College Dr Construction

Project Overview

The street is being reconstructed, minor sanitary sewer work is being done, storm sewers and storm sewer intakes are being added, and portions of the water main are being replaced. The project will begin in April or May and should be finished by the end of November. 

12/18/20 Update

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  Work is complete for the winter.  The Contractor will clean up the site once conditions allow.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of December 21st, the Contractor will be working on a couple of driveways.  They will clean up the site once conditions allow.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

12/11/20 Update

The road is opened back up to through traffic. For the week of December 14th, the contractor will be installing permanent street signs and removing traffic controls. Temporary erosion control spray will be put down on the disturbed areas. This material does not have any grass seed in it. The area will be seeded in the spring. There are a few driveway approaches on phase 3 that are getting re-poured towards the end of the week. The affected residents have been notified.

All work is expected to be finished up on phases 1, 2, and 3 by Saturday next week. Phase 4 will begin in the spring of 2021. Affected residents on phase 4 will receive notices as soon as we’ve got a good idea of when the project will be starting again. The City council approved a change order on 12/7/2020 to allow for 45 working days on phase 4.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well. The last project update for this year is scheduled for December 18th:    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

12/4/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

---

2

---

 

3

---

11/13

4

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of December 7th, the Contractor will finish backfilling and cleaning up the site.  Final grading will not occur until the spring along with seeding.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage and recycling out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stag 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of December 7th, the Contractor will be backfilling and cleaning up the site and installing mailboxes.  Final grading will not occur until the spring along with seeding.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage and recycling at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

FAQ

What will be done on my street this year? 

Everything east of the 7800 block

When will work start again in the spring? 

As soon as the weather breaks and the Contractor is able to work. This is usually in Mid-April or May.

How long will it take to finish the projects in the spring and summer of 2021? 

About 6 weeks

Why wasn't this project finished this year? 

  • Shallow gas services on either side of the box culvert over North Walnut Creek
  • Issues with MidAmerican not entering houses due to COVID
  • Continuous labor shortages throughout the project due to COVID
  • Poor soil conditions on the east side of the bridge that required extension modification
  • Poor weather impacts were compounded by the soil conditions

Will I be able to get in my driveway over the winter? 

Yes

Will normal mail and trash service return over the winter? 

Yes

When will you put down grass seed? 

The state’s spring seeding window is March 1st to May 31st. We will put down seed sometime between those dates.

Do I need to water my grass seed in the spring? 

No, you do not need to water your grass seed. The Contractor is responsible for getting the seed established. However, we do encourage residents to water the seed if they want to.

Will there be equipment, materials, or construction debris left in the area over the winter? 

No

Who do I contact if there are issues with the project over the winter?  

  • Contact the Public Works department at 515-645-6825 or by email at publicworks@windsorheights.org
  • If you have issues with your water service, please contact Carla Schumacher with Des Moines Water Works at 515-323-6227

What will snow removal look like over the winter? 

City crews will remove snow on all of these streets. Deicing salt causes extensive damage to brand new pavement, so we will make every effort to minimize the amount of salt we put down but to maintain the level of service expected by Windsor Heights residents. 

 

11/20/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

---

2

---

 

3

---

11/13

4

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

 

Work will only occur on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week due to the Holiday.

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of November 23rd, the Contractor will finish installing the remaining sidewalk.  They will also continue backfilling, rough grading, and cleaning up the site.  Final grading may not occur until the spring along with seeding. 

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of November 23rd, the Contractor will finish intersections and driveways, and sidewalks.  They will begin backfilling once all concrete work is completed.  Final grading may not occur until the spring along with seeding.  

All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4:  Work will be postponed until the spring of 2021 due to weather conditions.  Notices will be given to the affected residents. The roadway will be opened to through traffic over the winter months. All construction materials, debris, and equipment will be removed from the site before work is wrapped up this fall. There will be a temporary patch poured between the existing pavement on phase 4 and the new pavement on phase 3 so that there is a smooth transition for vehicles between the old and new roadway.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

11/13/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

11/23

3

8/31

11/23

4

11/2

11/27

 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of November 16th, the Contractor will be work on remaining sidewalk.  They will also continue backfilling and cleaning up the site.  Final grading may not occur until the spring along with seeding.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of November 16th, the Contractor will be pouring intersections and driveways and sidewalks.  They will begin backfilling once all concrete work is completed.  Final grading may not occur until the spring along with seeding.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of November 16th.  The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

11/6/20 Update

College Drive Updates

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

11/13

3

8/31

11/13

4

11/2

11/27

 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of November 9th, the Contractor will be forming and pouring the sidewalk along with backfilling.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of November 9th, the Contractor will be pouring intersections and driveways and grading sidewalks.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of November 16th.  The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want to be salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

10/30/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. A map of the stages is found at the end of this letter. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/19

3

8/31

10/26

4

11/2

11/27

 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of November 2nd, the Contractor will be forming and pouring sidewalk.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of November 2nd, the Contractor will be pouring intersections and driveways and grading sidewalks.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of November 16th.  The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.


