Fundamentally, the $53.2 million Sunrise JTA Project will create a new two-mile highway through an existing metro area and across a superfund site. It also reconfigures a freeway interchange with several areas of impact. The entire Sunrise Corridor Preferred Alternative project will address existing congestion and safety problems in the Oregon 212/224 corridor by constructing a new road from I-205 to 122nd Avenue. The project includes constructing a new two-lane limited access highway; constructing a new I-205 overcrossing; improving bicycle and pedestrian accommodations; and improving intersections in the project area, such as traffic signals, signing, striping, drainage, and water quality.
What makes it interesting?
This project approached 1000 bid items, and Kerr Contractors won by being just 1.2 percent lower than the next bidder. The project, which runs through a Superfund site, includes specialized contamination removals and procedures as well as unexploded ordinance training, as the project encroaches on an abandoned artillery range.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
The heavy highway construction estimating software features in HeavyBid helped Kerr Contractors directly import update the list with addenda which saved many hours of time. At times, Kerr used five estimators in the bid at the same time to bring it all together. Comparing self-perform versus subcontractors, selecting multiple bid packages and vendors, and making quick adjustments on the fly all helped Kerr Construction win with a bid of $53,219,440.86, just $647,261.70 lower than the next bidder.