Raccoon River Drive RCB Culvert Near S Jordan Creek Parkway

projects / Raccoon River Drive RCB Culvert Near S Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa


April 15, 2019


City of West Des Moines

Project Type


This Project was awarded to Shekar Engineering (SHEKAR) by the City of West Des Moines. SHEKAR built a cast-in-place 80’ long triple 12’ X 8’ reinforced box culvert under Raccoon River Drive at Rolling Hills Creek in West Des Moines, Iowa. The existing bridge was removed and replaced with RCB culvert. The challenges included dewatering the site during an unusually wet Spring, working within the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) property, and working under a power line.

Contract No. 0510-023-2016
Client City of West Des Moines
Contract Type Fixed Price
Prime / Sub Prime
Final Contract Price $637,351.26
Contract Start Date 4/4/18
Final Completion Date 9/27/18
Client Contact

Brian Hemesath, P.E.
City Engineer, City of West Des Moines
4200 Mills Civic Pkwy, Suite 2E
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Phone: 515-222-3475
Email: brian.hemesath@wdm.iowa.gov

Project Engineer Gabriel Nelson, P.E.
Snyder & Associates, Inc.
2727 SW Snyder Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Voice: 515-964-2020, Mobile: 515-205-0460
Email: gnelson@snyder-associates.com

Project included:

  • Removing existing bridge and pavement,
  • Clearing and grubbing
  • Excavation, Class 20,
  • Granular backfill,
  • Flooded Backfill,
  • Building 80’ long triple 12’ X 8’ cast-in-Place reinforced cement box culvert,
  • Placing new pavement, continuously reinforced PCC 10”,
  • Site Grading,
  • Installing Fence and Steel Beam Guard Rail with flared end terminal,
  • Painting pavement markings,
  • Traffic Control,
  • Hydro Seeding,
  • Erosion Control measures,
  • Project Management

SHEKAR performed the work safely with no accidents or human injuries.

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