lane rural section with depressed median.  It also included thirteen (13) pre-stressed concrete bridges totaling 1,940 LF in length and extensive hydraulic studies.  Ballard CLC provided all technical services required including Right-of-Way Surveys and Maps, Preliminary Plans, and Final Plans.

 

ROUTES US 167, LINCOLN & JACKSON PARISHES:  Prepare final roadway plans for 8.4 km of US 167. Added 6.7 km of two lane to the existing 2 lanes and 1.7 km of a 5 lane urban section.  Project included final roadway plans, drainage, and quantities establishing final rights-of-way.  Plans were done in metric format.

 

LA 8 - TEXAS LINE TO CANEY, VERNON PARISH, LAPreparation of Preliminary and Final Plans of reconstruction of 9.2 miles of LA 8 in Vernon Parish, LA.  This project involved widening of existing roadway as well as new alignment to meet design criteria, open channel drainage design and hydraulic calculations, geometric design of several intersections, earthwork and cross sections.  These plans were prepared in Metric format, as required.

 

STATE ROUTE 10 IN OAKDALE, OAKDALE, LA:  A new 3.2 mile, 5-lane urban roadway in Oakdale, LA.  This project featured numerous intersections with city streets, a subsurface drainage system, and at-grade railroad crossing, and intersection with US 165.  The firm prepared Preliminary and Final Plans.

 

INTERSTATE ROUTE I-49 COORDINATOR, ALEXANDRIA, LABallard CLC was retained in June, 1984 to furnish technical assistance and advice to the City of Alexandria on matters pertaining to the construction of Interstate Route I-49 through the city.  The firm’s responsibilities included the review of plans and specifications, monitoring of schedules and construction activities, coordination between city officials and the state highway department, and development of alternatives concerning city-owned facilities impacted or affected by the project.

 

INTERSTATE ROUTE I-49:

¨ (SECTION AU-2), ALEXANDRIA, LASurveys and staking of a 0.5 mile long section of I-49 at the Willow Glen Overpass; the work included layout of a borrow pit for earth fill.

¨ (SECTION 2), ALEXANDRIA, LAA 2,200 ft. long 4-lane, depressed median rural section of route I-49.  The project featured several access ramps servicing an interchange with US 71 (MacArthur Drive).  Ballard CLC provided all technical services required for preparation of Final Plans.

¨ (SECTION 7), SHREVEPORT, LAA 1,400 ft. long section of Interstate Route I-49.  The project included a 1,700 ft. long retaining wall ranging in height from 14 ft. to 38 ft. and the relocation of a 1,000 ft. section of city street.  The retaining wall required three (3) types of foundation design: spread footings, pile supports, and counterforts with pile supports.  Ballard CLC provided all technical services required for preparation of Final Plans.

¨ (SECTION 9), RAPIDES PARISH, LAA 4.3 mile long section of Interstate Route I-49 between Meeker and Boyce NW of Alexandria.  The project included the relocation of 1 mile of LA 1; a “diamond” interchange and twin 200 ft. long concrete girder bridges at the intersection of Parish Road 23; and parallel bridge spans, 1,400 ft. and 1,600 ft. long over the Missouri-Pacific railroad.  Crossing the track at a 16 degree angle, this bridge was designed as a combination of pre-stressed concrete and steel plate girder units.  Ballard CLC work included Topographic Surveys, Preliminary Plans, Right-of-Way Surveys and Maps, and Final Plans.  The firm provided all of the technical expertise required.

¨ (SECTION MB-10), RAPIDES PARISH, LAA 400 ft. Long, 2-lane, 4-span continuous welded steel girder bridge carrying LA 1 over I-49.  Ballard CLC provided all services required for the design of the bridge, including hydraulic analyses, as a subcontractor to the prime A/E (Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix & Hixson of Alexandria, LA).

¨ (SECTION 23), SHREVEPORT, LA        Relocation of 2,700 ft. of railroad.  The project included a 340 ft. Bridge across I-20 featuring a 4-span, thru-plate girder system with a cast-in-place concrete deck and foundations consisting of 6 ft. drilled shafts with concrete pipe at the end bents.  The track work included one switch relocation and two grade crossings.  Ballard CLC provided all services required for preparation of construction plans.

 

US 165 IMPACTS, PROCTER & GAMBLE MANUFACTURING CO., PINEVILLE, LABallard CLC evaluated impacts which could result from the expansion of a highway contiguous to a large manufacturing operation.  Proposed highway department plans called for the absorption of part of the plant’s property including a segment of the main entrance.  After careful analysis, the firm developed alternatives which minimized these impacts.  The alternatives were approved by the Highway Department.

 

ROUTES US 71/US 165/US 167, ALEXANDRIA, LAA Corridor Study to determine the feasibility of widening a 3 mile long section of urban highway on the northwest side of Alexandria.  The corridor included a connection with the North Traffic Circle, an interchange with route I-49, a bridge over the Red River, and other rail/traffic artery crossings.  The study found that the 2-lane O.K. Allen bridge across the Red River was inadequate and recommended that it be replaced with parallel spans using segmental concrete box girder construction.  Fort Buhlow, a major historical site, and other public facilities adjacent to the corridor required careful evaluation of any potential impacts.  Ballard CLC’ conducted all work including data research, cost estimating, analysis, and preparation of presentation graphics.

 

ROUTE LA 13, EVANGELINE PARISH, LAWidening and reconstruction of a 13 mile section of rural highway running between the communities of Reddell and Turkey Creek.  Ballard CLC provided all technical services required for preparation of Preliminary and Final Plans for the roadway segment of the project.

