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ENGINEERING PROJECTS

For more information on Engineering Projects:
WDM Engineering Services Department, City Hall
4200 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 2D
P.O. Box 65320
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-222-3475
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Project   Information Updated
SW 60th Street Phase 1    Estimated Start:  Spring 2019

Estimated Completion:  Spring 2020

Contractor:  Concrete Technologies

 

Project Overview:  The project will include construction of 3 segments of urban PCC street and associated work. The first segment will be the regrading and construction of a portion of the existing SW 60th Street alignment north of Cumming Road. The second segment will be the regrading and construction of a portion of the existing 110th Lane alignment between the aforementioned SW 60th Street alignment and a new proposed realignment of SW 60th Street. The third segment will be the grading and construction of a realignment portion of SW 60th Street between the previously mentioned 110th Lane and the proposed construction of the Veterans Parkway extension. Construction activities will include installation of storm sewer, installation of water main, grading, installation of urban PCC paving, installation of longitudinal sub drain, surface restoration and all other related work. 

 

Project Status:  All three segments of the project are open to general traffic. Sidewalk and restoration will be completed in Spring 2020. 

 

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 12/05/19

2019 PCC Patching Program   Estimated Start:  Spring 2019

Estimated Completion:  Spring 2020

Contractor:  Concrete Company

 

Project Overview:  Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Patching at various locations including approximately 1,816 SY of reinforced 7” PCC full depth patching, 723 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching, 5,430 SY of reinforced 9” PCC full depth patching, 58 SY of reinforced 7” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 167 SY of reinforced 8” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 192 SY of reinforced 9” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 100 SY of reinforced 10” PCC full depth patching  (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 46 SY of reinforced 14” PCC full depth patching (IA DOT 5 Hr. PCC Mix), 100 SF of PCC Partial depth patching, 13,941 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 will patch a segment of Vista Drive from Jordan Creek Drive to Prairie View Drive in the spring of 2020.

 

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 02/06/20

South 88th Street & Mills Civic Reconstruction   Estimated Start:  Spring 2019

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2020

Contractor:  McAninch

 

Project Overview:  This project is generally described as the South 88th Street and Mills Civic Parkway Reconstruction; ¼ mile, north, south and west and ½ mile east of the intersection.  This project includes approximately 34,700 SY of reinforced Portland cement concrete paving, 7,360 SY of reinforced Portland cement concrete shared-use path, earthwork, 8,000 LF of storm sewer, 1,700 LF of water main, traffic signals, construction survey, surface restoration, traffic control, and other miscellaneous work needed to complete the project.  The project has a one alternate bid to provide 3,800 LF of joint utility trench composed of 12-4” HDPE conduits and associated hand holes.  The award of the project will be determined solely on the base bid total.

All concrete street paving shall be completed and open to traffic by November 15, 2019.  The remainder of the work shall be completed by May 15, 2020. The contractor has reopened 91st Street south of Mills Civic Parkway. The contractor has closed Mills Civic Parkway west of 88th Street and they have closed 88th Street between Mills Civic Parkway to Coachlight Drive. They are installing underground utilities and grading.

 

Project Status:  All concrete street paving shall be completed and open to traffic by July 31, 2020.  The remainder of the work shall be completed by September 4, 2020. 

The contractor will close Mills Civic Parkway from 81st Street to 88th Street and 88th Street from Mills Civic Parkway to Cascade Avenue on Monday March 16th at 9am to start the remaining work on the project.  Both segments of roadway should be reopened to traffic by late summer. There will be a posted detour route.

 

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 03/13/20

Booneville Road Improvements - S. 88th street to S. 100th street   Estimated Start:  Spring 2019

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2020

Contractor:  Absolute Concrete

 

Project Overview:  Construct BOONEVILLE ROAD from S 88TH STREET to west of S 100TH STREET including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for installation of approximately: 6,200 LF of storm sewer with 67 structures, 4,800 LF of water main, 113,520 CY of grading, 22,500 SY of PCC pavement, driveways and sidewalk, 24 ACRES of surface restoration, erosion control including 490 TON of riprap and erosion stone, pavement markings, traffic control and miscellaneous related work and appurtenances.

 

Project Status:  Booneville Road west of the Sugar Creek bridge is open to traffic. The segment east of the bridge to South 88th Street will remain closed for the winter. Work will resume in the spring of 2020 and should be completed by fall 2020.

 

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02/06/20

33RD/FULLER GRADING AND MODULAR BLOCK RETAINING WALL
  Estimated Start:  August 2019

Estimated Completion:  Spring 2020

Contractor:  Alliance Construction

 

Project Overview:  Grading and construction of modular block retaining walls along Fuller Road between S. 35th Street and S. 28th Street in the City of West Des Moines, IA. The existing timber retaining walls will be removed. Project includes sidewalk removal and replacement.

