Ida County Engineer
Ida County Courthouse – 401 Moorehead, Ida Grove, IA 51445
Hours – 8-4:30pm Monday thru Friday

712.364.2920
Fax: 712.364.4048

Ida County Engineer
712.364.2920

Ida County Engineer

The County Engineer is responsible for the supervision of all construction and maintenance work performed on all secondary roads in the county. This office is also responsible for the design and construction of all road and bridge projects on our county road system as well as issuing any permits pertaining to use of the roadway.

Ongoing Road Construction Projects & Updates

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street

Construction on Harold Godbersen Drive, from East 2nd Street to Highway 59/175, and M15/240th Street, from North Main Street to the Ida Grove Cemetery, located along the east side of Ida Grove is scheduled to begin Monday, April 22, 2019. Godbersen-Smith Construction Company of Ida Grove, Iowa has been awarded the construction contract in the amount of $1,049,251.86. Improvements consist of removal of the existing pavement, installation of longitudinal subdrain, placement of granular subbase, P.C. concrete paving, and new granular shoulders.

During construction these sections of roadway will be closed and a detour route established. The detour route for Harold Godbersen Drive will follow Highway 59/175 west into Ida Grove, south along Washington Street, and east along 2nd Street. The detour route for M15/240th Street will follow Landmark Avenue south to Highway 59/175, west along Highway 59/175, and north along Moorehead Avenue and North Main Street in Ida Grove. Directional signing will be installed along the detour routes. Additionally, a temporary granular access for Walnut Street and the Ida Grove Cemetery will be provided. Access to Walnut Street will utilize Keystone Avenue while access to the Ida Grove Cemetery will be maintained along 240th Street on the east side of the cemetery. If use of the temporary granular accesses are required, motorists should exercise extreme caution as they are located within active construction zones.

Construction is scheduled to be completed within 50 working days.

D15: IA 31 to L51

(photo: D15West-Subdrain)

Update April 22, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51
Rockette Trucking and Construction LTD, a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., continued and finished installation of longitudinal subdrain. Beginning the week of 4/22/19, Cedar Falls Construction Company, Inc. will begin full-depth patching operations. Those areas of existing pavement that are highly deteriorated or settled will be removed and replaced to ensure the base for the upcoming P.C. concrete overlay is sound. Those living within the project limits will continue to have access to their residents, although patching operations may dictate access is only available from one direction (east or west).

(Construction photo D15_West-Subdrain)

Update April 15, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51
Construction began 4/8/19 with detour route signage installed and mobilizing construction equipment. Rockette Trucking & Construction LTD, a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., began installation of longitudinal subdrain. Longitudinal subdrain is installed to ensure the pavement subgrade is thoroughly drained and allow any moisture infiltrating between the existing pavement and PCC overlay to leach out. Subdrain installation will continue the week of 4/15/19. Those living within the project limits will continue to have access to their residents with limited obstruction.

D15: IA 31 to L51

Construction on D15, from Iowa Highway 31 to County Highway L51 is scheduled to begin April 8, 2019. Croell, Inc. of New Hampton, Iowa has been awarded the construction contract in the amount of $1,981,622.76. Improvements consist of patching, installation of longitudinal subdrain, widening of the pavement, resurfacing with P.C. concrete, and granular shoulders.

During construction this section of roadway will be closed and a detour route established. The detour route will follow Iowa Highway 31 south to Correctionville, east along US Highway 20, and north along County Highway L51. Directional signing will be installed along the detour route. For those living within the project limits, the contractor will conduct work to assure the least possible obstruction to access. However, during paving operations, there may be brief periods of interruption as the pavement cures. Those accessing their residence should exercise extreme caution as numerous construction workers and large equipment will be present.

Construction is scheduled to be completed mid-June, weather pending.

D15: US 59 to Galva

(photo: D15East-Milling_Subdrain)

Update: April 22, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva
InRoads, LLC, a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., finished pavement scarification (milling) operations. Petersen Contractors, Inc., a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., began installation of longitudinal subdrain along the south side of D15. Subdrain installation will continue the week of 4/22/19. Those living within the project limits will continue to have access to their residents with limited obstruction.

(Construction photo D15_East-Milling)

Update: April 15, 2019

Construction began 4/8/19 with detour route signage installed and mobilizing construction equipment. InRoads, LLC, a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., began pavement scarification (milling) operations. The milling of the existing asphalt pavement serves two purposes: 1) reduce height of the pavement structure to ensure there is adequate space for pavement widening and shouldering; 2) the material generated from the milling operations will be used for shouldering post-paving. During the week of 4/15/19, milling operations will continue and longitudinal subdrain installation will commence. Longitudinal subdrain is installed to ensure the pavement subgrade is thoroughly drained and allow any moisture infiltrating between the existing pavement and PCC overlay to leach out. Those living within the project limits will continue to have access to their residents with limited obstruction.

D15: US 59 to Galva

Construction on D15, from US Highway 59 through the City of Galva is scheduled to begin April 8, 2019. Croell, Inc. of New Hampton, Iowa has been awarded the construction contract in the amount of $3,297,382.90. Improvements consist of milling of the existing pavement, patching, installation of longitudinal subdrain, widening of the pavement, resurfacing with P.C. concrete, and granular shoulders. Additionally, work within Galva will include driveway replacements and ADA curb ramp installations.

During construction this section of roadway will be closed and a detour route established. The detour route will follow US Highway 59 south through Holstein, east along US Highway 20, and north along County Highway M25 to Galva. Directional signing will be installed along the detour route. For those living within the project limits, the contractor will conduct work to assure the least possible obstruction to access. However, during paving operations, there may be brief periods of interruption as the pavement cures. Those accessing their residence should exercise extreme caution as numerous construction workers and large equipment will be present.

Construction is scheduled to be completed early July, weather pending.

Jeff WIlliams

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