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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:  South 60th Street is closed between Mills Civic Parkway and Pheasant Ridge Drive.

The contractor has completed the water main and storm sewer installation on the Phase II.  The contractor has started paving the mainline on Phase II.  The contractor continues grading and paving.

The contractor is nearing completion of Phase I.

 

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10/23/17

South 88th Street Improvements

Estimated Start:  Spring 2016

Estimated Completion:  September 2017

Contractor:  Hawkeye Paving

 

Project Overview:  The South 88th Street reconstruction project will include grading, utilities, and paving the roadway.

 

Project Status:  South 88th Street and Booneville Road are open.  When Century Link removes their equipment from the intersection of South 88th Street and Booneville Road the City contractor will finish the paving.  A timeline for that work is sometime this fall. 

 

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10/23/17
Stagecoach drive extension over sugar creek

Estimated Start:  April 2016

Estimated Completion: October 2017

Contractor:  United Contractors

 

Project Overview:  This projects consists of building the bridge on Stagecoach Drive over Sugar Creek.  The size of the bridge is 135’x30’.  The bridge is to be completed by September 30, 2017.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has set the bridge beams, poured the bridge deck and barrier rail.  They have also completed the channel shaping and rip-rap placement. They have installed the water main through Sugar Creek to connect the adjacent subdivision project.  The contractor is working on the monuments adjacent to the bridge.

 

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10/23/17
Stagecoach Drive Extension 

Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  October 2017

Contractor:  McAninch Corporation

 

Project Overview:   This project will connect Stagecoach Drive from South 93rd Street to South 88th Street. 

 

Project Status:   The road is scheduled to be open October 23rd.

 

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10/23/17
public safety station 18 Exterior improvements project Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  November 2017

Contractor:  Brocon Services

 

Project Overview:  A remodeling project to provide a new single ply roof, a new metal roof, and other exterior envelope work at Station 18 at 5025 Grand Ave. Work includes selective demolition, concrete, masonry, metals, carpentry, insulation, windows, finishes, mechanical, electrical, and limited site work.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed the roof replacement and is in progress on the window repairs.

 

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10/23/17
2017 PCC Patching and Medians program Estimated Start:  August 2017

Estimated Completion:  11/22/2017

Contractor:  Concrete Company

 

Project Overview:  Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Patching at various locations including approximately 3,381 SY of reinforced 7” PCC full depth patching, 120 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching, 802 SY of reinforced 9” PCC full depth patching, 215 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 530 SY of reinforced 9” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 47 SY of reinforced 10” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), PCC curb and gutter replacement, intake reconstruction, manhole adjustments, drives, sidewalks, traffic control, traffic loops, and other miscellaneous work to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed patching on Colt Drive, 51st Street, Woodland Avenue, 24th Street, Bridgewood Blvd, Mills Civic, 28th Street and 50th Street.  They are patching on 59th Place (south of University Avenue).

 

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10/23/17
2017 parking lot repairs Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  09/01/2017

Contractor:  JDA

 

Project Overview: 

Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Patching of parking lots at Fire Stations 17, 18, and 19 in West Des Moines including approximately 2,868 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching, 130 SY of double reinforced 10” PCC full depth patching, 185 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), PCC curb and gutter, subdrain installation, sidewalks, traffic control and other miscellaneous work to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  They have completed Station #17, Station #19 and Station #18 repairs.  They have been working on punch list items and restoration.

 

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10/23/17
2016 ADA Sidewalk Improvements Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  Sept. 2017

Contractor:  MNM Concrete Specialists

 

Project Overview:  The construction includes approximately 1,050 square yard (SY) of sidewalk removal, 520 SY of 4” P.C.C. sidewalk, 450 SY of 6” P.C.C. sidewalk, 45 SY of 6” reinforced P.C.C. trail, 1400 Linear Feet (LF) of curb removal, 1400 LF of curb and gutter, fixture adjustments, miscellaneous grading, restoration, traffic control, and other associated work.        

 

Project Status:  This contractor has poured ramps on 7th Street, 16th Street, 42nd Street, 25th Street, South 35th Street and 17th Street.