10/23/20 Update

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

11/6

3

8/31

11/13

4

11/16

12/11

 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of October 26th, the Contractor will be grading the sidewalk.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of October 26th, the Contractor will be pouring intersections and driveways.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. 

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of November 9th.  The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from the back of the curb) that you want to be salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

10/16/20

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/19

3

8/31

10/26

4

11/2

11/27

 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of October 19th, the Contractor will be pouring driveways and grading sidewalks.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of October 19th, the Contractor will be pouring intersections and driveways.   All work is weather dependent.   Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.   Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of November 2nd. The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from the back of the curb) that you want to be salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

10/9/20 Update

College Drive Project

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/19

3

8/31

10/26

4

10/26

11/20

 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of October 12th, the Contractor will be pouring concrete at intersections and begin grading driveways and sidewalk.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of October 12th, the Contractor will be paving the street at the end of the week.  Driveway and sidewalk work is scheduled to begin the week of October 19th.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of October 26th.  The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from the back of the curb) that you want to be salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

10/2/20 Update

College Drive Updates

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/26

11/20

 

Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle):  For the week of October 5th, the Contractor will be prepping the disturbed areas for seed and will be seeding those areas. 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of October 5th, the Contractor will be prepping for street paving with anticipated paving to occur at the end of the week.  They will finish street concrete work the week of October 12th. Sidewalk and driveway grading will follow street paving.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of October 5th, the Contractor will grade the roadway and install rock.  Street paving will be the week of October 12th. Sidewalk and driveway work will follow.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 4 (78th Street to Harbach Blvd):  Work on Stage 4 is anticipated to begin the week of October 26th.  The Contractor will be putting out door hangers closer to the start date to inform property owners of the start date.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from the back of the curb) that you want to be salvaged.  This work is weather dependent.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com..

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of these people.

9/25/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20

 

Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will install mailboxes and begin preparing for seed and then seed.  The tops of the intakes at 76th Street will be installed along with pouring concrete around them.

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will begin grading the roadway and installing rock.  It’s anticipated that street paving will occur the week of October 5th.  Sidewalk and driveway grading will follow street paving.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of September 28th, the Contractor will finish sub drain installation and then begin grading the roadway at the end of the week.  Rock installation will occur the week of October 5th along with street paving the end of the week.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

9/18/20 Update

College Drive 

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20

 

Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle): For the week of September 21st, the Contractor will be will begin restoration work including backfilling and seeding the following week. They will also be installing mailboxes. The tops of the intakes at 75th Street and 76th Street will be installed along with pouring concrete around them.

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street): For the week of September 21st, the Contractor will finish storm sewer and install drain tile in the roadway. It’s anticipated that road grading work will begin the week of September 28th. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street): For the week of September 21st, the Contractor will finish installing storm sewer. Installation of drain tile along the roadways will be completed the following week. The east half of Plaza Circle will be open for residents to access College Drive. It’s anticipated that road grading work will begin the week of October 5th. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com..

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

9/11/20 Update

College Drive

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20


Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle): For the week of September 14th, the Contractor will be will begin restoration work including backfilling and seeding the following week. They will also be installing mailboxes. The tops of the intakes at 76th Street will be installed along with pouring concrete around them.

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street): For the week of September 14th, the Contractor will be working on the water main and storm sewer. Water will need to be shut off to complete the water main installation, notices will be given to the affected residents. It’s anticipated that road grading work will begin the week of September 28th. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street): For the week of September 14th, the Contractor will begin installing storm sewer starting at Plaza Circle and working west (it’s anticipated to last 3 weeks). The east half of Plaza Circle will be open for residents to access College Drive. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling, and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Some of the work may be delayed due to wet conditions from the last week of rain.