 

Project Status:  The retaining walls were completed this winter. There has been ongoing coordination with the impacted property owners for the landscape installations. The remaining work will be completed in the spring of 2020 for final completion.

 

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 02/06/20

JORDAN CREEK PARKWAY & ASHWORTH ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS   Estimated Start:  Spring 2020

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2020

Contractor:  Caliber Concrete 

 

Project Overview:  Construction of improvements at the intersection of Jordan Creek Parkway & Ashworth Road including 320 CY of Topsoil, 120 CY of Excavation, and 455 SY of Subgrade Preparation. 8 LF of Storm Sewer and 1 Storm Sewer Structure. 213 LF of Subdrain, and Subdrain Outlets. 396 SY of 9 inch Reinforced PCC Pavement, 58 SY of 6 inch Reinforced PCC Trail and 62 SY of 4 inch PCC Sidewalk. Railroad Protective Liability Insurance and Railroad Flaggers. Traffic Control, Construction Survey, Erosion Control, Pavement Markings, Seeding, and other Miscellaneous Construction.

 

Project Status: Construction has not started.

 

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 02/06/20
RACCOON RIVER BASIN SEGMENT 5 LIFT STATION/FORCEMAIN   Estimated Start:  Spring 2020

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2020

Contractor:  To be determined.

 

Project Overview:  Construct Raccoon River Basin Segment 5 - Lift Station and Force Main including all labor, material and equipment necessary to construct approximately 356 linear feet of sanitary sewer in open cut 12-inch and 15-inch, 8,759 linear feet of force main - 12-inch in open cut, 410 linear feet of force main - 12-inch trenchless installation, air release valves and pits, 3 pump submersible lift station, pre-manufactured control building, standby power generator, excavation, backfill, manholes, connections to existing sewer, surface restoration, traffic control and miscellaneous associated work, including cleanup. 

 

Project Status: The project lets on February 26th and will be awarded on March 2nd. 

 

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 02/06/20
GRAND AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION EAST OF 1-35   Estimated Start:  Spring 2020

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2020

Contractor:  To be determined 

 

Project Overview:  Reconstruction of Grand Avenue East of I-35, including all materials, labor and equipment necessary for the project including the approximate quantities: 2234 SY of PCC paving, 1380 CY of excavation and 48 LF of RCP culvert.

 

Project Status: The project will let on February 12th and be awarded on February 17th. 

 

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 02/06/20
2019 SEWER CLEANING & TELEVISING PROGRAM   Estimated Start:  Spring 2020

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2020

Contractor:  Hydro-Klean 

 

Project Overview:  Type A Cleaning and Televising of approximately 60,900 linear feet of six-inch (6") through thirty-six inch (36") diameter sanitary sewer; Type C Root Removal of approximately 2,600 linear feet of six-inch (6") through twenty-four inch (24") diameter sanitary sewer; Cutting of any Protruding Taps; and other miscellaneous associated work.

 

Project Status: The contractor is working at various locations on the project.

 

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 02/06/20
2019 CHANNEL REPAIR PROGRAM   Estimated Start:  Spring 2020

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2020

Contractor:  To be determined 

 

Project Overview:  The project involves repairing impaired stream banks threatening City sanitary sewer infrastructure at one location, repairing impaired stream banks and deteriorating storm sewer outlets at two locations, and repairing deteriorating storm sewer outlets at three locations in the City. To repair stream banks, the work includes revetment stone placement including excavation to reinforce and inhibit further erosion of the streambank areas adjacent to City infrastructure. To repair storm sewer outlets, the work includes removing failed flared end sections and pipes, replacing storm sewer pipes, furnishing and replacing flared end sections, and installing storm sewer outlet protection including revetment stone to protect the storm sewer outlets and prevent outlet erosion. Associated sitework improvements include erosion controls, clearing and grubbing, surface restoration, seeding, sodding; removal and replacement of sidewalk and trail pavement; and other related work. 

 

Project Status: The project lets on February 26th and will be awarded on March 2nd. 

 

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 02/06/20
2020 PCC Reconstruction Program (12th Street & Walnut Street)  

Estimated Start: Spring 2020

Estimated Completion: Fall 2020

Contractor: To be determined

 

Utility Conflicts: MidAmerican Energy gas lines will need to be relocated as part of the project.