 

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10/23/17
2017 PCC Reconstruction Project
Estimated Start:  Summer 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  The construction includes approximately 3900 square yard (SY) of pavement removal, 3900 SY of 6” P.C.C. pavement with integral curb, 4500 SY of subgrade preparation, 4500 SY of granular subbase, 1500 SY of driveway pavement, 650 Linear Feet (LF) of storm sewer, 2100 LF of subdrain, drainage structures, fixture adjustments, sidewalk pavement, miscellaneous grading, restoration, survey, traffic control, and other associated work. Each block will require approximately 6 to 7 weeks to complete. 

 

Project Status:  They have completed the 100 block, 200 block & 300 block and reopened those segments.  All sod has been installed on the project.

 

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10/23/17
2017 HMA Resurfacing Project
Estimated Start:  Summer 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  Des Moines Asphalt

 

Project Overview:  This project will resurface various locations in the City of West Des Moines.  Types of work including approximately 2556 tons of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) HT ½” surface course, 298 tons of HMA HT ½” leveling course 3764 tons of HMA HT ½” surface course,  3670 tons of HMA HT ½” intermediate course, 6597 square yards of grinding butt joints, 12819 square yards of asphalt surface milling, 62832 square yards of surface cleaning/tack coat, 4778 square yards of  PCC full depth patching, HMA full depth patching, HMA partial depth patching, fixture adjustments, pavement markings, traffic control, and miscellaneous work to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed the work and reopened Buffalo Road between 73rd Street and 19th Place.   They also have completed the work at the intersection of Mills Civic Parkway/South 88th Street intersection around Houston Cemetery, 39th Street, Woodland Avenue between Cedar Drive and 45th Street and Woodland Avenue next to Valley High School.  They have completed the railroad crossings at 50th Street, 60th Street and Jordan Creek Parkway.

They are patching on Aspen Drive east of 50th Street and will pave the street the week on October 30th.  They will be paving Maple Street, Elm Street and 36th Street just west of Valley West Drive the week of October 30th.

 

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10/23/17
Valley Junction Alleys Phase 4 Estimated Start:  August 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  Valley Junction Alleys – Phase 4, including approximately:  1,955 SY of Granular Surfacing, 244 SY of 6” PCC Driveway Pavement, 2,083 L.F. of Subdrain, Excavation, Construction Staking, Traffic Control, Clearing and Grubbing, Surface Restoration, Fencing, and other related items needed to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed all the pipe installation in all three alleys.  All three alleys are open to the public.

 

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10/23/17
SW 60th Street, SE 50th Street and SE/SW Adams Street
Estimated Start:  July 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  Construct SW 60th Street, SE 50th Street and SE/SW Adams Street including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for installation of approximately 6,800 CY of grading, 4800 SY of 8 in. PCC paving, 18400 SY of 8 in. reinforced PCC paving, 1060 SY of 9 in. reinforced PCC paving, 400 SY of bridge approach pavement, surface restoration, erosion control, pavement markings, traffic control and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.  

 

Project Status:  The contractor has paved a segment of SE 50th Street north of SE Adams Street, SW 60th Street south of SE Adams Street and Adams Street between SE 50th Street and SW 60th Street.  They are working on the remaining section of SE 50th Street.  Adams Street and SW 60th Street have been reopened.

 

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10/23/17
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 has completed mass grading between the Raccoon River and Raccoon River Drive for 2017.  They started bridge construction and sanitary & water main river crossing the week of October 16th.  The bridge work is anticipated to be complete by March 2018.

 

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10/23/17
Ashworth Road 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 just west of Jordan Creek Parkway to 81st Street.  General grading and underground utility installation is underway.  Access for all businesses and residents that live along Ashworth Road is from Jordan Creek Parkway.

When winter weather prohibits the contractor from working the road will be reopened for the winter months.  It will be closed down in the spring to complete the project.

 

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10/23/17
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 is grading the site, installing watermain and storm sewer.

 

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10/23/17
cHANNEL rEPAIR pROGRAM Estimated Start:  August 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  McGregor Corporation

 

Project Overview:  Sanitary sewer concrete encasements, excavation, grading, rip rap placement, restoration of approximately 760 feet of stream bank, native seeding, live stake plantings, erosion control and access restoration at three locations along Jordan Creek to protect the City’s sanitary sewer infrastructure.

 

Project Status:  The contractor is working on the repairs adjacent to 68th Street and along EP True Parkway.  The trail has been reopened.