Stage 4: on September 8th, the City council approved Resolution No 2020-110 which allows the contractor and engineer to set a reasonable stopping date for the project in the fall of 2020. Due to significant delays from utility companies, poor soil conditions near the creek, and whether the project will not be completed in the fall of 2020 as originally planned. The contractor may not stage 4 this fall, depending on how weather and site conditions are looking as we get closer to finishing stages 2 and 3. If they are able to finish stage 4 of the project before the winter sets in, they will do so. The work that is not finished on this project in the fall of 2020 will be finished in the spring of 2021. More information about the work that will and will not be completed this year will be provided in these newsletters as we get closer to the winter. To see the documentation for Resolution No 2020-110, please check out the City website:  https://www.windsorheights.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_09082020-386.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09.

Click here to view the recording of the weekly public construction meeting. 

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

9/4/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20


Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle): For the week of September 8th, the Contractor will be will begin restoration work including backfilling and seeding. They will also be installing mailboxes. The tops of the intakes at 75th Street and 76th Street will be installed later in the week and then they will pour the concrete box outs for these intakes and the adjacent sidewalks that have not yet been poured sometime the week of the 14th.

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street): For the week of September 8th, the Contractor will be working on water main and storm sewer. Water will need to be shut off to complete the water main installation and notices will be given to the affected residents. It is anticipated that road grading work will begin the week of September 21st. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street): For the week of September 8th, the Contractor will begin installing storm sewer starting at Plaza Circle and working west. Storm sewer work is expected to take approximately three weeks. The east half of Plaza Circle will be open for residents to access College Drive. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different  or each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people on this page.

8/28/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below. Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20


Stage 1 (75th Street to Plaza Circle):  For the week of August 31st, the Contractor will be will be pouring driveways and sidewalk on the west half of driveway.  Its anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 31st. The contractor will follow with restoring and seeding disturbed yards.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. 

Stage 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street):  For the week of August 31st, the contractor will be working on water services from the water main to the stop box and sanitary sewer main repairs.  In order to connect new water services, your water will be off.  It’s anticipated that the water will be off for a short period of time.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Stage 3 (Plaza Circle to 78th Street):  For the week of August 31st, the Contractor will begin pavement removals along with sidewalk and driveway removals.  The week of September 8th, work will begin on storm sewer starting at Plaza Circle and working west.  The east half of Plaza Circle will be open for residents to access College Drive.   Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.  As reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.

If you have questions about this project, please contact any of the people listed at the bottom of the page.


8/21/20 Update

The anticipated schedule for each stage of the project is in the table below.  Please note that these are estimates and may change depending on weather and utility conflicts.

Stage

Anticipated Start

Anticipated Completion

1

---

8/31

2

8/26

10/7

3

8/31

10/20

4

10/20

11/20


For the week of August 24th, the Contractor will be will be pouring the 76th Street intersection, west bridge approach, and half of the Plaza Circle intersection. They will be pouring driveways and sidewalks during the early part of the week. It is anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 24th. Restoration work will follow driveway and sidewalk installation. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.

If residents have any tree debris from the storm, place it near the edge of the roadway in the grass and it will be picked up.  The debris removal contractor has been down College Drive once already but will make another pass in the next couple weeks. We will make sure that residents with storm debris are taken care of, especially those on streets under construction.

Stage 2 will begin the week of August 24th. Once removal of pavement has occurred, they will begin storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main work. The Contractor has put out door hangers to affected residents. As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

Stage 3 is anticipated to start the week of August 31st. Affected residents will receive notification from the Contractor approximately one week prior to construction. As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

There are public information forums held by Zoom at 2 PM on Friday afternoons for each project as well: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327380827?pwd=VGI3M1VJRjYzdFRmT3c0VHBURTF6dz09

City Councilmembers will also be delivering updates to each property affected by the project until construction is completed.


8/14/20 Update

For the week of 17th, the Contractor will finish main line paving west of the bridge and finish side streets and by bridge.  East of the bridge will be paved first.  Grading for driveways and sidewalk is scheduled for the end of the week of the 17th.  Pouring of driveways and sidewalk is anticipated to begin the week of August 24th.  It’s anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 24th.  Sidewalk installation will follow driveway installation.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.

If residents have any tree debris from the storm, place those near the edge of the roadway and they will be picked up.  Please have all debris set up prior to August 19th.

Phase 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street) is anticipated to begin at the end of August.  The Contractor will put out door hangers letting those affected when cars need to be removed from their driveways approximately one week prior to construction.  As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.  

8/7/20 Update

For the week of 10th, the Contractor will be paving the street starting the middle of the week. East of the bridge will be paved first. Driveway installation is anticipated to begin the week of August 17th. It's possible that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 24th. Sidewalk installation will follow driveway installation. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pick up times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.

