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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 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 is finishing up site grading, turf restoration and final bridge items.  The road is projected to be open later this fall.

 

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10/5/18
Ashworth Road Phase I Reconstruction
Estimated Start:  August 2017

Estimated Completion:  November 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 open from Jordan Creek Parkway to 81st Street for the residents impacted by the project.  Detour traffic should continue to follow the posted detour.  The contractor has paved both east and west bound lanes.  They have completed the driveways on the north and south side of Ashworth Road.  They have poured the intersection of 76th Street and 78th Street.

 

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10/5/18
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 84th Street to 81st Street.  88th Street has been reopened south of Ashworth Road.    Ashworth Road is open from north of the bridge over I-80 to 84th Street with one lane in each direction as work continues in the outside lanes.  When weather permits paving will resume between 84th Street and 81st Street.

 

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Ashworth Road Closure – Traffic Control Plan  

10/5/18 
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 contractor has finished al the pipe installation and is working on grading the easement areas.  The underground utility work at the lift station is nearing completion.  The power supply is in progress.

 

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10/5/18
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 have cleared trees from the project corridor.  The box culvert has been completed under the roadway and the road is open to traffic.   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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10/5/18
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 contractor has completed clearing and grubbing, water main and storm sewer installation along the corridor.  They are in the final stages of grading and will be preparing to pave the roadway this fall.

 

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Resident Notice East of I35

County Line Road Closure - Traffic Control Plan

 10/5/18
Veterans Parkway Project SE Adams Street to SE 50th Street

Estimated Start:  May 2018

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018

Contractor:  Elder Corporation

 

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 contractor has completed clearing and grubbing of the corridor.  They are mass grading, installing storm sewer and water main along the roadway corridor.

 

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 10/5/18
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:  They have the graded the roadway and have completed the paving.  Work on the turf restoration and landscape features is underway.  Traffic signal work is in progress.  Traffic should be switched back to normal by the end of October.

 

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10/5/18
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 contractor has completed the 400 & 500 block of 3rd Street and reopened to traffic.  MidAm is to install street light wire/lights and sod is scheduled to start in mid-October.

 

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 10/5/18
Veterans parkway bridge over i-35

Estimated Start:  May 2018

Estimated Completion:  Late Fall 2018

Contractor:  Elder Corporation

 

Project Overview:  Construction of Veterans Parkway bridge over I-35.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed clearing and grubbing of the corridor.  They have completed the mass grading and temporary erosion controls have been placed.

 

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 10/5/18
2018 HMA Resurfacing Estimated Start:  Late May 2018

Estimated Completion:  November 2018

Contractor:  Des Moines Asphalt & Paving

 

Project Overview:  This project will resurface various locations in the City of West Des Moines. Types of work including approximately 4,944 tons of HMA HT ½” intermediate course, 4,992 tons of HMA HT ½” surface course, 48,614 square yards of surface milling, 35,322 linear feet of crack cleaning and filling , 2,747 square yards of PCC full depth patching, 716 square yards of PCC 5-Hour Mix full depth patching, 769 square yards of PCC sidewalk, 1,039 linear feet of PCC curb and gutter, 185 square yards of HMA full depth patching, 50 square yards of HMA partial depth patching, fixture adjustments, pavement markings, traffic control, and miscellaneous work to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed all asphalt work on the project.  They will start replacing all the affected handicap sidewalk ramps on the project by mid-October. 

 

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 10/5/18
2018 pcc patching program

Estimated Start:  June 2018

Estimated Completion:  November 2018

Contractor:  Concrete Company

 

Project Overview:  Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Patching at various locations including approximately 1,321 SY of reinforced 7” PCC full depth patching, 1,421 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching, 1,631 SY of reinforced 9” PCC full depth patching, 1203 SY of reinforced 10” PCC full depth patching, 198 SY of reinforced 7” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 161 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching 

(IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 302 SY of reinforced 9” PCC full depth patching 

(IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 227 SY of reinforced 10” PCC full depth patching 

(IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 382 SF of PCC Partial depth patching, 49,938 LF of joint preventative sealant, PCC curb and gutter replacement, median repair, intake reconstruction, manhole adjustments, drives, sidewalks, traffic control, traffic loops, and other miscellaneous work to complete the project.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has finished patching on South 50th Street.  They have been patching on Westown Parkway between 60th Street and Lake Drive.

 

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 10/5/18
mills civic parkway /s. 51st street, mall entrance street entrance

Estimated Start:  Mid-July 2018

Estimated Completion:  November 2018

Contractor:  Absolute Concrete

 

Project Overview:  The project will include construction of two right turn lanes and associated work. A southbound right turn lane will be constructed along South 51st Street at the intersection of Mills Civic Parkway. A westbound right turn lane will be constructed along Mills Civic Parkway at the intersection of the south entrance to the Jordan Creek Town Center approximately 900' west of S 68th Street.  Turn lane construction will include modifications to the existing storm sewer, traffic signal modifications, sidewalk reconstruction, and surface restoration.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed the right turn lane on 51st Street north of Mills Civic Parkway.

