Client: Allegheny County Department of Public Works

Project Name: Annual Capital Roads Program

Project Timeline: April 2018 – April 2023

Construction Amount: $5 million – $12 million

Services Provided: Construction Management & Construction Inspection (CM/CI)

Project Overview:

Each year Allegheny County Department of Public Works (ACDPW) enters into construction contracts for the reconstruction of various roadways throughout Allegheny County. In the initial year (2018) of our CM/CI contract, the Capital Roads program involved primarily paving, drainage improvements, and base repairs along various roads throughout Allegheny County. The 2019 Capital Roads Reconstruction project spanned 2-years (2019 – 2020), totaled more than $12M, and encompassed the reconstruction of several roads including milling, paving, pavement markings, stormwater drainage, and guiderail work, one small bridge preservation, the construction of three DuraHold walls, two large slide repairs, and one soldier beam and lagging wall. In 2021, the Capital Roads program included paving, drainage, base repairs, and other safety improvements throughout the County and in 2022, the Capital Roads program includes paving, drainage, and base repairs along various roadways and a lateral support wall along Camp Meeting Road.

Project Role:

SB Thomas & Associates provides CM/CI services for ACDPW on the annual Capital Roads projects. We have staffed these projects with a Transportation Construction Manager (TCM) who is responsible to oversee four or five on-site inspectors. These inspectors conduct daily on-site inspections, complete daily inspection reports, provide photo documentation, calculate actual quantities of work completed, monitor the contractor’s progress, prepare monthly pay estimates, and review and respond to submittals and RFI among other functions.