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

(photo: M15-Shouldering)

Update July 22, 2019

Godbersen-Smith Construction Company has completed a majority of the granular shouldering operations along M15/240th Street. During the week of 8/12/19, the Contractor is scheduled to complete shouldering and pavement markings along M15/240th Street, allowing traffic to be restored. Additional work remaining before project completion include seeding and general clean-up along both Harold Godbersen Drive and M15/240th Street. While both routes will remain accessible to traffic, minor delays and impacts may occur as a result. (photo: M15-Shouldering)

(photo: M15-Finished_Mainline_Paving)

Update July 22, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company has completed paving operations along both Harold Godbersen Drive and M15/240th Street. Although minor work remains along Harold Godbersen Drive, traffic has been restored. During the week of 7/22/19, the Contractor is scheduled to install the granular shoulders along M15/240th Street and begin finish grading. Additional work remaining before project completion include pavement markings along M15/240th Street, seeding, and general clean-up.

(photo: M15-Paving)

Update July 8, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Over the past two weeks, Godbersen-Smith Construction Company completed paving along Harold Godbersen Drive and reopened to traffic, and began paving along M15/240th Street. During the week of 7/8/19, the Contractor is scheduled to complete paving operations along M15/240th Street. While traffic has been re-established along Harold Godbersen Drive, minor items of work remain that will have impacts on traffic movements. While impacts are anticipated to be minor, motorists should use caution when traveling the corridor. As a reminder, temporary granular access routes for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street are still to be utilized.

(photo: HGD-Approach_Paving)

Update June 24, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company began paving operations on Harold Godbersen Drive, completing mainline and most of the intersection and bridge approach hand pours. During the week of 6/24/19, the Contractor is scheduled to complete paving operations along Harold Godbersen Drive and M15/240th Street as weather allows. As paving operations shift from Harold Godbersen Drive to M15/240th Street, travelers are reminded to utilize the established detour route and temporary granular access routes for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street.

(photo: HGD-Paving)

Update June 17, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company installed longitudinal subdrain and placed the subbase for paving along Harold Godbersen Drive. Efforts were also made to prepare the subgrade along M15/240th Street. During the week of 6/17/19, the Contractor is scheduled to being paving operations starting along Harold Godbersen Drive. The Contractor is anticipating completing the entirety of Harold Godbersen Drive before moving to M15/240th Street. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

(photo: HGD-Subgrade_Preparation)

Update June 10, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company continued grading along M15/240th Street and began subgrade preparation along Harold Godbersen Drive. During the week of 6/10/19, the Contractor is scheduled to finalize grading and subgrade preparation, install longitudinal subdrain, and possibly start placing subbase material in preparation of PCC paving. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

(photo: M15-Grading)

Update June 5, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company was unable to perform work last week as rain created extremely wet conditions throughout the site. During the week of 6/3/19, the Contractor is scheduled to continue grading and install longitudinal subdrain. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

(photo: HG_Drive-Subgrade_Prepartion)

Update May 28, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company completed rough grading of Harold Godbersen Drive. Weather impeded nearly all operations for the week. During the week of 5/20/19, the Contractor is scheduled to continue grading and install longitudinal subdrain. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

(photo: HGDrive_Crushing Site)

Update May 21, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company completed removals associated with the intersection improvements at Harold Godbersen Drive and 2nd Street. Additionally, grading of Harold Godbersen Drive in preparation for subbase installation/paving operations began. Weather impeded work for a portion of the week; however, the Contractor as able to mobilize a pavement crushed to begin pulverizing the old pavement into subbase. During the week of 5/20/19, the Contractor is scheduled to continue grading and install longitudinal subdrain. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

Update May 14, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company completed additional removals at the CN railway on Harold Godbersen Drive and began grading the off-site portable PCC batch plant location. The Ida Grove City Council voted to improve the intersection of Harold Godbersen Drive and 2nd Street in conjunction with this project. While work will be confined to Harold Godbersen Drive, there may be periods of minor interruption to traffic along 2nd Street. During the week of 5/13/19, additional removals and grading of the subgrade are scheduled to take place. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

(photo: M15-Pavement_Removal)

Update May 6, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Godbersen-Smith Construction Company finished pavement removals on Harold Godbersen Drive and began pavement removals on M15/240th Street. Removal of existing pavement is anticipated to be completed during the week of 5/6/19. Following removals, the roadway will be graded to accommodate future paving. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