 

MEMORIAL DRIVE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS AT LEE STREET, ALEXANDRIA, LAReconstruction of 200 LF of Memorial Drive at Coldstream Avenue and construction of drainage improvements including storm sewer pipe ranging from 18" RCP to 54" RCP as well as 615 LF of 8' X 5' RC Box Culvert.  The project included the relocation of utilities, topographic surveys and right-of-way surveys.  The firm prepared Preliminary and Final Plans.

 

HEYMAN LANE IMPROVEMENTS, ALEXANDRIA, LA:  Reconstruction of 6,700 LF of Heyman Lane from Coliseum Blvd. To Jackson Street.  The project included drainage improvements, relocation of utilities, right-of-way surveys and topographic surveys.  The firm prepared Preliminary and Final Plans.

 

SOUTH TRAFFIC CIRCLE INTERCHANGE, ALEXANDRIA, LATwin 400 LF pre-stressed concrete girder bridges elevating US 171/167 (MacArthur Drive) over US 165 (Masonic Drive) in urban Alexandria.  The project included 1.25 miles of reconstruction and overlay of 4-lane highway with depressed median (US 71), a 3,000 LF linkup of Masonic Drive, ramps, bridge approaches, and reconstruction of frontage roads.  Intersection analysis and maintenance of traffic during construction were major elements of the design process.

 

JACKSON STREET IMPROVEMENTS, ALEXANDRIA, LAReconstruction and widening of 3,000 LF of Jackson Street from Bolton Avenue to 24th Street.  The project included drainage improvements and relocation of utilities.  The firm provided all professional services, including surveying.

 

MONROE STREET IMPROVEMENTS, ALEXANDRIA, LAReconstruction of 1,500 LF of Monroe Street.  The project included improvements to the Bolton Avenue/Monroe Street intersection and the storm drainage system.  The firm provided engineering and surveying services.

 

LOUISE STREET IMPROVEMENTS, ALEXANDRIA, LAReconstruction of an arterial city street and major intersection.  The project involved subsurface drainage improvements, pavement re-design, curb and gutter replacements, and relocation of gas and water mains.  The firm supplied engineering design, surveys, and monitored construction activities.

 

DOLET HILLS HAUL ROAD, MANSFIELD, LA6,000 LF of industrial access road serving the coal storage yard at an electric generating plant.  The work included drainage improvements and a concrete containment structure for the coal reclamation system.  The firm provided surveys, engineering, and construction inspection.

 

MEMORIAL DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS - PHASE I & II, ALEXANDRIA, LAReconstruction of a 3-lane arterial thoroughfare adjacent to a major urban mall.  The scope of the project included subsurface drainage, redesign of pavement, and replacement of curb and gutter along with affected traffic controls.  Work included surveys and inspection of construction activities.

 

MAGAZINE ACCESS ROAD BRIDGE, NAS, NEW ORLEANS, LAA 24' x 115' long prestressed concrete bridge providing access to base ammunition storage areas.  The design of the 2-lane bridge and roadway approaches (300 ft.) was completed after an analysis of alternate types was conducted.  The 6-span structure is supported by concrete pilings and carries utility conduits.  The work included demolition of an existing bridge, relocation of drainage systems, and maintenance of vehicular and utility service during construction.

 

XAVIER STREET IMPROVEMENTS, ALEXANDRIA, LAPavement and subsurface drainage improvements to 700 LF of an industrial access thoroughfare.  The scope of the project included relocation of affected gas and water mains.  The work involved engineering designs, surveys, and monitoring of construction activity.

 

TODD HOLLINGSWORTH ROAD, RAPIDES PARISH, LA:  A new 0.5 mile long access road connecting US 165 with the Coughlin Industrial Park in Tioga.  The project included a grade level railroad crossing and a roadway section designed to carry loadings and impacts expected from heavy trucks.  Ballard CLC provided all survey, engineering, and drafting services required for the preparation of Preliminary Plans, Final Plans, and Contract Documents.

 

INTERSTATE ROUTE I-91 BRIDGE, HARTFORD, CTWidening of a 1,700 ft. span, steel plate girder bridge crossing the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT.  The project involved structural analysis of the existing bridge, a feasibility study, and design of the necessary modifications to the sub-structure and super-structure.  Ballard CLC furnished the requisite structural engineering expertise as a subcontractor to the Prime A/E (C.E. Maguire, Inc. Of New Britain, CT).

 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS, ALEXANDRIA, LAReconstruction and repaving of sections of Jill Street, Jacob’s Alley, and 12th Street in Alexandria.  The firm provided all survey, design and inspection services.

 

LAUREL STREET IMPROVEMENTS, MARKSVILLE, LAReconstruction of a 1-block section of Laurel Street including relocation of all utility services and design of sidewalks.  The firm conducted surveys and provided all design and construction monitoring services.

 

LA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT, RAPIDES PARISH, LA:  Preliminary and final plan preparation for 4.64 miles of Interstate 49 including a bridge over Parish Road 23, relocation of 1.0 mile section of LA 1, and dual 1600' long bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

BAYOU DULAC ROAD, BUNKIE, LAWidening and reconstruction of a 1 mile long section of urban highway in northern Bunkie, LA.  The scope of the project involved Topographic Surveys, Preliminary Plans, and Final Plans.  Ballard CLC furnished all required technical services including surveying, design, and construction inspection.

 

MOREAUVILLE – PLAUCHEVILLE ROAD, AVOYELLES PARISH, LA:  Reconstruction of two mile section of rural 2-lane parish road in South Avoyelles Parish.  The project included developing design criteria based on difficult soil/fill conditions as well as phasing required by funding.

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