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ENGINEERING PROJECTS

For more information on Engineering Projects:
WDM Engineering Services Department, City Hall
4200 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 2E
P.O. Box 65320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-222-3475
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Project Information Updated
South 60th Street Improvements phase I & II

Estimated Start:  June 2016

Estimated Completion:  December 2017

Contractor:  Concrete Technologies

 

Project Overview:  Reconstruction of South 60th Street from Grand Avenue to Mills Civic Parkway.  

 

Project Status:  The contractor recently seeded Phase II and is currently working on punch list items for Phase I.  

 

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4/24/18

South Grand Prairie Parkway
Estimated Start:  July 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  SM Hentges & Sons

 

Project Overview:  Construct S. Grand Prairie Parkway from SW Madison Avenue to Raccoon River Drive including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for installation of approximately: 2,400 LF of sanitary sewer, 6,190 LF of storm sewer with 37 structures, 6,925 LF of   24-inch water main including an encased river crossing, 462,170 CY of grading, 23,670 SY of PCC pavement and bridge approach, a 538-ft x 30-ft pretensioned prestressed concrete beam bridge with a 12-ft trail, 55 ACRES of surface restoration, erosion control including 9,940 TON of riprap, pavement markings, traffic control and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

 

Project Status:  The contractor continues hauling dirt for the fill sections north of the river.  They have completed the sub-structure and set all of the beams for the bridge over Raccoon River. They continue to tie steel for the deck and should start deck pours by mid-April. They have completed the concrete encased utility crossing under the river for sanitary sewer and water main. They are installing sanitary sewer south of the river.

 

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4/24/18
Ashworth Road Phase I Reconstruction
Estimated Start:  August 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  Construction of the Ashworth Road from Jordan Creek Parkway to 81st Street including 6,000 CY of Topsoil, 13,800 CY of Excavation, 7,000 CY of Below Grade Excavation (Core Out), 19,750 SY of Subgrade Preparation.  2,864 LF of Storm Sewer, 29 Storm Sewer Intakes and 4 Storm Sewer Manholes.  2,713 LF of Subdrain, Subdrain Outlets and Connections.  204 LF of Water Main and Fittings.  23 LF of Sanitary Sewer and 1 sanitary sewer manhole.  800 SY of 6 inch Non-Reinforced PCC, 920 SY of 6 inch Reinforced PCC Pavement, 218 SY of 7 inch Reinforced PCC Pavement, 17,460 SY of 9.5 inch Reinforced PCC Pavement, 2,496 SY of PCC Driveway, 2,427 SY of PCC Shared Use Path, and pavement, sidewalk and driveway removals.  And other miscellaneous work including Clearing and Grubbing, Traffic Control, Construction Survey, Erosion Control, Pavement Markings, Seeding, Fixture Adjustments and other Miscellaneous Removals.

 

Project Status:  Ashworth Road is closed from Jordan Creek Parkway to 81st Street.  All sanitary and storm sewer work was completed last fall. Work resumed on Ashworth Road April 2nd at 9am with a full road closure.  Residents who live on Ashworth Road will have access but no through traffic will be possible.  The contractor has removed the old roadway and will begin building the road base with paving soon to follow.

 

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4/24/18
Ashworth Road Phase II Reconstruction Estimated Start:  Spring 2018

Estimated Completion:  Winter 2018

Contractor:  Concrete Technologies

 

Project Overview:  Construction of the Ashworth Road from 81st Street to 88th Street including 9,200CY of Topsoil, 7,800 CY of Excavation, 35,100 CY of Contractor Supplied Borrow, 7,000 CY of Below Grade Excavation (Core Out), 24,452 SY of Subgrade Preparation.  4,282 LF of Storm Sewer, 37 Storm Sewer Intakes and 6 Storm Sewer Manholes.  3,467 LF of Subdrain, Subdrain Outlets and Connections. 2,730 LF of Water Main and Fittings.  192 SY of 7 inch Reinforced PCC Pavement, 664 SY of 8 inch PCC Pavement, 22,174 SY of 9.5 inch Reinforced PCC Pavement, 2,382 SY of PCC Driveway, 3,231 SY of PCC Shared Use Path, and pavement, sidewalk and driveway removals.  156 LF of Twin 8’x5’ Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert.  And other miscellaneous work including Clearing and Grubbing, Traffic Control, Construction Survey, Erosion Control, Pavement Markings, Seeding, Fixture Adjustments and other Miscellaneous Removals.

