Community Projects

Infrastructure

2024 Pleasant Hill Street Repair Project

Project Description: This project will include street patching along portions of Copper Creek Drive and all of Andrews Drive with improvements to sidewalks to ensure ADA compliance. Additionally, this project will include phase II of the Hickory Boulevard patching and overlay project by completing road surface improvements on Hickory Boulevard from Beech Boulevard to Parkridge Avenue. 
 
Estimated Cost: The total project cost is $1,200,000.

Estimated Project Timeline: Construction is anticipated to begin no later than May 1st, 2024 with completion no later than September 30, 2024.

Contractor: Des Moines Dirt Worx
 
Design Engineer: Eric Cannon, Snyder and Associates

City Staff Contact: Russ Paul, Public Works Assistant Director

Dee Zee Utility Improvement Project

Project Description: With the use of Federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), this project provides for sanitary sewer repair and bank stabilization in the area west of Sloans Way, north of NE 12th Avenue, and east of NE 52nd Ct.
 
Estimated Cost: Total project cost of $196,821.

Estimated Project Timeline: Construction is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2024.
 

Contractor: RW Excavating Solutions, LC

Design Engineer: Eric Cannon, Snyder and Associates

City Staff Contact: Madeline Sturms, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director

Rising Sun Drive Reconstruction Project

Project Description: The City of Pleasant Hill and Polk County entered into a Cooperative Services Agreement for the reconstruction of a portion of Rising Sun Drive in an area extending west from the intersection with 70th Street. This segment of Rising Sun Drive has portions inside and outside the corporate limits of the City and the agreement provides for proportionate cost sharing. Polk County will serve as the lead agency and be responsible for 75 percent of the costs, while the City will be responsible for 25 percent of the project costs.
 
Estimated Cost: Total project cost of $3,909,000, with the City's portion being $977,250.

Estimated Project Timeline: Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2023.
 
Design Engineer: Eric Cannon, Snyder and Associates

City Staff Contact: Russ Paul, Public Works Assistant Director

2023 Traffic Signal Enhancement Project

Project Description: This project will be converting seven signalized intersections along East University Avenue corridor by adding flashing yellow arrow capabilities and install battery backup systems at intersections to ensure secondary sources of power in case of outages.
 
Estimated Cost: $365,072 with the Iowa Department of Transportation agreeing to fund a portion of the project($100,000). 
 
Contractor: Van Maanen Electric

Estimated Project Timeline: The 2023 Traffic Signal Enhancement Project's completion date is set for August 31, 2024.
 
Design Engineer: Eric Cannon, Snyder and Associates

City Staff Contact: Russ Paul, Public Works Assistant Director
2024 Street Repair projects
Dee Zee utility improvements
Rising Sun Drive reconstruction
Traffic Signal Improvements

Youngstown Trail Phase III

Project Description: The Youngstown Trail Extension is a joint project between the city and developer of the pine valley development. This project would extend the trail from Oakwood Drive to 6th Street.

Estimated Cost: The City of Pleasant Hill’s cost share for the trail extension is $397,000.

Contractor: Alliance Construction Group, LLC

Design Engineer: Eric Cannon, Snyder and Associates

City Staff Contact: Ryan Merritt, Parks and Recreation Manager

Youngstown trail

NE 75th Street Construction and Roadway Extension Project

Project Description: The City of Pleasant Hill has continued to prioritize development of the University Avenue Corridor over several years, and the NE 75th Street construction project will extend NE 75th street to the north and create an east/west roadway. Through the Iowa Department of Transportation’s RISE grant program, the City was awarded 60% of the cost share of RISE eligible expenses within this project. 

Estimated Cost: The RISE grant covers 60% of eligible expenses, or about $2,543,640. The total project is estimated to cost $5,917,000. 

Estimated Project Timeline: TBD.

Design Engineer: Eric Cannon, Snyder and Associates

City Staff Contact: Madeline Sturms, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director  

NE 75th Street

Park and Trail Projects
Parks in Progress

The City of Pleasant Hill has multiple new, and exciting park projects underway! Please pardon our mess as we make progress in the parks!  www.pleasanthilliowa.org/parksinprogress

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Regional Projects
Southeast Connector/Martin Luther King Jr Parkway Extension

Project Description: The City of Pleasant Hill has been working with the City of Des Moines to plan, construct, and apply for funding for the Southeast Connector/Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Extension as a transportation corridor connecting the Highway 5/65 Bypass to downtown Des Moines for over a decade.   

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Project Update: The City of Pleasant Hill and City of Des Moines submitted a joint application requesting Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) funding from the 2023 Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG) program for the final segment of the corridor between SE 30th Street in Des Moines to US 65 in Pleasant Hill. This will complete a critical link to the region’s transportation network by providing a direct and continuous travel route within the Des Moines metropolitan area.

Estimated Cost: Estimated costs for the final segment of the SE Connector project ranges from $22,000,000 to $26,000,000. 

Contractor: TBD

Estimated Project Timeline: TBD

Design Professional: Scott Almeida, Kirkham Michael

City Staff Contact: Madeline Sturms, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director

Southeast Connector

Ongoing Community Planning Projects


Comprehensive Plan Update

ADA Transition Plan