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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 50th Street Improvements

Estimated Start:  June 2016

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016

Contractor:  Absolute Concrete

 

Project Overview:  The South 50th Street project will include grading, utilities, and paving the roadway from Mills Civic Parkway to EP True Parkway.

 

Project Status:   South 50th Street is open from Mills Civic Parkway to EP True Parkway.  The contractor has completed all handicap ramps and sidewalks.  They are finishing up the HAWK pedestrian signal and the remaining seeding.  The contractor will also perform additional patching on the inside lanes and smoothness grinding within the next couple of weeks.  There will be a traffic control switch at the north end of the project the week of May 29th.  They will remove the traffic control from the south half of the project and all lanes will be open in that section. 

 

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5/26/17

South 60th Street Improvements phase I & II

Estimated Start:  June 2016

Estimated Completion:  Phase I June 2017, Phase II 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 the east Pheasant Ridge drive.  The contractor has completed the installation of the 90” and 66” storm sewer pipes for Phase II.  The grading contractor is doing final grading and clean-up on Phase I.  The east Pheasant Ridge drive will reopen on 5/27/2017.  They are pouring the bike trail and driveways on the east side of South 60th Street. As soon as weather conditions allow they will complete seeding on the Phase I section.

 

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5/26/17

South 88th Street Improvements

Estimated Start:  Spring 2016

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016

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.  The contractor will be mobilizing back to the project the week of May 29th.  They will be working on final grading, pouring driveways, seeding and turf restoration. They recently completed corrective grinding for pavement smoothness.  When Century Link removes their equipment the City contractor will finish the paving at the intersection of South 88th Street and Booneville Road.  A timeline for that work is undetermined at this time.

 

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5/26/17

Fox Creek Trunk Sewer Extension Phase II 

Estimated Start:  Summer 2016

Estimated Completion:  Fall/Winter 2016

Contractor:  Raccoon River Valley

 

Project Overview:  The Fox Creek Trunk Sewer Extension Phase 2 is a continuation of the Fox Creek Trunk Sewer project begun in 2015.  This segment will extend sewer from the northern terminus of the Fox Creek Trunk Phase 1 Sewer to the intersection of 98th Street and Ashworth Road. 

 

Project Status:   The overall project is approximately 90% complete.  The general contractor has installed all pipe and manholes with the exception of the wetlands area.  The wetlands issue was recently resolved.  The contractor will be mobilizing back to the project and finishing the pipe installation.

 

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5/26/17

Stagecoach drive extension over sugar creek

Estimated Start:  April 2016

Estimated Completion: September 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’. 

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed the tree grubbing.  They continue importing fill material and placing rip rap.

 

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5/26/17

Stagecoach Drive Extension 

Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017

Contractor:  McAninch Corporation

 

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

 

Project Status:  The contractor has installed part of the water main and storm sewer.  The contract continues exporting excess soil off site.

 

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5/26/17

Grand Avenue Siphon Replacement Project

Estimated Start:  Winter 2016

Estimated Completion:  May 2017

Contractor:  J&K Contracting

 

Project Overview:  This project will install 358 LF of 15” and 16” open cut sewer pipe and 280 LF of 15” tunneled sewer pipe with several manholes. 

 

Project Status:   The contractor has completed the sewer line and sheet piling across Walnut Creek.  The bike trail has been re-opened.  The contractor is planning on restoring the asphalt parking lot areas the week of May 29th.  They are currently working on repairs to the concrete parking lot.  Turf restoration should occur in the next few weeks.

 

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5/26/17

Grand Avenue West Segment 6F Sewer   Estimated Start:  Winter 2016

Estimated Completion:  June 2017

Contractor:  Valley Plumbing

 

Project Overview:  This project will install 3,871 LF of 15” and will include 163 LF of 15” tunneled sewer pipe with several manholes. 

 

Project Status:  The contractor has started work on the project on the west side of Wendover Road.  They have completed the two road bores for the project.  They are currently installing the sewer line west of Wendover Place.  The contractor has completed approximately 45% of the project.

 

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5/26/17

2016 Intake Program Estimated Start:  March 2017

Estimated Completion:  June 2017

Contractor:  The Underground Company, LLC

 

Project Overview:  This project will replace 26 storm sewer intakes at various locations within the City.  

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed 20 intakes.                            

 

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5/26/17

2016 Sewer Rehabilitation Program Estimated Start:  April 2017

Estimated Completion:  August 2017

Contractor:  Insituform Technologies USA

 

Project Overview:  This project will include Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining of approximately 860 linear feet of fifteen-inch (15”) diameter sanitary sewer, approximately 1,291 linear feet of twenty-four-inch (24”) diameter sanitary sewer, and approximately 1,126 linear feet of thirty-six-inch (36”) diameter sanitary sewer and other miscellaneous associated work. 

 

Project Status:  The contractor finished cleaning the lines, ordered the lining material and plan to start the lining process in early June.

 

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5/19/17

Raccoon river park road drainage improvements Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  6/30/2017

Contractor:  Corell Contractor

 

Project Overview:  Construction of the Raccoon River Park Road Drainage Improvements, including all materials, labor, and equipment necessary for the project including the approximate quantities: 2751 LF of HDPE subdrain, 9 subdrain cleanouts, 1225 CY of topsoil and seeding & fertilizing.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed approximately 95% of the project and should be complete by the end of May.