 

Project Status:  Ashworth Road is closed from 88th Street to 81st Street.  The intersection of Ashworth Road and 88th Street will remain open as long as possible but will eventually be closed for reconstruction.  Once the intersection is fully closed it is to be completed and open to traffic prior to school resuming this fall.  They are also installing water main. The contractor has completed the box culvert construction and the tree cutting.

 

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4/24/18 
COACHLIGHT DRIVE (s 81ST sTREET TO sOUTH jORDAN cREEK pARKWAY) Estimated Start:  Fall 2017

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2018

Contractor:  Absolute Concrete

 

Project Overview:  Construction of Coachlight Drive and S 77th St, including all materials, labor, and equipment necessary for the project including the approximate quantities: 12,968 SY of PCC paving, 20,150 CY of excavation, 4929 LF of storm sewer, 2941 LF of sanitary sewer, and 3718 LF of water main. 

 

Project Status:  The contractor completed the water main and sanitary sewer installation.  Due to the great weather late last fall they were able to complete 80% of the storm sewer installation.  They have resumed work on the underground utilities.  

 

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4/24/18
Maple Grove Lift Station Estimated Start:  Spring 2018

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  Absolute Infrastructure

 

Project Overview:  Construct Maple Grove Lift Station including all labor, material and equipment necessary to construct approximately 2,684 linear feet of 18-inch sewer in open cut, 220 linear feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer tunneled in place, 1,410 linear feet of 12-inch force main, lift station, excavation, backfill, manholes, connections to existing sewer, surface restoration, traffic control and miscellaneous associated work, including cleanup.

 

Project Status:  The tree cutting is complete.  The contractor is working on setting structures at the lift station.

 

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4/24/18
Veterans Parkway Tree Cutting Project Estimated Start:  Late Winter 2018

Estimated Completion:  March 2018

Contractor:  JPettiecord

 

Project Overview:  The removal and off-site disposal of trees and brush within the right-of-way and temporary construction easements along the future Veterans Parkway alignment from SE 50th Street to SE Maffitt Lake Road.

 

Project Status:  The tree cutting is complete.  The contractor is grinding and removing tree debris from the site.

 

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 4/24/18
2017 Sewer Rehabilitation program

Estimated Start:  Spring 2018

Estimated Completion:  June 2018

Contractor:  Hydro-Klean

 

Project Overview:  Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining of approximately 8,647 linear feet of eight-inch (8”) diameter sanitary sewer, approximately 1,529 linear feet of ten-inch (10”) diameter sanitary sewer, approximately 361 linear feet of twelve-inch (12”) diameter sanitary sewer, and approximately 410 linear feet of eighteen-inch (18”) diameter sanitary sewer and other miscellaneous associated work.  Project also includes excavation and repair of one (1) sanitary sewer pipe on 44th Street.  Work includes 23 SY of pavement removal and replacement, surface restoration and miscellaneous associated work.   

 

Project Status:  The contractor began cleaning the lines that will be lined with the project.  You may receive a door hanger from Accu-Jet as they are cleaning the sewer lines as a sub-contractor to Hydro-Klean.  Hydro-Klean is in progress lining sewers at various locations.

 

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4/24/18
2017 Sewer Cleaniing & Televising Program

Estimated Start:  March 2018

Estimated Completion:  June 2018

Contractor:  Visu-Sewer

 

Project Overview:  Type A Cleaning & Televising of approximately 60,000 linear feet of eight inch (8”) through thirty-six inch (36”) diameter Sanitary Sewer, Type C Root Removal of approximately 4,200 linear feet of eight inch (8”) through twenty-four inch (24”) diameter Sanitary Sewer, Cutting of any Protruding Taps, and other miscellaneous associated work.

 

Project Status:  Visu-Sewer is in progress of cleaning sewers at various locations.