 

Project Overview: The construction includes approximately 3900 square yard (SY) of pavement removal, 3600 SY of 7" P.C.C. & 250 Tons of HMA composite pavement, 2850 linear feet (LF) of Curb & Gutter, 4600 SY of subgrade preparation, 4600 SY of granular subbase, 220 SY of driveway pavement, 4 sanitary sewer manhole replacements, 100 LF of 15-inch storm sewer, 25 LF of 18-inch storm sewer, 930 LF of 24-inch storm sewer, 350 LF of 30-inch storm sewer, 70 LF of 36-inch storm sewer, drainage structures, fixture adjustments, miscellaneous grading, sod restoration, survey, traffic control, and other associated work.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING

Sealed bids will be received by the City of West Des Moines City Clerk's Office at 4200 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 2B, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265, until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020.

At the above time and place all bids received by the City will be opened and publicly read with the results being reported to the West Des Moines City Council at their meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 5:35 pm at which time the Council may take action on the proposals submitted or at such time as may then be fixed.

 

Public Notice Letter to the Residents and Property Owners

Public Information Video

Vicinity Map of the Project

 02/19/20

 

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
WRA Sugar Creek STREAM CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS

Estimated Start:  Winter 2020
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2021
Contractor:  RW Excavating Solutions
Project Overview:  Phase 1 of stream corridor improvement project along Sugar Creek between Stagecoach Dr and Booneville Rd. Project is being managed by Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) in cooperation with the City of West Des Moines and Iowa DNR. Project goals are to improve public safety, improve water quality, and to protect public infrastructure. Work to include tree removals, shaping of stream bank, placement of riprap, grading for future trail, establishment of native vegetation and replanting of trees.

 

Project Status:  The grading and bank stabilization project has been bid and the contract awarded. The tentative project schedule* includes:

  • March - Contractor mobilization, construction fencing, and removal of trees within grading limits.
  • April - Underground storm sewer adjustments; begin grading and rock placement starting at north end of project.
  • May through August - Complete grading and rock placement along creek channel; seeding of disturbed areas.
  • September - Tree planting and substantial completion.
  • Fall 2020 - Construction of greenway trail (separate project).
  • Spring 2021 - Seeding of native areas.

*Tentative schedule submitted by contractor is subject to change depending on weather conditions and other unforseen situations.

 

For additional information see attachments:

Vicinity Map

Letter to property owners along Sugar Creek 03/03/20

Letter to property owners along Sugar Creek 12/10/19

Landscape and Trail Plan exhibit

Sugar Creek Improvements, Phase 1 - Construction Documents

03/05/20
Levee Trail Renovation Project

Estimated Start:   Fall 2019
Estimated Completion:  Spring 2020
Contractor:  Des Moines Asphalt & Paving
Project Overview:  Renovation of the existing trail  located adjacent to Lincoln Street between S 1st St and Raccoon River Park. Work will consist of reconstruction of approximately 5100 SY of asphalt trail, realignment of a portion of trail near Raccoon River Park and installation of a new section of trail to accommodate a future trail connection to Valley Junction.  

 

Project Status:  Contractor has completed concrete paving portion of project and associated grading and utility work. Trail has been re-opened for winter use. In the spring, contractor will return to complete renovation of the asphalt portion of the project.

 

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12/23/19
KIWANIS PARK SHELTER REPLACEMENT Estimated Start:   Spring 2019
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2019
Contractor:  Concrete Connection LLC
Project Overview:   Replacement of 20 year old wood gazebo with new hexagon metal shelter structure.  The project includes removal & disposal of shelter, removal of surrounding concrete & shrubs, supply & installation of a new shelter, new sidewalk paving, and site restoration.

 

Project Status: Project is substantially complete. Remaining punch items to be completed in Fall.

 

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 11/01/19
HIDDEN POINT PARK IMPROVEMENTS Estimated Start:   Spring 2019
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2019
Contractor:  MnM Concrete Specialist
Project Overview:   Phase 1 of construction for Hidden Point Park located at 1250 S Hidden Point Ct.  The project includes overall grading of the park site, installation of the site utilities for future shelter & restroom, installation of concrete parking lot, trails and sidewalks, installation of a separate 2-5 age and 5-12 age playgrounds, and final site restoration.

 

Project Status:   Playground equipment has been installed on both 2-5 age and 5-12 playgrounds. Remaining punch list items are scheduled to completed by Spring 2020.

 

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Hidden Point Park Master Plan

Playground Renderings

 12/23/19
WHISPER POINT PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Estimated Start:   Spring 2019
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2019
Contractor:  Concrete Connection LLC
Project Overview:   Phase 1 of construction for Whisper Point Park located at 9125 Bridgewood Blvd. The project includes overall grading of the park site, installation of site utilities, construction of a restroom facility, 2-5 and 5-12 age playground, concrete sidewalks & trails, water quality improvements and site restoration. Two small shelters and the parking lot will be constructed as part of parkland dedication requirements for area developments, and are not part of this contract.