(photo: HGDrive-Removals)

Update April 29, 2019

Harold Godbersen Drive & M15/240th Street:
Construction began 4/22/19 with detour route signage installed and mobilizing construction equipment. Godbersen-Smith Construction Company began breaking up and removing existing pavement on Harold Godbersen Drive. Removal of existing pavement is scheduled to begin on M15/240th Street during the week of 4/29/19. Temporary granular access routes have been installed for the Ida Grove Cemetery, which can be accessed from the east via 240th Street, and Walnut Street. As construction continues, motorists are asked to utilize established detour routes for the duration of the project.

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-Completed_Roadway)

Update July 22, 2019

Croell, Inc. has completed field work and traffic has been fully restored. Before project acceptance, general clean-up and seeding will take place, both of which are scheduled to be completed by early September.

(photo: D15West-Pavement_Markings)

Update July 22, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. has completed shouldering operations, milled the shoulder rumble strips, and began pavements markings. During the week of 7/22/19, pavement markings will be completed, largely finalizing the project. It is anticipated the roadway will be reopened to traffic this week.

(photo: D15West-Shoulder_Prep)

Update July 8, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Over the past two weeks, Croell, Inc. has been unable to begin shoulder work due to weather conditions. However, shoulder placement has begun and will continue during the week of 7/8/19. Additional work yet to be completed includes: milling of shoulder rumble strips; shouldering; pavement markings; and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts remaining.

(photo: D15West-Shoulder_Preparation)

Update June 24, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. was impeded by inclement weather last week. During the week of 6/24/19, the Contractor anticipates placing shoulder material assuming conditions dry enough to allow progress to resume. Additional work yet to be completed includes: milling of shoulder rumble strips; shouldering; pavement markings; and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts expected due to shouldering operations. Your continued cooperation is appreciated as construction activities begin to reach an end.

(photo: D15West-Shoulder_Preparation)

Update June 17, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. continued shaping the shoulder/foreslope area in preparation of shoulder rock placement and seeding. This work is anticipated to continue during the week of 6/17/19 with shoulder rock placement expected by the end of the week. Additional work yet to be completed includes: milling of shoulder rumble strips; shouldering; pavement markings; and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts expected due to shouldering operations. Your continued cooperation is appreciated as construction activities begin to reach an end.

(photo: D15West-Shoulder_Preparation)

Update June 10, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. began shaping the shoulder/foreslope area in preparation of shoulder rock placement and seeding. This work is anticipated to continue during the week of 6/10/19. Additional work yet to be completed includes: milling of shoulder rumble strips; shouldering; pavement markings; and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts expected due to shouldering operations. Your continued cooperation is appreciated as construction activities begin to reach an end.

(photo: D15West-Mainline_Paving)

Update June 5, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. completed handwork paving throughout the entirety of the project site last week. During the week of 6/3/19, the contractor is scheduled to shape the shoulder/foreslope area in preparation of shoulder rock placement and seeding. Additional work yet to be completed includes: milling of shoulder rumble strips; shouldering; pavement markings; and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts expected due to shouldering operations. Your continued cooperation is appreciated as construction activities begin to reach an end.

(photo: D15West-Finishing_Mainline_Paving)

Update May 28, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. completed mainline paving on Friday, May 24. Small portions of PCC paving remain at intersections and driveways. This work is scheduled to be completed during the week of 5/27/19. Operations to follow paving include: milling of shoulder rumble strips; shouldering; pavement markings. Portions of pavement that reach required opening strength are being opened to local traffic as they come available. Following completion and opening of pavement, expect similar construction delays to that of the beginning of the project. Through traffic should continue utilizing the established detour route.

(photo: D15West_Paving)

Update May 21, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Croell, Inc. began paving operations on 5/14/19 and were able to complete approximately 2.5 miles of mainline paving. The paving operation is moving from the east end of the project back towards the west. During the week of 5/20/19, paving operations are scheduled to wrap up, weather pending. Following the completion of mainline paving, small amounts of paving at intersections and driveways will take place. Shouldering and pavement markings remain before project completion. Sections of pavement that reach strength will be reopened to local residents living along the project (approximately 3-5 days following placement). Through traffic should continue utilizing the established detour route.