 

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4/24/18
2017 Intake Repair Program

Estimated Start:  March 2018

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2018

Contractor:  Hill Contracting

 

Project Overview:  Removal and replacement of 32 intake structures at various locations in the City of West Des Moines, pavement patching, traffic control, and miscellaneous related work. 

 

Project Status:  The contractor is in progress building intakes at various locations.

 

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4/24/18
Raccoon river drive rcb culvert

Estimated Start:  April 2018

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2018

Contractor:  Shekar Engineering

 

Project Overview:  Construction of an 80’ triple 12’-0” x 8’-0” reinforced concrete box culvert under Raccoon River Drive at Rolling Hills Creek.  The contractor has the option of submitting a bid for either a precast or cast-in-place option. Project includes all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to remove existing structure, construct new roadway pavement, granular shoulders, excavation, backfill, erosion control, and miscellaneous associated work, including cleanup.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has closed Raccoon River Drive at the location of the box culvert work.  The contractor is to reopen the road by May 31st with one lane in each direction.  Additional work will be done under traffic thru late June.  There will be a posted detour and all businesses will access via the posted detour route.

 

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4/24/18
Walnut creek outfall project

Estimated Start:  March 2018

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  Synergy Contracting, Inc.

 

Project Overview:  Plan Set 1 - 949 LF of 12-ft by 5-ft reinforced box culvert, 457 LF of storm sewer and culverts, 225 LF of water main, associated grading, 727 SY of PCC pavement, 183 SY of sidewalk driveway pavement, surface restoration, erosion control including 585 TON of erosion stone and riprap, pavement markings, traffic control and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

Plan Set 2-  shoring, dewatering, excavation, backfilling, levee restoration, reinforced cast-in-place concrete necessary to construct the pump station, controls building, discharge chamber, and intake chamber; pumping unit lift tubes and formed suction intakes, ductile iron discharge piping and fittings, 54-in and 30-in flap gates, 12-ft by 5-ft cast iron and stainless steel sluice gates with electric actuators, sump pump and associated discharge piping, flap valves, other valves and fittings; pressure transducer, floats, HVAC systems, trash gates, access hatches, grates, catwalks, ladders, railings, manhole steps, access platforms, stairs with gate, davit crane, stop logs; electrical work including pump control panels, power distribution, lighting, electrical service and connection, control room fit out, switchgear lineup with empty cubicles for future soft-starters, MCC primary/emergency service entry sections, MCC sections for panels/transformer/starter, emergency power connection box and cables, communications, PLC,  manufacturer representative services including certification and testing of equipment, adjustments, training of Owner’s staff and production and submission of equipment operation and maintenance manuals and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

Plan Set 3- grading, 2,667 SY of subgrade preparation, 2,324 SY of paving and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

Plan Set 4 – removal of 110 LF of sanitary sewer and manhole, 407 SY of paving, 111 SY sidewalk, erosion control, surface restoration, and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

 

Project Status:  The project is located on 1st Street/63rd Street just south of Grand Avenue.  The contractor started work on the project in early March.  They cleared the trees from the project corridor and have isolated the water main.

The box culvert that will be built under 1st/63rd Street will require a full road closure during that time.  The road closure started April 2nd at 9am and will last until late May. Please follow the posted detour route on Railroad Avenue to Grand Avenue. There is a detour map in the link below. All businesses will be accessible during the road closure from April 2nd through late May.

There will be ongoing work on the pump station through the remainder of 2018 under lane closures but traffic will be able to get through the construction area.

 

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4/24/18
Veterans Parkway Project, SE Maffitt Lake Road to SE Adams Street

Estimated Start:  May 2018

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  McAninch Corporation

 

Project Overview:  This project is generally described as the extension of Veteran’s Parkway from SE Maffitt Lake Road to approximately 1000 feet southwest of Adams Street.  This project includes approximately 30,000 SY of reinforced portland cement concrete paving, earthwork, storm sewer, water main, construction survey, surface restoration, traffic control, and other miscellaneous work needed to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contract was recently awarded and the work is projected to start in early May.  After the preconstruction meeting public notice will be provided with approximate start date.

 

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 4/24/18
Veterans Parkway Project SE Adams Street to SE 50th Street

Estimated Start:  May 2018

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  TBD

 

Project Overview:  Construction of Veterans Parkway between the Alluvion TIF Boundary and SE 50th St, including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for the project including the approximate quantities: 35,107 SY of PCC paving, 136,800 CY of excavation, 9646 LF of RCP storm sewer and 8205 LF of water main.

