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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:  South 50th Street is open from Mills Civic Parkway to EP True Parkway.  When weather allows the contractor has resumed work on the underground lines associated to the HAWK pedestrian signal crossing at Wistful Vista.

 

Project Status:  South 50th Street is open from Mills Civic Parkway to EP True Parkway.  The contractor has resumed work on the underground lines associated to the HAWK pedestrian signal crossing at Wistful Vista.

 

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 3/17/17
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:  Clearing and grubbing has been completed on Phase II.  The contractor has installed the 90” storm pipe on the east side of South 60th Street and will be installing the 66” storm sewer pipe across the road the week of March 20th.  South 60th Street is currently closed north of Pheasant Ridge Drive.  It is anticipated the contractor will begin mass grading the first week of April.  They will be hauling fill material from the Phase I 2016 project to Phase II project.  They will close Pheasant Ridge east driveway as part of that work to limit the general vehicle traffic within the construction zone.  The driveway should reopen sometime in June pending weather.

 

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 3/17/17
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.

 

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 3/17/17
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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 3/17/17
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 work for the project and is working on the project closeout process.

 

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 3/17/17
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 has installed a fence along the north sidewalk.  Turf restoration will occur this spring.

 

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 3/17/17
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 contractor has started installing water main and storm sewer.  They will start mass grading by the end of March.

 

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 3/17/17
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 are scheduled to pour the bridge deck the week of March 20th.

 

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 3/17/17
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:  Pipe installation is complete and the contractor will be working on punch list items and restoration.

 

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 3/17/17
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 sewer line installation and is installing sheet piling across Walnut Creek.  The bike trail is to be re-opened by the end of the day on Monday March 20th.  Turf restoration will occur when weather allows this spring.

 

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 3/17/17
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.

 

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 3/17/17
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 85% of the project.

 

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 3/17/17
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 contractor has completed approximately 25% of the project.

 

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 3/17/17
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. 

 

Project Status:  Contractor continues grading of the channel and rip rap placement.

 

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 3/17/17
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 4 intakes.               

 

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 3/17/17
 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 will begin work on the project in early April.

 

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 3/17/17

 

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