Date: September 16, 2009
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Contact: Michael Leary, 928-226-0160
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded a construction contract to SKY Engineering and Construction, Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz., for the renovation of the Desert View restroom and the replacement of existing chemical toilets with new concrete vault toilet buildings at four locations along Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View Drive. Locations include: South Kaibab Trailhead, Grandview Overlook and Trailhead, Buggeln Hill Picnic Area, and Tusayan Museum. The renovation of the Desert View restroom will provide new interior fixtures and finishes, and the building’s exterior cinderblock walls will receive native stone and stucco treatments which will be compatible with the park’s vernacular architecture.
Construction at Desert View began earlier this week, and will last approximately 45 days. Construction activities are scheduled to take place on weekdays and Saturdays during daylight hours. New portable toilets will be provided for visitor use during construction.
Excavation for the vault toilets along Desert View Drive will begin late September 2009, with staggered delivery and installation of the prefabricated concrete buildings scheduled for early to mid November. It is anticipated that vehicular traffic will be halted at each site while the prefab buildings are delivered and set into place. As part of this project, new concrete and asphalt walks will be constructed for better accessibility by the public.
Funding for this $597,000 project comes from park entrance fees through the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA).
For additional information on this project, please contact Michael Leary, Project Manager at 928-226-0160 or by email at e-mail us.
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Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind Facilities Manager
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Construction Director, Mesa Public Schools
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Project Manager, Kesler Manufacturing
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Vice President, KC Concrete
“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the quality of work and commitment to a successful business relationship by SKY Engineering. I was most impressed with the efforts of the SKY Engineering staff to continuously communicate with all entities in order to keep this project on schedule. The SKY Engineering family has been professional, courteous, honest, and efficient in every aspect of the projects they have worked on for our District. In closing, I would like to reiterate our appreciation to the staff at SKY Engineering for their continued efforts to provide quality work.”
Washington Elementary School District, Capital Projects and Maintenance
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City of Apache Junction Public Works Department
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City of Phoenix Public Works Department Contract Services Section
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Construction/Project Manager for Pinal County Public Works
“Everyone at [SKY Engineering] has been very professional and conscientious of working safely around the students and staff…[they] have gone above and beyond what was asked of them and their crew and gotten some Herculean tasks accomplished in a difficult work environment….”
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind facilities manager