Phase 2 (73rd Street to 75th Street) is anticipated to begin at the end of August. The Contractor will put out door hangers letting those affected when cars need to be removed from their driveways approximately one week prior to construction. As a reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

7/31/20 Update

For the week of August 3rd, the Contractor will be paving the street the end of the week and the beginning of the week of August 10th. Driveway installation is anticipated to begin the week of August 10th. Its likely that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 10th and the week of August 17th. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

7/24/20 Update

For the week of July 27th, the Contractor will be paving the street. Driveway installation is anticipated to begin the week of July 27th and continue into the week of August 3rd. It’s anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 3rd. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

7/17/20 Update

For the week of July 20th, the Contractor will finish roadway grading and finish water main installation on Phase 2 on the north side of the street. The end of the week street paving operations will begin. Driveway installation is anticipated to begin the week of July 27th and its anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of August 3rd. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

7/10/20 Update

For the week of July 13th, the Contractor will begin roadway grading and placing rock for paving and continue water main installation on Phase 2 on the north side of the street. The end of the week street paving operations will begin. Driveway installation is anticipated to begin later in the week of July 20th and its anticipated that residents may start using their driveways the week of July 27th. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

7/2/20 Update

For the week of July 6th, the Contractor will finish installing storm sewer on Phase 1 along with starting road preparation for paving and starting water main installation on Phase 2 on the north side of the street. Preparing the road for paving will continue into the week of July 13th. It is anticipated that street paving will start the week of July 20th. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pick up times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

6/26/20 Update

For the week of June 29th, the Contractor will finish installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge and continue storm sewer installation on the east side of the bridge. Water services will also be installed that week. It is anticipated that roadway construction will start the week of July 9th on the east side of the bridge. All work is weather dependent. There may be a disruption in water service during storm sewer installation. Affected residents will be notified by Des Moines Water Works. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

6/19/20 Update

For the week of June 22nd, the Contractor will finish installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge and begin testing the new water main installed on Phase 1 east of bridge. The week of June 29th, storm sewer installation will begin east of the bridge along with the start of roadway construction west of the bridge. It is anticipated that roadway construction will start the week of July 9th on the east side of the bridge. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

6/12/20 Update

For the week of June 15th, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge along with water main installation on Phase 1 east of bridge. The end of June/beginning of July they will begin preparing for pavement . All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

If you experience problems or have any questions or concerns specific to your water, please contact the DMWW Project Manager, Carla Schumacher, at 515-323-6227 (office) or cschumacher@dmww.com.

6/5/20 Update

For the week of June 8th, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

5/29/20 Update

For the week of June 1st, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge. MidAmerican Energy has workers on site doing utility work on gas services and mains. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

5/22/20 Update

For the week of May 25th, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge. MidAmerican Energy has workers on site doing utility work on gas services and mains. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.

5/15/20 Update

For the week of May 18th, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewer on Phase 1 west of the bridge. MidAmerican Energy has workers onsite doing utility work on gas services and mains. All work is weather dependent.

Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged. The Contractor will not be salvaging any items.

5/8/20 Update

For the week of May 11th, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewers on Phase 1. MidAmerican Energy has workers on site doing utility work on gas services and mains. All work is weather dependent.

Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the Contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged. The Contractor will not be salvaging any items.

5/1/20 Update

For the week of May 4th, the Contractor will continue installing storm sewer on Phase 1.  MidAmerican Energy has workers on site doing utility work on gas services and mains.  All work is weather dependent.  Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up.  Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time.  Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic.  Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged.  The Contractor will not be salvaging any items

4/24/20 Update

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For the week of April 27th, the Contractor will begin installing the storm sewer on Phase 1. MidAmerican Energy has workers on site doing utility work on gas services and mains. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from the back of curb) that you want to be salvaged. The Contractor will not be salvaging any items.

4/17/20 Update

During the week of April 20th, the Contractor will continue removing pavement on Phase 1. Almost all the pavement has been removed west of the bridge, then will begin east of the bridge. They will begin work on the storm sewer west of the bridge in the middle of the week. All work is weather dependent. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used until the street is open to traffic. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from the back of curb) that you want to be salvaged. The Contractor will not be salvaging any items.

4/10/20 Update

During the week of April 13th, the Contractor will begin removing pavement on Phase 1. All work is weather dependent. Please remove vehicles from driveway by the time given in the notice from Contractor. Please remember to place garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the end of your driveway by 5 PM Thursday for the contractor to pick up. Pickup times are different for each item, so they may not be returned at the same time. Temporary mailboxes will be used moving forward. Another reminder, please remove any items located within the street right-of-way (10-12 feet from back of curb) that you want salvaged. The Contractor will not be salvaged any items.