 

Project Status:  The letting for the project is April 25th and work should begin in mid-May.

 

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 4/24/18
Mills Civic Parkway Widening South Jordan creek parkway to South 81st Street

Estimated Start:  March 2018

Estimated Completion:  August 2018

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  

This project is generally described as the widening of Mills Civic Parkway from South 81st Street to Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa.  This project includes approximately 17,500 SY of reinforced portland cement concrete paving, excavation, storm sewer, construction survey, landscaping, surface restoration, traffic signal modification, and other miscellaneous work needed to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contractor is grading the site.  Underground utilities should start in May.

 

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 4/24/18
2018 PCC Reconstruction Project (3rd Street)

Estimated Start:  May 2018

Estimated Completion:  August 2018

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  The construction includes approximately 2,967 square yard (SY) of pavement removal, 2967 SY of 6" P.C.C. pavement with integral curb, 3420 SY of subgrade preparation, 3420 SY of granular subbase, 1099 SY of driveway pavement, 432 linear feet (LF) of storm sewer, 1241 LF of sub drain, drainage structures, fixture adjustments, miscellaneous grading, sod restoration, survey, traffic control, and other associated work.

 

Project Status:  The contract was recently awarded and the work is projected to start in May.  After the preconstruction meeting public notice will be provided with approximate start date.

 

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 4/24/18

 

PARKS & RECREATION PROJECTS

For more information on Parks & Recreation Projects:
WDM Parks & Recreation Department, City Hall
4200 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 1B
P.O. Box 65320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-222-3444
Email:
ParkRec@wdm.iowa.gov
 
 Project  Information Updated
Valley View Park Tennis Courts

Estimated Start:  2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  Grimes Asphalt and Paving
Project Overview:  Construction of a pair of lighted asphalt tennis courts.

 

Project Status: Contractor has substantially completed the project. Remaining punch list items will be completed in Spring 2018.
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  12/29/17
39TH STREET PARKING LOT

Estimated Start:  Summer 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  Caliber Concrete
Project Overview:  Construction of a 45-stall parking lot with two access drives off of 39th Street. The parking lot will serve as a trail head for Jordan Creek Trail as well as serve as overflow parking for the Rugby Club located across the street. Project includes utility adjustments, site grading, storm water improvements, concrete paving, erosion control and site restoration.

 

Project Status: Contractor has substantially completed the project including site restoration. A separate landscape project consisting of trees and shrubs will be completed in the Spring.   
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  12/29/17
MIsc. Trail PROJECTS

Estimated Start:  2016
Estimated Completion:  Multiple
Contractor:  Multiple
Project Overview:  The following street projects include segments of multi-use trail that will be constructed as part of the overall street improvement project: SE Soteria Ave; South 50th St Reconstruction; South 60th St Improvements; Grand Prairie Pkwy; Stagecoach Dr Extension.

 

Project Status: Projects are substantially complete and associated trails open for use.
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4/09/18
RACCOON RIVER PARK PORTABLE TOILET ENCLOSURES & PICNIC SHELTER Estimated Start:   Summer 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  Minturn Inc.
Project Overview:  Construction of enclosures to screen (3) portable toilets located throughout Raccoon River Park. In addition, project also includes installation of a small picnic shelter near the Fishing Pier. Other associated items include concrete slabs, sidewalks, footings, and site restoration.

 

Project Status: Enclosures and picnic shelter have been delivered and installed. Remaining punch list items will be completed in the next several weeks.
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4/09/18
S. 19TH STREET TRAIL & SIDEWALK Estimated Start:   Spring 2017
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017
Contractor:  Concrete Professionals of Iowa
Project Overview:  Removal of the older segment of asphalt trail along S. 19th Street and replacement with a standard 4’ wide concrete sidewalk.  Work includes traffic control, concrete & asphalt removals, drive & curb replacements, installation of concrete sidewalk & small section of trail, site restoration, and other associated work.

