Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Oak Ridge, OR

Project Title: Coal Creek Trail Construction

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Project Description: The Middle Fork Willamette Trail #3609 is a gem of the Willamette National Forest and Middle Fork Ranger District. This National Recreation Trail begins at Timpanogas Lake and follows the Middle Fork Willamette River to Hills Creek Reservoir for approximately 30 miles, 95% of which is singletrack. The trail passes through diverse ecosystems while also providing a diversity of trail experiences for a wide variety of recreationists as they explore the headwaters of the Willamette River. The trail is open to all non-motorized use, including trail runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.

Currently, the Middle Fork Trail utilizes Forest Road 2133 for approximately 0.8 miles to connect two trail sections. This exciting project will increase singletrack distance on the Middle Fork Trail by more than two and a half miles while also removing the need for that road section. Approximately a half mile of the new trail has been completed by volunteer groups, the remaining 2.14 miles of trail construction are the focus of this RFP and contract. This section will travel along the hillside above FS Road 2133 into the Coal Creek watershed.

Company/Organization/Agency Submitting Contract: Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council

Primary Contact for Contract Information: Audrey Squires

Email Address: audrey@middleforkwillamette.org

Closest City to Project: Oakridge

State/Province/Region: OR

Country: USA

Pre-Bid Meeting Date: 6/5/2019

Pre-Bid Meeting Time: 9:0:0 AM

Anticipated Project Start Date: 7/1/2019

Application Deadline: 6/13/2019

Additional Project Bid Information: The Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council (MFWWC) and the USFS Middle Fork Ranger District (MFRD) are partnering on this project. The MFRD has designed and planned the trail project while MFWWC will provide contract management and oversight. The contractor will work with the MFRD field contact during implementation and with the MFWWC project manager for contracting and payment. 

The Request for Proposals with all pertinent information can be found on the MFWWC website at https://www.middleforkwillamette.org/announcements/trail-building-request-for-proposals/. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on June 5, 2019 at 9AM at the project location. Please contact Audrey Squires by phone or email for meeting location and to RSVP (audrey@middleforkwillamette.org, 458-215-8200, 541-915-7235).

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