Bike and Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

By on October 22, 2020

(From left) Sgt. Greg South, Nags Head PD, Det. Dwayne Drummond, Det. Gage McDonald and Det. Jody Lewis (KDH PD) at First Flight Elementary.

Town of KDH Police Department

On October 6 and October 13, 2020, officers from Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo police departments participated in a joint community event with the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition to raise awareness about Pedestrian Safety Month. The event was a collaboration with the statewide Watch for Me NC campaign. Watch For Me NC is a program aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes with motorists.

Local officers set up booths at First Flight Elementary School and Manteo Elementary School and passed out information related to Pedestrian Safety Month. Part of the handout included bags with various safety items including slap bracelets, bike lights and glow sticks. Over 400 brochures and bags were handed out to the public over the two days.

With the completion of multipurpose paths along Bay Drive and US 158, the Town of Kill Devil Hills has become a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly community. Unfortunately, collisions between motorists and bicycles/pedestrians still occur. Since 2017, Kill Devil Hills has recorded 26 bicycle vs. motorist incidents and 24 pedestrian vs. motorist incidents, with one of those resulting in a fatality. One of the best ways to prevent future collisions is to raise awareness of safe driving, walking and biking practices that will help ensure everyone can share the road together safely. The aim of these public awareness campaigns is to do just that. For more information, we encourage anyone to visit watchformenc.org.


BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:

Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


 



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  • dwight

    awareness campaigns are the LEAST effective way to reduce pedestrian and bicycle collisions with motor vehicles.

    Thursday, Oct 22 @ 3:48 pm