 

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5/19/17

public safety station #21 hvac improvements project Estimated Start:  In Progress

Estimated Completion:  05/09/2017

Contractor:  Woodruff Construction, LLC.

 

Project Overview:  The Project consists of the replacement of the mechanical systems serving the normally occupied portions of Public Safety Station 21 (all areas other than the vehicle bay). The existing mechanical systems serving these areas shall be removed, along with all system components other than those indicated to remain.  A new HVAC system shall be provided, including two boilers, an air-cooled chiller, a dedicated outside air air-handling unit, fan coil units, circulation pumps, distribution piping, new kitchen exhaust hood and make-up air unit, and ductwork.  Perimeter heating will be provided with heating hot water in select areas of the building. A new building automation system will be provided to serve all new mechanical system components. An alternate related to alternate building automation system manufacturers will be included as part of the bid. 

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed approximately 95% of the project.

 

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5/26/17

public safety station 18 Exterior improvements project Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  09/30/2017

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 approximately 25% of the project.

 

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5/26/17

2017 PCC Patching and Medians program Estimated Start:  Spring 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

This project has been awarded to the Concrete Company and they plan to start immediately after Memorial Day weekend.

 

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5/26/17

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:  This project has been awarded to the JDA and they plan to start on May 26th at Station 18.

 

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5/19/17

2016 ADA Sidewalk Improvements Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  09/15/2017

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 and 17th Street.

 

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5/26/17

2016 Durable Pavement Marking Project
Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017

Contractor:  Quality Striping, Inc.

 

Project Overview:  The construction includes replacing or adding durable pavement markings at various locations within the City.         

 

Project Status:  This project has been awarded to Quality Striping, Inc.  The contractor is planning to begin the week of May 29th.

 

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5/19/17

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.

 

Project Status:   This project has been awarded to Alliance Construction.  The preconstruction meeting was May 23rd. They are planning to start work in mid-June.

 

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5/26/17

WDM Public Library Flat Roof & Gutter Replacement
Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017

Contractor:  Rubber Roofing Systems

 

Project Overview:  The construction includes some downspout replacement, small area of roof replacement and tile work.        

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed approximately 60% of the project.

 

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5/26/17

 

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 Softball Complex - ADA Improvements

Estimated Start:  Summer 2016
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016
Contractor:  Gruss Construction, LLC
Project Overview:  Concrete improvements in the Holiday Park Softball Complex located at 1701 Railroad Avenue. The improvements generally include paved sidewalks to meet ADA requirements, as well as stormwater improvements to improve drainage between fields.

 

Project Status: Project is substantially complete. Remaining items will be completed in Spring 2017.  
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 12/22/16
Holiday Park Baseball Improvements - Phase 4B & 5

Estimated Start:  Spring 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  In Bidding
Project Overview:  Renovation of Fields, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the Holiday Park Baseball Complex located at 1701 Railroad Avenue. The improvements generally include DEMOLITION of existing dugouts, portions of fencing and playing fields; EARTHWORK including installation of storm sewer utilities, field grading, soil amendments, installation of infield material, and warning track; CONSTRUCTION of new dugouts, fencing, and concrete walks; ELECTRICAL improvements including athletic field lighting for Fields 9 & 10; IRRIGATION system replacement; and complete field SODDING.

 

Project Status: Project is currently in the bid process with sealed bids due on April 12, 2017. For project bid information visit: www.wdm.iowa.gov/business/project-bid-information
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3/24/17
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 installing majority of playground equipment, paved walkways, parking lot and footings associated with the shelter and restroom building.  Remaining work is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2017.
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12/02/16
Brookview Park Trail Connection 

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016
Contractor:  Concrete Connection LLC
Project Overview:  Extension of the 10' wide concrete trail inside Brookview Park. Trail segment will connect park trail to existing multi-use trail along 81st St. Project includes grading, paving, and site restoration.

 

Project Status: Contractor has completed grading, associated paving and backfilling of trail. Site restoration will take place in the Spring.
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 12/02/16
Fairmeadows Park - Playground Renovation 

Estimated Start:  Spring 2017
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017
Contractor:  -
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 these projects, the park will remain closed to the public. 

 

Project Status: Project is in the design phase. For more information on the proposed improvements, visit the online storymap.
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 3/24/17
JORDAN CREEK PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS - WATER SERVICE INSTALLATION

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016
Contractor:  Joiner Construction, Inc.
Project Overview:  Installation of a permanent water service line as part of the expansion of the WDM Community Garden Program. Scope of work includes installation of a water service line, associated plumbing and installation of hose bib assemblies. In addition, City staff will be tilling ground to accommodate approximately 80 new garden plots. The new community gardens are expected to be ready for the 2017 garden season. For information on the program or to inquire about renting a plot, contact Melanie at 222-3435.

 

Project Status: City staff has staked and tilled the areas where the new garden plots will be located. Contractor has installed water line and associated plumbing fixtures. Site restoration of disturbed areas will take in place in the Spring 2017 
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 12/02/16
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