 

Project Status: Contractor has substantially completed the project including site restoration. Turf areas in need of over seeding will be completed in the Spring.
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 12/29/17
Holiday & VALLEY VIEW AQUATIC STAIR STRUCTURE REFURBISHMENT Estimated Start:   Fall 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  Elevation Coating LLC (St Cloud, MN)
Project Overview:  Refurbishment of water slide structure at Holiday and Valley View Park. Work includes removing existing finish, replacement of corroded components, and re-coating of structure.

 

Project Status: Contractor has substantially completed the project. Remaining punch list items will be completed in Spring.
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 12/29/17
HOLIDAY AQUATIC PLAY STRUCTURE REFURBISHMENT Estimated Start:   Fall 2017
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2018
Contractor:  Fischer Bros. LLC (Chippewa Falls, WI)
Project Overview:  Refurbishment of play structure at Holiday Aquatic Center. Work includes removing existing finish, replacement of corroded components, and re-coating of entire structure.

 

Project Status: Contractor has completed disassembly and shipment of structure. Refurbished structure is scheduled to be delivered and installed in early Spring prior to pool opening.
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  12/29/17
2017 Asphalt TRAIL RENOVATION - KNOLLS GREENWAY TRAIL Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2018
Contractor:  Grimes Asphalt
Project Overview:  Renovation of a ¼ mile section of asphalt trail located in Knolls Greenway between Aspen Drive and Ashworth Road. Project will include full depth on-site recycling of the existing trail to act as base for a new 3" HMA overlay. Other associated item include pavement removals, new sidewalk and pedestrian ramps with detectable warning panels, traffic control, and site restoration (seeding).

 

Project Status: Contractor is scheduled to begin work first week of May (weather pending). Construction is anticipated to last three weeks. During this time, the trail will remain closed to the public.
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 4/09/18
HOLIDAY AND VALLEY VIEW AQUATIC CENTER - VFD INSTALLATION Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2018
Contractor:  Commonwealth Electric
Project Overview:  Installation of variable frequency drives (VFD’s) on the existing pumps at both aquatic centers.  These improvements will replace the original pump starters that are now approximately 14 years old with variable frequency drives.  The new VFD’s include soft start/soft stop, which will significantly extend the life of the pool pumps and will be much more energy efficient

 

Project Status: Preconstruction meeting has been scheduled and contractor is tentatively scheduled to begin work in April. Work is anticipated to be completed before pool opening in June.

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 3/20/18
WOODLAND HILLS PARK TENNIS & BASKETBALL COURTS Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2018
Contractor:  Minturn Inc
Project Overview:  Construction of an asphalt basketball and tennis court at Woodland Hills Park.  The courts are to be constructed just north of the existing playground, shelter and restroom area. The tennis court will be constructed to also accommodate pickleball.

 

Project Status: A preconstruction meeting has not been scheduled.

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 3/20/18
WOODLAND HILLS PARK LOOP TRAIL

Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2018
Contractor:  JAS Construction, LLC
Project Overview:  Construction of a 10' wide concrete trail around the perimeter of Woodland Hills Park.  Portions of the trail loop have been completed with other park projects along the southern and western side of the park, and this project would complete the loop. 

 

Project Status: A preconstruction meeting has not been scheduled.

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 3/20/18
2018 CONCRETE TRAIL RENOVATION PROJECT Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018
Contractor:  MnM Concrete Specialist
Project Overview:  Repair and replacement of portions of existing concrete trail located primarily along Westown Parkway between Interstate 80/35 and Jordan Creek Parkway. A portion along 60th Street near University Ave will also be repaired. The areas being addressed were identified based on the City's yearly trail inspection program.

 

 Project Status: A preconstruction meeting has not been scheduled. Work is scheduled to be substantially completed prior by July 31, 2018. Final site restoration including sodding will take place in the Fall when cooler temperatures allow.

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 3/20/18
HOLIDAY PARK PARKING LOT REPAIRS Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018
Contractor:  -
Project Overview:   Repair and replacement of portions of existing concrete parking lot paving located in Holiday Park.  Portions of the repairs will be done this spring prior to opening of the Holiday Park Aquatic Center, with other repairs later this fall after the pool and ballfield season has concluded. 

 

 Project Status: Bid letting for project scheduled for April 11, 2018

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 3/20/18
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