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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 E.P. True Parkway.

 

Project Status:  South 50th Street is open from Mills Civic Parkway to EP True Parkway. The contractor will return in the spring when weather allows and finish the trail and sidewalks, regrade the disturbed areas and seed/sod areas disturbed by the work. 

 

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 1/20/17
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:  The contractor has completed the tree cutting process and are currently removing them from the site.  The next major process will be to install the storm sewer pipes and structures along and under South 60th Street before heavy rains begin this spring.  As part of that work South 60th Street will be closed to the general public but will be left in a manner to provide residents access to their homes.  Some residents will be accessing South 60th Street from the south via Grand Avenue and others from the north off of Mills Civic Parkway.  The road closure will begin on Monday February 20, 2017.

 

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 1/20/17
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 return in the spring when weather allows and regrade & seed the entire project. The temporary barrier rail will be removed and the pavement will be finished when Century Link relocates the structures out of the roadway.

 

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 1/20/17
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 remains unresolved.

 

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 1/20/17
60th Street & Mills Civic Parkway Intersection Improvements

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016

Estimated Completion:  January 2017

Contractor:  CTI

 

Project Overview:  This project on Mills Civic Parkway will add a right turn lane for northbound traffic onto South 60th Street.  

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed the lane widening portion.  They are working to complete the signal modification.

 

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 1/20/17
 

Public Safety Station 18 HVAC Improvements Project

Estimated Start:  October 24, 2016

Estimated Completion:  February 2017

Contractor:  Ball Team

 

Project Overview:  This project consists of the replacement of the mechanical systems serving the occupied portions of the facility. 

 

Project Status:  The building has been vacated by City staff and the contractor is working on demolition and installing ductwork. Work continues on the equipment installation.

 

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 1/20/17
Fairmeadows Park Storm Sewer Improvements Project 

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016

Estimated Completion:  May 2017

Contractor:  J&K Contractors

 

Project Overview:  The Fairmeadows Park Storm Sewer Improvements are necessary to address deficiencies with the existing culvert under 22nd Street just south of Vine Street.  Work included in this contract includes replacement of the culvert, additional stormwater intakes in street, demolition of existing park equipment, and rough grading of the park site.  

 

Project Status:  The road was reopened on 12/2/2016.  The contractor will reseed the disturbed areas in the spring when weather allows.

 

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 1/20/17
Stagecoach Drive Extension 

Estimated Start:  Spring 2017

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017

Contractor:  McAninch Corporation

 

Project Overview:  The Stagecoach Drive Extension project will include grading, utilities, and paving the roadway.

 

Project Status:  The pre-construction meeting has not been scheduled.

 

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 12/16/16
Raccoon River Drive Bridge Replacement 
Estimated Start:  Fall 2016

Estimated Completion:  Fall 2017

Contractor:  Iowa Bridge & Culvert

 

Project Overview:  This project consists of replacing the bridge on Raccoon River Drive over Sugar Creek.  The size of the bridge is 204’x30’. The road can be closed on or after 12/1/2016 and shall be open to traffic by 5/31/2017.

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Project Status:  The contractor has closed the road.  They have set the beams and are working on the form work for the bridge deck.

 

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 2/10/17
Sugar Creek Trunk Sewer Extension Estimated Start:  Fall 2016

Estimated Completion:  February 2017

Contractor:  Rognes Corporation

 

Project Overview:  This project includes extension of approximately 547 feet of 12-inch trunk sewer south of the Tiburon development to serve Majestic Oaks.

 

Project Status:  The contractor has started installing pipe and will be crossing Sugar Creek this week.

 

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 2/10/17
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 will include 280 LF of 15” tunneled sewer pipe with several manholes.  

 

Project Status:  The contractor has completed the boring segments of the project.  They are working on the pipe installation through the open cut segment.

 

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 2/10/17
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 will be starting mid-February with the clearing and grubbing.  They will also begin the boring operations at the same time.

