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Under Construction

By: City of Bondurant
Date Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 

2018 #BigThingsSmallTown

Construction Underway in Bondurant

Throughout the year, you will see a lot of construction going on around Bondurant.

  • You may have noticed some large earthmoving equipment along Hubbell Avenue, just north of the Metro Waste Facility. The earthwork is moving forward in preparation of the construction of a large industrial project. Click here for more information.
  • Adopted at the September 5th, 2017 meeting, the City Council agreed to purchase a piece of property that is adjacent to (on the west side of) the Bondurant Recreational Sports Complex and north of Lake Petocka. The land was identified in the city’s comprehensive plan and in the Park, Trail and Greenway Master Plan as additional recreational land. City staff has met with representatives from the Bondurant Little League, the Bondurant Soccer Club, and the Bondurant School District to discuss how to layout the approximate 24 acres in a way that maximizes recreational space and addresses some of the growing demand for sports fields. Following is the layout for the Sports Complex that was adopted by Council at the September 5th Council meeting. The soccer fields will be the fields first in use as the City currently has the resources for grading and seeding, but not full ball field development. Find more information here. 
  • 113 Main St SE is going to be demolished and replaced with additional downtown parking.
  • Efnor Estates neighborhood parks are going to be installed this year.
  • Paine St SE from Paine Heights to Meadow Brook is being connected, along with a Bondurant Business Park trailing along the Bondurant Cemetery.
  • 1455 Grant St S Casey's General Store is going to be renovating. 
  • Bondurant - Farrar High School's auditorium and building addition are underway. Also, Morris Elementary's addition will continue into Fall/Winter 2018.
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Upgrade: Recent flooding in Bondurant highlights the needs to create some downstream capacity for neighborhoods that are currently east of Grant Street. A proposal to create additional stormwater infrastructure will benefit the Pleasant Grove, Arbor Ridge, Renaud Ridge, Fieldview, and Deer Ridge neighborhoods, as well as future development to the east of Pleasant Grove and Fieldview. The proposal is to bring a large pipe south from an intake located somewhere on the east side of the City parkland area and then west through the general area of the Fieldview Pond and on to Mud Creek. the stormwater infrastructure is also a long-term solution to the flooding experienced in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood. The project will take approximately two years and cost $2.5 million. The Pleasant Grove Pond is currently released at 12 CFS and it could release up to 50 CFS if the downstream capacity were there. The long-term project adds the downstream capacity to accommodate that. It would also mean the Fieldview Pond could release at a higher CFS, should the Homeowners’ Association that owns it wish to do so. Part of the infrastructure project planning process would be to meet with the individual neighborhoods during planning. 
  • Stormwater Detention Capacity Expansion: the City experienced flooding in June, much of which was localized in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood. The sidewalk along the south side of the school and the west side of the City’s parkland area will be reconstructed to bring it up to a 975 elevation.  This will capture the water that is shedding from adjacent property and detain it. Effectively, the sidewalk will serve as a levy and detain water. The water will then be released slowly and if it overtops, it will flow into the street. The cost of the short-term solution is approximately $150,000. The goal would be to begin this project immediately after the final home football game, which is October 5th and the project should take approximately two weeks. 
  • Paine St SE from Paine Heights to Meadow Brook is being connected, along with a Bondurant Business Park trailing along the Bondurant Cemetery
  • Concrete panel stabilization in the following locations: Lincoln St NE, DeerRidge Dr NW, Mallard Pointe Dr NW, Blaine St NW, 1st St NW, Lincoln St SE, Filmore Ave SE, 3rd St SE, and 13th St SE. It is the staffs' intent to continue this process in the coming years to help improve the overall condition rating of the cities' network.
  • The bridge on 15th Street NW was damaged during the flood that occurred June 30/July 1st. The area had received an extreme amount of rainfall in the storms that had passed through, which caused this site to become inundated with flood water. The City engaged an engineer to perform a special flood damage assessment and the bridge was barricaded off to eliminate any traffic passing over the bridge. The bridge on 15th Street NW was damaged during the flood that occurred June 30/July 1st. The area had received an extreme amount of rainfall in the storms that had passed through, which caused this site to become inundated with flood water. The City engaged an engineer to perform a special flood damage assessment and the bridge was barricaded off to eliminate any traffic passing over the bridge. The City Council researched and discussed the cost of undertaking bridge repairs. Due to the limited remaining life of this bridge and the difficulty in being able to properly fix it, and the cost to repair it, the decision was made to forego repairing the bridge and move forward with demolition of the structure and construction of a new, appropriately-sized structure, in a slightly different location. (The current bridge’s location outlets vehicles onto a curve, which does not meet current safety standards.) The process to design, bid, and construct the necessary bridge and street improvements will take between 18 and 24 months. Click here for more information.

If you have questions about these projects, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 967-2418. Thank you.