Waukee, IA- The City of Waukee is pleased to announce the construction for the Alice’s Road Corridor Fox Creek Sewer Project. This project will be the first phase of the Alice’s Road Corridor development and will provide necessary capacity to service 600 acres within the Alice’s Road Corridor which is intended to be developed with a mixture of commercial, office and residential uses. The City Council voted during the November 19th Council Meeting to award a contract to S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc. from Jordan, Minnesota. The project has commenced and will be tentatively completed in the Spring of 2013. S.M Hentges & Sons, Inc. bid for the project in an open public bidding process and submitted a bid of $2.16 million dollars to complete the project; the engineering estimate for the project was $3.5 million dollars.
The Mayor and Council along with Staff are very pleased with the beginning of this project; Mayor Peard announced that “the project will begin to lay the groundwork for the long term development of the Alice’s Road Corridor, which is poised to become one of the premier economic development areas in the Des Moines Metro.” Additionally, the start of this project signifies the implementation of economic development plans that have been in the works for over ten years.
Excitement for the project travels across the organization, throughout City leadership and into the community. Business leaders and land owners within Waukee are excited for this project; Gerry Neugent with Knapp Properties commented “As an owner of property within the Corridor, I am very pleased to see the City move forward on the construction of the sewer for the Alice’s Road Corridor. This project is the first of a series of projects that will allow us to begin to execute development within the Corridor.”
Project updates and pictures will be posted to the City of Waukee website at www.waukee.org. For more questions about the project and its progress, contact Brad Deets, Interim City Administrator/Development Services director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 987-4522.