(photo: D15West_Removals)

Update May 14, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Cedar Falls Construction Company finished full-depth P.C. concrete repair patching. InRoads, LLC began class 13 excavation, which involves removal of material along the edge of the existing pavement to accommodate future pavement widening. Removals of the existing pavement at the beginning and end of the project, at bridge approaches, and through driveways took place to accommodate paving operations. Paving is scheduled to begin 5/14/19, progressing from the east end of the project to the west. Croell, Inc. is anticipating to complete approximately 1 miles of mainline paving per work day. Immediately after paving, traffic will be unable to utilize the new slab until the pavement gains strength. This is dependent upon multiple factors, but generally takes 3-5 days. While the Contractor will accommodate local residents to the greatest extent possible, expect inconveniences and delays.

(photo: D15West-Pavement_Removal)

Update May 6, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Cedar Falls Construction Company, a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., continued full-depth P.C. concrete repair patching. During the week of 5/6/19, full-depth P.C. concrete repair patching will be completed, removal of existing pavement, and excavation to accommodate future pavement widening will be performed. Removals of the existing pavement at the beginning and end of the project, at bridge approaches, and through driveways are required to accommodate paving operations. Paving is anticipated to begin next week, 5/13/19, and last approximately 5-6 days. As removals and paving operations begin, expect increased impacts to local access. While the Contractor will accommodate those living within the project limits to the greatest extent possible, there may be periods of closure.

(photo: D15West-Patching)

Update April 29, 2019

D15: IA 31 to L51:
Cedar Falls Construction Company, a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., began full-depth P.C. concrete repair patching. Patching operations are scheduled to continue during the week of 4/29/19. Additionally, excavation along the edge of pavement will begin to allow room for the widening of the pavement surface. Those living within the project limits will continue to have access to their residents, although construction activities may dictate access is only available from one direction. Your cooperation is appreciated as construction becomes increasingly impactful

(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

Update Junly 22, 2019

Croell, Inc. has completed field work and traffic has been fully restored. Before project acceptance, general clean-up and seeding will take place, both of which are scheduled to be completed by early September.

(photo: D15East-Shouldering)

Update Junly 22, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Croell, Inc. has completed paving operations throughout the project and began placement of granular shoulders. During the week of 7/22/19, granular shouldering is scheduled to be completed and milling of the shoulder rumble strips and pavement markings started. Following pavement markings, additional work to be completed includes installation of guardrail at the Maple River bridge and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts remaining. (photo: D15East-Shouldering)

(photo: D15East-Intersection_Paving)

Update Junly 8, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Over the past two weeks, Croell Inc. completed additional P.C. concrete work at intersections and began preparing the shoulder for placement of shoulder rock. During the week of 7/8/19, remaining P.C. concrete work at intersections and driveways are scheduled to be completed, weather pending. Following completion of P.C. concrete placement, remaining work includes shouldering, guardrail installation, milling of shoulder rumble strips, pavement markings, and seeding. Through traffic should continue to use the signed detour route until completion of construction. Local access for those living within the project limits is largely re-established with only minimal impacts remaining.

(photo: D15East-Finished_Mainline)

Update June 24, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Croell, Inc. finalized mainline paving operations. During the week of 6/24/19, concrete placement at intersection, driveways, and sidewalks are scheduled to take place. Assuming favorable weather, paving is anticipated to be completed and preparation for and placement of shoulder rock will begin. A temporary cluster mail box has been installed in the City of Galva for those requiring removal of their mail box until completion of construction activities. Through traffic should continue using the signed detour route until the construction activities are completed. Local access will be re-established following completion of paving and shouldering activities.

(photo: D15East-Sawing_Joints)

Update June 17, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Croell, Inc. continued mainline paving operations. During the week of 6/17/19, mainline paving operations will be completed and hand work at intersections, bridge approaches, driveways, and sidewalks beginning. A temporary cluster mail box has been installed in the City of Galva for those requiring removal of their mail box until completion of construction activities. While the Contractor will continue to accommodate local residents to the greatest extent possible, expect inconveniences and delays. Through traffic should continue using the signed detour route until the construction activities are completed.