 

Project Status:   Major items remaining to be completed is completion of restroom building and installation of playground safety surfacing. Playground surfacing will be completed in Spring once surface temperatures are above 50 degrees in order to properly install rubber surfacing.

 

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Whisper Point Park Master Plan

Playground Renderings

12/23/19
NEIGHBORHOOD PARK ENTRY SIGNAGE Estimated Start:   Summer 2019
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2019
Contractor:  Nagle Signs, Inc.
Project Overview:   Replacement of the neighborhood park signs located throughout the park system.  Many of the current signs are over 20 years old and showing signs of decay and age.  The new signs are designed in the same family as other signs throughout the City, and will be constructed of a combination of corten steel, sandblasted aluminum, and stainless steel lettering, mounted on a concrete base 

 

Project Status:  All signs have been installed. Final site restoration will be completed in Spring.

 

Park Entry Sign Rendering

11/01/19
Pinedale Park Improvements Estimated Start:   Summer 2019
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2019
Contractor:  Concrete Connection LLC
Project Overview:   Construction of Pinedale Park located at 3375 Woodland Ave. The project includes demolition of the existing asphalt courts, overall grading of the park site, installation of a small shelter, playground equipment & surfacing, multi-use court, concrete sidewalk connections, stormwater improvements, and site restoration.         

 

Project Status:  Playground equipment and shelter have been installed. Remaining punch list items are scheduled to completed by Spring 2020.

 

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Pinedale Park Master Plan

Playground Renderings

 12/23/19
RACCOON RIVER PARK BOATHOUSE Estimated Start:   Summer 2019
Estimated Completion:  Spring  2020
Contractor:  Cerebral Group LLC
Project Overview:   Construction of the Raccoon River Park Boathouse located near the main entrance at Raccoon River Park (2400 Grand Avenue). The boathouse will provide improved access and boating opportunities on Blue Heron Lake, and will also provide river trail portage and shuttle service for access points along the Raccoon River.  This facility would house a variety of boat and bike rentals, concession accommodations, patio & lake dock, sitting & viewing areas and restroom facilities.        

 

Project Status:  Building foundation work has been completed. Contractor currently working on installation of building.

 

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Boathouse Schematic Plan

 12/23/19
RACCOON RIVER PARK WATER TRAIL PORTAGE

Estimated Start:   Summer 2019
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2020
Contractor:  City of West Des Moines
Project Overview:   Construction of a portage access at Raccoon River Park that will enable kayak and canoe access between Raccoon River and Blue Heron Lake. The portage is part of several larger initiatives to improve and provide access to greenway corridors identified in the Greater Des Moines Water Trails Plan and the City's own Five Waters Project. In addition to providing water access, project will also include seating and respite areas and trail signage.

 

Project Status:  Access on the lake side has been final graded and restored. Pending permit approval, improvements on the river side of portage anticipated to be completed by Spring 2020.

 

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Concept Sketch

 11/01/19
JAMIE HURD AMPHITHEATER

Estimated Start:   Summer 2019
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2020
Contractor:  Division 1 - Corell Contractor Inc

                      Division 2 & 3 - Henkel Construction
Project Overview:   Construction of an amphitheater on the City Campus located southeast of City Hall on the campus pond. The project will be broken down into three divisions as follows:

Division 1 – All site grading, utilities, sidewalks, and concrete site walls (not associated with stage).  This work is expected to begin the week of September 23, 2019. 

Division 2 – All work associated with the Amphitheater stage and structure including stage concrete walks, concrete floor, steel structures, metal roofing, stage electrical, and all site lighting.

Division 3 – All work associated with landscaping and irrigation.

 

Project Status: . Contractor currently working on installation of steel structure. Please note a portion of the loop trail around the pond is expected to be closed during construction.

 

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Plan & Perspectives

 03/05/20
HOLIDAY PARK SIGNAGE AND ANCILLARY IMPROVEMENTS Estimated Start:   Fall 2019
Estimated Completion:  Winter 2020
Contractor:  JPG Construction
Project Overview:   Improvements to the common areas of  baseball and softball complex. The improvements  will include construction of wayfinding signage, a seating area, (2) informational kiosks, and a dumpster enclosure at girls softball.  

 

Project Status:  Concrete footings have all been installed. Installation of kiosk frame also complete. Masonry work scheduled to begin in March,

 

 03/05/20