Battle Lake Rd has had significant maintenance issues, and that McLennan County has applied various remedies to improve the pavement performance. Expansive soil swelling and shrinking is believed to be the primary cause of the poor performance, although other factors such as construction quality should be considered. The general purpose for this project is for Langerman Foster Engineering Company to provide pavement design and contruction recommendation options that allow the County to better evaluate the performance risks vs the initial costs of various pavement design options. The services performed will be for a lump sum of $23,480. This cost estimate will not be exceeded without prior approval form the Client.
BLUE BLUFF ROAD BRIDGE
Blue Bluff Bridge was identified by Road & Bridge Precinct 2 personnel as a bridge that received extreme damage in May of 2015 due to flood waters. During the incident period, rising and rapid flowing floodwaters in an unnamed tributary to the Brazos River south of Waco, Texas caused serious damages to rip rap protecting the south abutment of the bridge on Blue Bluff Road. There was a loss of large (24-inch diameter) stone rip rap and the scour of soil from under the rip rap and channel bed. Circumferential cracking at the south abutment appeared after the event from waterborne debris.
Working with the county engineer and personnel from Emergency Management, Precinct 2 received funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in the repairs.
This project includes all work necessary to repair the damaged bridge on Blue Bluff Road approximately 1.07 miles south of West Fredrick Street (FM-1860) south of Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
On January 17, 2017, Commissioners Court approved the recommendation from Commissioner Lester Gibson to award a contract to Beck-Reit Construction, Inc. to repair the Blue Bluff Bridge.
Work to be performed by Beck-Reit to repair the Blue Bluff Bridge includes:
• Replace Rock Rubble Rip-Rap eroded from channel and lock in with pumped concrete.
• Encase Support Columns with Steel Cover/Shell and Grouting to address micro-cracking in Columns.
• Excavate south approach, replace headwall, and replace base and roadway.
Blue Bluff Bridge Project
Due to the deterioration of the Blue Bluff Bridge it was slated for repair for Fiscal Year 2011. The structure of this bridge was deteriorating- the approaches were dug out and reinforced. The support pylon under the bridge were washing out around the base therefore making the structure weak. Rip Rap was hauled in, placed under the bridge, lined along the apron walls and placed around the pylon about 8 feet from the bottom to the top of the pylon to strengthen the bridge. The project was started around February 18, 2011 and was completed at around April 4, 2011.
Battle Lake Bridge
Battle Lake Bridge was built due to the collapse of the 1935 box culvert structure in April of 2005. This bridge was built in cooperation with Precinct 3 and took the crew less than a month to complete.
Dulak Number 2
Dulak Number 2 Bridge was built in March 2005 and replaced due to a 5,000l pound axle limit. Original wood structure was 18 foot wide.