(photo: D15East-Mainline_Paving)

Update June 10, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Croell, Inc. continued mainline paving operations, completing approximately 3.4 miles of paving to-date. During the week of 6/10/19, mainline paving operations are scheduled to continue, progressing westerly towards US Highway 59. Weather pending, mainline paving operations may wrap up this week. A temporary cluster mail box has been installed in the City of Galva for those requiring removal of their mail box until completion of construction activities. While the Contractor will continue to accommodate local residents to the greatest extent possible, expect inconveniences and delays. Through traffic should continue using the signed detour route until the construction activities are completed.

(D15East-Mainline-Paving)

Update June 5, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Croell, Inc. began mainline paving operations last week, beginning in the City of Galva and progressing westerly. A temporary cluster mail box has been installed in the City of Galva for those requiring removal of their mail box until completion of construction activities. During the week of 6/3/19, mainline paving operations will continue. Immediately after paving, traffic will be unable to utilize the new slab until the pavement gains strength. This is dependent upon multiple factors, but generally takes 3-5 days. While the Contractor will accommodate local residents to the greatest extent possible, expect inconveniences and delays. Through traffic should continue using the signed detour route until the construction activities are completed.

(photo: D15East-Base_Preparation)

Update May 28, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Installation of longitudinal subdrain outlets, class 13 excavation (base widening), and removals at the beginning and end of the project, paved sideroads and driveways, and bridge approaches were completed last week. Paving operations are scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 30. Paving operations will begin in Galva and work back to the west. Immediately after paving, traffic will be unable to utilize the new slab until the pavement gains strength. This is dependent upon multiple factors, but generally takes 3-5 days. While the Contractor will accommodate local residents to the greatest extent possible, expect inconveniences and delays. Specific to Galva residents living along the project, Croell will be removing mail boxes effected by paving operations. Temporary mail boxes will be installed and original mail boxes replaced following completion of construction.

(photo: D15East_Pavement_Preparation)

Update May 21, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Installation of longitudinal subdrain outlets, removals of existing pavement at locations requiring transition of the future paving (beginning and end of the project, paved sideroads and driveways, and bridge approaches), and class 13 excavation (base widening) took place last week. During the week of 5/20/19, InRoads, LCC will be completing class 13 excavation to accommodate the forthcoming pavement widening. Paving operations may begin towards the end of the week, weather pending. If paving operations begin, Croell, Inc. is anticipating to complete approximately 1 miles of mainline paving per work day. Immediately after paving, traffic will be unable to utilize the new slab until the pavement gains strength. This is dependent upon multiple factors, but generally takes 3-5 days. While the Contractor will accommodate local residents to the greatest extent possible, expect inconveniences and delays.

(photo: D15East_Patching)

Update May 14, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Cedar Falls Construction Company continued full-depth P.C. concrete repair patching. Petersen Contractors, Inc. began installing longitudinal subdrain outlet structures along the roadway foreslope. During the week of 5/13/19, full-depth P.C. patching is scheduled to be completed. Additionally, removals at the beginning and end of the project, at N. Lubeck, German Street, at bridge approaches, and throughout Galva will take place in order to accommodate future paving operations. Paving operations are tentatively scheduled to begin towards the end of next week. As removals and paving operations begin, expect increased impacts to local access. While the Contractor will accommodate those living within the project limits to the greatest extent possible, there may be periods of closure. Your cooperation is appreciated as construction becomes increasingly impactful.

(photo: D15East-Blading_Shaping)

Update May 6, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Petersen Contractors, Inc., a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., finished installation of longitudinal subdrain. During the week of 5/6/19, 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. Additionally, removal of existing pavement at the beginning and end of the project, at bridge approaches, and through driveways are required to accommodate future paving operations. 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).

(photo: D15East-Subdrain_Installation)

Update April 29, 2019

D15: US 59 to Galva:
Petersen Contractors, Inc., a subcontractor to Croell, Inc., continued installation of longitudinal subdrain. Subdrain installation will continue the week of 4/29/19. Additionally, Cedar Falls Construction Company is tentatively scheduled to begin full-depth P.C. concrete repair patching. 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.

(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.

M31:

July 10, 2019 Update

Earthwork and grading operations are continuing south of 210th St with our road base being installed as the road becomes ready. We are also closing down the section North of 210th St to Hwy 20 to all but local traffic to begin pavement removal on that section beginning at HWY 20 and moving south.

Jeff WIlliams

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