 

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10/23/17
98TH sTREET / uNIVERSITY aVENUE tRAFFIC sIGNAL Estimated Start:  August 2017

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  Jasper Construction

 

Project Overview:  Construction of traffic signals and pedestrian ramps including all labor, materials and equipment necessary to remove existing sidewalks, remove existing roadway median, erosion control, and miscellaneous associated work, including cleanup.

 

Project Status:  The contractor should complete the signal project by mid-November.

 

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10/23/17

 

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
Holiday Park Baseball Improvements - Phase 4B and 5

Estimated Start:  June 2017
Estimated Completion:  October 2017
Contractor:  Iowa Athletic Field Construction
Project Overview:  Improvements to fields 7 and 8 (phase 4B) and fields 9 and 10 (phase 5). Improvements will include renovation of the existing ballfields including new infield material, sod, irrigation and dugouts. Other site improvements will include new pedestrian walkways, field lighting, and storm water improvements.

 

Project Status: Contractor has substantially completed the project. Remaining punch list items will be completed over the next several weeks.
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 11/3/17   
Woodland Hills Park Site Development

Estimated Start:  Summer 2016
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2017
Contractor:  Joiner Construction, Inc.
Project Overview:  Development of Woodland Hills Park located at 1230 S. 95th Street. Improvements include construction of a 2-5 and 5-12 yr-old playground; shelter; restroom; parking lot; and concrete walks. Water quality measures will also be incorporated including permeable pavers, bioretention cells, and soil restoration.

 

Project Status: Contractor has completed the project and the park is officially open. 
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 8/11/17
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 over the next several weeks.
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  11/3/17
Fairmeadows Park Playground Replacement 

Estimated Start:  Summer 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  Caliber Concrete
Project Overview:  Last Fall a City Engineering project to replace a storm sewer pipe under Locust Street directly impact the park including removal of the playground equipment, volleyball court, portions of sidewalk, misc tree removals, and stream channel reconstruction. This Spring, a separate Parks project will be contracted to restore the park including new playground equipment, sidewalks, and site restoration. During construction the park will remain closed to the public. 

 

Project Status: Contractor has substantially completed the project. Remaining punch list items will be completed over the next several weeks.

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  11/3/17
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 completed paving of the parking lot and trail connection. Remaining items including parking lot striping and site restoration will be completed in the several weeks.
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  11/3/17
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: Please refer to the corresponding street project under Engineering Projects for project updates.
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 12/02/16
2017 Concrete Trail Renovation Project Estimated Start:   2017
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017
Contractor:  Tricrete Construction
Project Overview:  Removal and replacement of damaged concrete panels on existing 10’ wide multi-use trails located generally around Wells Fargo Campus.

 

Project Status: Contractor has completed the project including site restoration.
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11/3/17
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: Contractor is finalizing submittals related to screen enclosures. Concrete work including footings and flat work is scheduled to take place the week of November 13.
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11/3/17
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 completed the project including site restoration.
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 11/3/17
RACCOON RIVER PARK SOFTBALL IRRIGATION MODIFICATIONS Estimated Start:   Summer 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  Landscape Unlimited LLC (Lincoln, NE)
Project Overview:  Construction of a pump station to pull water from Blue Heron Lake to supply the irrigation needs for the Raccoon River Park Softball Complex.  This project includes the installation of a pump station, associated piping, valves, inlet box screen, electrical control panel, and 6” HDPE piping. The project also includes plumbing modifications in the existing softball maintenance building to convert the irrigation system from potable water to water pumped from the lake.

 

Project Status: Contractor has completed the project.
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 11/10/17
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 is approximately 90 percent complete. Remaining work includes reattaching stair structure and site cleanup.
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 11/10/17
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 will be onsite week of November 13 to begin disassembly of structure. Work is anticipated to be completed prior to pool opening in 2018.  
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  11/10/17
RACCOON RIVER PARK ENTRANCE TRAIL Estimated Start:   Fall 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  City of West Des Moines
Project Overview:  Construction of multi-use trail across railroad at entrance to Raccoon River Park.

 

Project Status: City staff has completed installation of concrete trail crossing. Remaining work includes removing vegetation along railroad tracks to improve visibility. Work is anticipated to be complete week of November 13.
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  11/10/17
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 in early spring 2018.
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 11/10/17