 

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 2/10/17
9th Street Storm Sewer Repairs   Estimated Start:  Winter 2016

Estimated Completion:  March 2017

Contractor:  HydraTech

 

Project Overview:  This project will repair 84” RCP storm sewer along 9th Street from Lincoln Street to Elm Street including 231 internal flexible joint seals and sealing 184 storm sewer lift holes.  

 

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

 

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 2/10/17
2016 Sewer Cleaning and Televising Estimated Start:  Winter 2016

Estimated Completion:  April 2017

Contractor:  Visu-Sewer

 

Project Overview:  This project will consist of Type A Cleaning & Televising of approximately 37,000 linear feet of eight inch (8”) through forty-two inch (42”) diameter Sanitary Sewer, Type C Root Removal of approximately 2,100 linear feet of eight inch (8”) through twenty-four inch (24”) diameter Sanitary Sewer, Cutting of any Protruding Taps, and other miscellaneous associated work.The pre-construction meeting was held December 15th.

 

Project Status:  The project has not started.

 

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 1/20/17
Quail Park Sewer Channel Repair Estimated Start:  Winter 2017

Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017

Contractor:  RW Excavating & Dozing

 

Project Overview:  This project will repair a portion of the existing channel to protect the City sewer main.  The work will include grading, installing steel sheeting and rip rap.  The contractor intends to start the week of January 23rd.

 

Project Status:  The project has not started.

 

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 1/20/17

 

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
RACCOON RIVER PARK PORTABLE ICE RINK

Estimated Start:  Winter 2016
Estimated Completion:  Winter 2016
Contractor:  City Staff
Project Overview:  Installation of a portable ice rink to be used for recreation skating this winter. Rink will be located near the softball complex and will measure approximately 80' x 40' and feature a combination of 42" and 20" side boards. More information will be posted on the Parks & Recreation Departments webpage and Facebook page once skating can begin.

 

Project Status: Installation of the portable ice rink is complete. On Monday, December 19 a ribbon ceremony was held. The rink will be open for skating throughout the winter season, weather permitting.

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 12/22/16
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 4A Commons Area

Estimated Start:  Summer 2016
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016
Contractor:  Concrete Connection LLC
Project Overview:  Renovation of the drop-off and common areas around the concession building in the Holiday Park Baseball Complex located at 1701 Railroad Avenue. The improvements generally include a new drop-off area and dumpster enclosure; utility improvements; new plaza area; entry signage; concrete walks; site restoration; and other minor improvements.

 

Project Status: Project is substantially complete and a final walk through was completed last week.  
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12/22/16
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
Art on the Trail Installation

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2016
Contractor:  Gruss Construction, LLC
Project Overview:  Installation of a permanent work of art - “Surrounds” - commissioned by the West Des Moines Public Arts Commission. Art work to be installed along Jordan Creek Trail in five separate locations.  The art work includes vertical structures made of brushed stainless steel and colorful animals made of polychromed cast aluminum.

 

Project Status:  Project has been completed.
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 12/02/16
Valley View Park Soil Quality Restoration

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016
Estimated Completion:  Mid-November 2016
Contractor:  Joiner Construction, Inc.
Project Overview:  Soil improvements to 8 acres of the open play field area of the park consisting of deep tine aeration followed by a topdressing of organic compost material. Intent is to improve quality of soil which will reduce amount of water runoff, minimize need for fertilizers and improve overall health of lawn.

 

Project Status: Project has been completed.
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12/02/16
Fairmeadows Park Improvements

Estimated Start:  Fall 2016
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2017
Contractor:  multiple
Project Overview:  Several projects over the next year will significantly impact Fairmeadows Park. This Fall a City Engineering project to replace a storm sewer pipe under Locust Street will directly impact the park including removal of the playground equipment, volleyball court, portions of sidewalk, misc tree removals, and stream channel reconstruction. Project is anticipated to be substantially completed by November 30. Following in the Spring of 2017, a separate Parks project will be contracted to restore the park including new playground equipment, sidewalks, seating areas and landscaping. During these projects, the park will remain closed to the public. 

 

Project Status: Refer to Fairmeadows Park Storm Sewer Improvement Project under Engineering Projects for project updates.
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 10/21/16
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