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Neighborhood Outreach Program Smoothes Bumps In Road for Roop Street Repair Project
Reno’s Bowling Mamola Group Gets Neighborly with Repair Schedule, Maps and Regular Construction Updates
That won’t be the case this summer for the second phase of the Roop Street Widening road overhaul in Carson City, Nev.
“After working in construction for awhile you realize there isn’t much communication between residents, business owners and workers,” said Patty Mamola, of Bowling Mamola Group, the firm appointed to oversee the project’s construction.
Coordinating with Peavine Construction, the Roop Street contractor, Bowling Mamola instituted a neighborhood and business awareness update campaign. It’s focused on frequently communicating with nearby residents and business owners on the project’s progress, detours and closures.
“We’ve all been in a situation where road work has affected our lives,” Mamola said. “Our goal is to lessen that impact by keeping people informed.”
Outreach includes regularly mailed letters that provide the upcoming week’s activities, maps, timelines and a regular stream of updates. There are also door-to-door discussions and informal one-on-ones between residents and the workers, all intended to keep the those affected apprised.
“They’ll approach us on the project and ask what’s happening,” she said. “They’ll even vent their frustrations, which is understandable. People often just want to be heard.”
The Roop Street project is Bowling Mamola Group’s third appointment by Carson City’s Public Works Department as construction manager for a major road reconstruction management project in Nevada’s capital.
The $3.5 million project encompasses widening Roop from Robinson Street to Beverly Drive and includes removing the existing surface; completing underground sewer, water and storm drain improvements;
• 10,000 cubic yards of aggregate base
• 218,000 sq. ft. of bituminous pavement
• 8,300 lineal feet of new curb and gutter
• 37,500 sq. ft. of new sidewalk
• New traffic signals, signage and striping
New utility work includes:
• Conduit and vault for placing overhead utility lines underground
• Installing approx. 4,500 lineal feet of new water main
• Installing approx. 3,800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer main, and the installation of approx. 2,700 lineal feet of new storm drain
Work completion is slated for November 26, 2010.
About Bowling Mamola Group
A Reno, Nev., professional engineering company, the Bowling Mamola Group has an established reputation for creatively solving complex engineering challenges. In addition to the projects mentioned prior, Bowling Mamola has represented local agencies in dealings with the state transportation agency; completed a Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Study for the cities of Reno and Sparks; and rewritten the Nevada Department of Transportation’
For more on the Bowling Mamola Group, visit Bowlingmamola.com, or call (775) 825-2000.
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Bowling Mamola Group is a Nevada civil engineering firm specializing in transportation permitting, constructability and compliance reviews, groundwater remediation and construction management services.