 

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 10/5/18
Intersection Improvements, S. Jordan Creek Pkwy & Mills Civic pkwy / s. jordan creek pkwy & coachlight dr

Estimated Start:  Late June 2018

Estimated Completion:  November 2018

Contractor:  Henriksen Contracting

 

Project Overview:  The project will include construction of two turn lanes and associated work. A westbound right turn lane will be constructed along Mills Civic Parkway at the intersection of Jordan Creek Parkway. A southbound right turn lane will be constructed along Jordan Creek Parkway at the intersection of Coachlight Drive.  Each turn lane construction will include modifications to existing storm sewer, traffic signal modifications, sidewalk reconstruction, and surface restoration.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has paved and backfilled on the Jordan Creek Parkway turn lane.

 

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 10/5/18
SW Grand Prairie Parkway from Veterans Parkway to SW Madison Avenue
Estimated Start:  July 2018

Estimated Completion:  May 2019

Contractor:  Elder Corporation

 

Project Overview:  Construct SW Grand Prairie Parkway from Veterans Parkway to SW Madison Avenue including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for installation of approximately: 5,058 LF of storm sewer with 27 structures, 6,806 LF of  water main, 309,331 CY of grading, 13,240 SY of PCC pavement, 13,446 SY of modified subbase, 536 LF of 12-ft by 7-ft reinforced concrete box culvert with drop inlet and outlet, 45 ACRES of permanent surface restoration, 45 ACRES of temporary surface restoration, erosion control including 1,308 TON of riprap, pavement markings, traffic control and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

 

Project Status:  The contractor is mass grading the road corridor and constructing a large box culvert under 105th Street.  The contractor has closed 105th Street to start filling and grading through the existing roadway.

 

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 10/5/18
Booneville Road Bridge Replacement over Sugar Creek
Estimated Start:  July 2018

Estimated Completion:  October 2018

Contractor:  Herberger Construction

 

Project Overview:  Construct a new 150-ft by 30-ft continuous concrete slab bridge with 5’ sidewalks on Booneville Road over Sugar Creek including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for installation of approximately: 775 LF of water main, 13,780 CY of grading, 1,100 TON of granular surfacing, bridge approach pavement, erosion control including 2,300 TON of erosion stone and riprap, removal of existing multi-plate pipe, traffic control and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

 

Project Status:  The contractor is nearing completion of the bridge.  The road should be reopened by early November.

 

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 10/5/18

 

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 successfully completed the project. Site furniture including seating to be installed summer 2018.

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6/20/18
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 successfully completed the project.

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 6/20/18
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: Contractor has successfully completed the project.

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6/20/18
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 will be returning this Fall to complete repairs along a section of the new trail to address some premature cracking that has occurred. Trail will require temporary closures in order to complete work. More information on timing will be posted as soon as schedule is determined.

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9/14/18
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: Project is substantially complete and courts are open to the public. Final site restoration including seeding of the site will be completed in the Fall.

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 9/16/18
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: Contractor has completed paving of trail. As soon as weather allows, contractor will complete backfilling and restoration of site this fall.

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10/12/18
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: Project is substantially complete. Remaining site restoration will be completed in the Fall.

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 6/20/18
HOLIDAY PARK PARKING LOT REPAIRS Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018
Contractor:  Concrete Connection LLC
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: Phase 2 of the project has been completed. Remaining work consisting of backfilling and restoration will take place as soon as weather allows this fall.

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 10/12/18
FAIRMEADOWS PARK WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS

Estimated Start:   Spring 2018
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2018
Contractor:  Apex Companies
Project Overview:    Project consists of installation of multiple water quality improvements at Fairmeadows Park including the construction of a bioswale to manage stormwater from the parking lot, soil quality restoration to improve the turf and permeability at the open playing fields, compost grouting of rip rap along the streambank of the creek, and native wetland plantings.  The City will also be providing educational signage explaining the project.

Funding for the project is being provided through a combination of City funds and a grant from Polk County intended for improving water quality near the Walnut Creek Watershed.

 

Project Status: Project has been completed including installation of educational signage describing the improvements.

 9/14/18
VALLEY VIEW PARK SHELTER, RESTROOM AND SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS Estimated Start:   Summer 2018
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2018
Contractor:  Core Structural Services
Project Overview:  Project includes construction of an open-air shelter, restroom facility, (3)  lighted sand volleyball courts, and associated site and utility improvements located on the southwest side of Valley View Park (88th Street side). 

 

Project Status:  Contractor continues to make progress on grading and utility work. Concrete slab and associated footings for the new open-air shelter have been poured. The frame for the shelter and restroom building has also been installed.

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 10/12/18