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Cascade HS synthetic turf field (completed)

Cascade Turf Replacement

This project included installing new synthetic turf at the existing football field at Cascade high school, including new drainage and irrigation/wash-down systems.
  Location   Cascade HS – 801 E. Casino Road, Everett, WA 98203
  Architect   D.A. Hogan & Associates
  Contractor   Hellas Construction, Inc.
  Estimated project cost   $1,625,000
  Estimated completion   Complete
  Funding source   non-bond, non-levy


Jun. 1, 2018
As of June 1, the project is complete. Record drawings and Operations and maintenance manuals have been received.
Mar. 8, 2018
The final change order has been processed and closeout is underway.
Feb. 8, 2018
The project closeout documentation is in progress.
Dec. 14, 2017
The contractor reached substantial completion on December 7, 2017 and the field is available for use.
Nov. 27, 2017
The contractor is awaiting the final shipment of crumb rubber infill for placement on the field. The crumb rubber infill placement is weather dependent.
Nov. 16, 2017
The synthetic turf field surface is complete and the contractor is installing the crumb rubber infill as weather allows.
Synthetic turf replacement is almost finished Nov. 1, 2017
The installation of the synthetic turf surface is nearing completion. Placement of the rubber infill material will begin next week if the weather allows. The water quality treatment system is complete.
Water treatment vault being placed in ground Oct. 20, 2017
A new water quality treatment vault is being set in support of the new synthetic turf field.
Oct. 12, 2017
The contractor completed the aggregate top course and elastomeric layer (e-layer). Synthetic turf field surface installation is scheduled for the next two weeks. The contractor has installed two of the three new manholes in preparation for the new water quality treatment vault to be installed next week.
Contractors removing organic soft material to prepare for turf Sept. 29, 2017
In the excavation project, the contractors found a layer of organic soft material below the field surface not suitable for the turf application. This material was removed from the site. At this time they have finished the installation of the base layer, which is the rock layer you see in this photo. Next they will install the elastic layer pad. Once that layer is complete, they will begin installation the synthetic turf.
Contractor removed old turf and track Aug. 21, 2017
The board awarded the bid on June 6, 2017. The City of Everett agreed to issue the demolition and grading permit while the design team worked with the city to determine the design and engineering requirements for code related drainage issues. The finished design has been submitted to the city for permitting. The notice to proceed was issued on July 24. The contractor has removed the sod and topsoil from the site. In the course of excavation, the contractor encountered a 1’ to 2’ layer of soil that contains organic material. The contractor has been given direction to remove this unsuitable soil and to replace the soil with material stockpiled on site.  This week the contractor is directionally boring under the existing track and installing an 8” storm drain line.
Backhoe ready to place materials July 14, 2017 
The Cascade High School football field turf replacement has truly been a challenge, but there is some activity happening!

There were permitting delays because of the City of Everett’s interpretation of the Department of Ecology’s new water quality treatment requirements and more recently, our contractor inadvertently made an error on their bond documents that must be corrected before they can proceed with the project.

Cascade Football Coach Shane Keck, administration and facilities staff are working together to come up with the best solution for fall practices. Currently the plan involves the football team primarily practicing on the baseball outfield with temporary goal posts (we used this plan a few years ago when we installed the track). Ultimately, while the delay is unfortunate, the installation of turf will be a major boon for Cascade High for years to come.
May 18, 2017 
The projects received approval to bid on April 11, 2017. The design team continues to work with the City of Everett to determine the design and engineering requirements for code related drainage issues. Cascade HS project advertised for bids on May 9 & 16. The Cascade walk through was held on May 16, 2017. Bids for this project are due on May 23, 2017