Wisconn Valley News - May 25, 2018

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Project Status

Site Work

At least 55 pieces of excavation equipment have arrived to the future site of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant to begin site prep work. Progress on excavation has experienced minor delays due to recent rainfall and wet site conditions. Development is in the early stages of construction for a building pad on site.


M+W | Gilbane Releases Bid Package #2

A second bid package release has been distributed for core and shell work for a multipurpose building of approximately 90,000 square feet. The scope of the bid includes concrete work, precast concrete work, structural steel and miscellaneous metals work, architectural work (core and shell building enclosure and interior), mechanical, plumbing, fire protection work, electrical work, and landscape work. Details and the invitation to bid can be found here

Public Infrastructure Pre-Bid Meeting

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Village of Mount Pleasant and the Racine Water and Wastewater Utilities held pre-bid meetings and a joint matchmaking session for public infrastructure work related to the Foxconn project. More than 80 individuals took part in the session designed to place an emphasis on workforce inclusion and business diversity through the "Wisconsin First" approach.

WisconnValley.wi.gov Updates

Recent updates have been made to WisconnValley.wi.gov to provide more access to public infrastructure construction opportunities in a centralized location. Individuals seeking public infrastructure construction information should look for the "Biz Opportunity" tab across the top of the website and select "Public Construction." From there, users can sign up to be notified of public infrastructure opportunity alerts, or check out currently advertised bids for road work, water and sewer main work, and demolition work. A page has been added to list awarded public infrastructure contracts, as well. 

Road Updates

Road Construction Update

Roadwork is now completed on County A and along WIS 20 between I-94 and County H. Work remaining with the County H repaving project is expected to be completed in early June. Work on the east and west frontage roads continues with good progress being made towards completion of the work before the end of June. Work on the preparatory I-94 freeway project continues with traffic shifts planned prior to the work being completed.

Memorial Day Holiday Work Restrictions

Holiday work restrictions will be in place for WisDOT work beginning at noon today, May 25 and remaining in place until 6:00AM on Tuesday, May 29. All work zones will be opened to the fullest amount possible to help accommodate the anticipated holiday traffic volumes. Travelers may see crews working on projects with no impacts to the roadways. Drivers will still need to be patient and alert for slowing traffic, especially in work zones. The Wisconsin State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be out enforcing traffic laws and assisting stranded motorists. WisDOT reminds motorists to plan ahead, buckle up, watch their speed and celebrate responsibly.

What's Next

On Wednesday, May 30, a Foxconn project information session will be held for more than 100 Racine County construction-related businesses. The information session will take place from 8:00AM-9:30AM at the SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Boulevard, Sturtevant, WI. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the construction-related business opportunities related to the work underway in Phase 1, Area 1 for Foxconn's Advanced Display Manufacturing facilities.

The information session will be followed by a Pre-Bid Conference and Matchmaking Session.  It is strongly suggested that interested bidders attend this meeting.  The schedule for Pre-Bid Meeting and Matchmaking includes:

  • 10:00AM-12:00PM - Pre-Bid for Bid Packages 03A, 03B, 05A and 32A
  • 12:00PM-1:30PM - Matchmaking for all packages
  • 2:00PM-3:30PM - Pre-Bid for Bid Packages 06A, 23A, and 26A

The deadline for submitting a prequalification for M+W | Gilbane's bid release #2 is Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:00PM. 

All bids are to be received prior to Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:00PM.

Interesting Facts

  • Approximately 4 million cubic yards of soil will be moved during site excavation of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology park.
  • Soil removed from the excavation site would wrap around the equator if piled 1 foot by 1 foot.
  • 150 pieces of heavy earth-moving equipment from across the state will be used during the site excavation phase.
  • At the peak, earth will be moved at an approximate rate of over 1 million cubic yards per month.

Bid Opportunities

WisDOT Bid Opportunities for Road Work

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced bidding opportunities for Braun Road and International Drive.

Proposal ID #5: Braun Road, IH 94 to CTH H

Submissions Due: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: Occurred on May 17, 2018.  This pre-bid meeting was not mandatory.  

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on June 12.

Overview: Mill, Grade, Storm Sewer, Water System, Concrete Pavement, Asphalt Pavement, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk, Signing, Signals, Lighting, Marking, and Structure B-51-160.

Proposal ID #6: International Drive, Village of Mount Pleasant, STH 11 to STH20

Submissions Due: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Pre-Bid Meeting: Occurred on May 17, 2018.  This pre-bid meeting was not mandatory.

Contract Award Date: The contract award date is dependent on the bids received on June 12.

Overview: Mill, Grade, Storm Sewer, Water System, Culvert Pipe, Concrete Pavement, Asphalt Pavement, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk, Signing, Signals, Lighting, Marking, and Structure C-51-84.

Information on pre-bid workshops, letting dates and electronic plans is posted here: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/contractors/hcci/bid-let/2018/20180612.aspx

Recent Announcements

Press Releases

Statement from Foxconn Technology Group on False Reports Regarding Wisconsin Development

We are aware of the report published by Nikkei Asian Review regarding our investment in Wisconsin. That report is inaccurate and is not based on any facts. Foxconn can categorically state that our commitment to create 13,000 jobs and to invest US$10 billion to build our state-of-the-art Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Wisconsin remains unchanged. Foxconn is fully committed to this significant investment and to meeting all contractual obligations with the relevant government agencies.

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From the News

Extended-stay hotel to be built between major Foxconn, Aurora projects

May 24, 2018

By Sean Ryan, Milwaukee Business Journal

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DNR: Foxconn to create more wetlands than it fills

May 22, 2018

By Michael Burke, The Journal Times

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The Wisconn Valley News is published every other week and designed to keep interested individuals up to date on Foxconn construction plans, infrastructure improvements, traffic pattern updates, and more.  Local elected officials, suppliers, contractors and members of the public are encouraged to turn to the Wisconn Valley News for the latest project status, road updates, next steps, and interesting facts.  When appropriate, special bulletins will also be distributed to ensure the most timely information possible.