VETERANS PARKWAY

 

VETERANS PARKWAY

In 2012 Warren County began work on the Southwest Connector Interchange and Corridor Study to identify a transportation corridor to serve the Southwest Des Moines Metropolitan area.  A basic alignment was set but funding was not yet secured for construction. When Microsoft announced the planned construction of another data center in the immediate area, the County and City of West Des Moines capitalized on the opportunity to begin construction on the corridor, both to serve the Microsoft site, and provide access for future development of the area. McClure worked for the City of West Des Moines on a 1.5-mile-long section of the project from 60th Street to Wild Rose Lane. The initial build for Veterans Parkway is a 2-lane rural road. It has been designed so that it can be converted to an urban street with curb and gutter, or it can be expanded to a 4-lane rural highway in the future. McClure is coordinating with three other consultants on the overall project. Construction began in 2018. Once all phases of this project are complete, Veterans Parkway will allow motorist to bypass the west mixmaster when traveling from the south on I-35 to the west on I-80 and vice versa. 

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Veterans Parkway is the main construction access to a proposed data center.
  • Once all phases of this project are complete, Veterans Parkway will allow motorist to bypass the west mixmaster when traveling from the south on I-35 to the west on I-80 and vice versa. 
  • The initial build for Veterans Parkway is a 2-lane rural road.  It has been designed so that it can be converted to an urban street with curb and gutter, or it can be expanded to a 4-lane rural highway in the future.
  • The project included 2.5-miles of 24” water main.
  • Engineering services included construction administration and resident project representative responsibilities.

Location: West Des Moines
Client: The City of West Des Moines, Iowa
Scope: Survey, mapping, preliminary design development, opinion of probable costs, traffic impact study, community outreach, securing permits for removal, construction inspection, final design