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USACE moving forward with Nogales bridge project

Published Aug. 27, 2012

NOGALES, Ariz. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is currently in the Source Selection process to choose a contractor to complete construction of a bridge for the Chula Vista subdivision.

The bridge will re-connect Old Tucson Highway and will provide residents, businesses and first responders a better route into and through the neighborhood. Bidding for the project will open Aug. 31.

In late Fiscal Year 2012, Santa Cruz County requested to terminate the flood risk management project, contingent upon re-opening Old Tucson Road. As part of the project, the District removed the bridge in 2008 as part of authorized construction. With the original project terminated, the focus has turned to bridge and road replacement. Santa Cruz County officials plan to construct flood risk project features on their own. The District will be building a box culvert and drop structure to re-open the roadway to local, commercial and emergency traffic.

The project is part of the FY 2012 work plan and received approximately $2.5 million earlier this year. The District expects to have an award in September. Drew Savage, the District’s project manager, said the Corps is working with county officials to make sure the project continues moving ahead.

“We are working to ensure the project maintains the best value for the government by utilizing a lowest price technically acceptable acquisition strategy,” Savage explained.

The bridge across the Chula Vista channel will put the finishing touch on the District’s project in the area. As long as the Corps receives an acceptable bid, Savage expects construction should begin in October.

Drew Savage
Daniel J. Calderon

Release no. 12-013