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CITY OF NEVADA PROJECTS
 
 
CITY OF NEVADA PROJECTS
 

Nevada Central Business District (CBD) Infrastructure Improvements Project

The following is a list of infrastructure, stormwater, parks and trail, and community projects in Nevada. Each one is in various stages of project life. Please check back for frequent updates.

CBD Project Map (PDF)

The proposed project consists of the following improvements:

  • 6th Street, from I Avenue to N Avenue: Reconstruction of street, sidewalks, water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer
  • J Avenue, from 5th Street to 7th Street: Reconstruction of street, sidewalks, water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer
  • K Avenue, from 5th Street to 7th Street: Reconstruction of street, sidewalks, water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer
  • Lincoln Highway, from 5th Street to 7th Street: Reconstruction of street, sidewalks, water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer
  • 6th Street, from N Avenue to S Avenue: Reconstruction of water main
  • The North-South alleys from J Avenue to Lincoln Highway between 5th and 6th Streets and also between 6th and 7th Streets: Reconstruction of alley pavement, water main, and storm sewer

Additional items to be evaluated include streetscaping, street lighting, and the traffic signal at Lincoln Highway and 6th Street.

The project consists of the following phases:

  • Conceptual Design (April 2018-December 2018): Consists of survey and mapping the existing infrastructure, and preparing concepts for the roadway, public utilities, right-of-way, and streetscape. Meetings with property owners to be scheduled to investigate sanitary and water service locations.
  • Preliminary Design (December 2018-June 2019): Consists of putting together a plan utilizing the approved concepts.
  • Final Design (June 2019-November 2019): Consists of detailed design.
  • Letting Phase (November 2019-January 2020): Notice to contractors of project, bidding and award of contract for construction.
  • Construction Phase (April 2020-November 2021): Construction of project. Construction phasing to be determined.

Public information meetings will be held throughout the design and construction phases. Notices will be provided.

The estimated cost of the project is $9.0M and is being locally funded.

HR Green, Inc. will be working on the design of the project. City staff will provide construction observation services for the project, with assistance from HR Green.

For any questions or comments regarding the CBD Infrastructure Improvements Project contact City Engineer Larry Stevens at 515-657-5273 or by email: lstevens@hrgreen.com.

Lincoln Highway and West 18th Street Intersection Improvements Project
Nevada, Iowa

The proposed transportation project on Lincoln Highway at West 18th Street (Airport Road) consists of the following:

  • Widening and addition of westbound and eastbound left turn lanes on Lincoln Highway
  • Widening and adding a northbound left turn lane on the existing south leg of West 18th
  • Adding a new north leg to the intersection, with a westbound right turn lane from Lincoln Highway, a southbound through and left turn lane, and a southbound right turn lane onto Lincoln Highway

The roadway widening on Lincoln Highway will extend from 1/4 mile east of the intersection with West 18th Street (bridge over the UPRR tracks) to 1/4 mile west of the intersection. All widening on Lincoln Highway will be constructed with full-depth asphalt paving, and the north and south legs on West 18th Street will be paved with PCC concrete. The existing through lanes of Lincoln Highway throughout the project length will be resurfaced with asphalt.

The safety improvements at this intersection have been sought for many years, and the need for south bound turn lanes for east and westbound traffic on Lincoln Highway at this location, a T-intersection, was identified and warranted by a traffic impact study conducted in 2012 for the proposed DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol plant. With 200-acres of industrial-zoned property located north of the intersection, it was determined construction of the new north leg at this time was desirable to accommodate the proposed development area.

The estimated cost of the project is $1.4M, and is being funded 80% with Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds administered through the Iowa Department of Transportation and matched with 20% City funds. The project bid letting by the Iowa DOT will be held on May 15, 2018. Construction is expected to begin by late summer 2018 and be completed by November 2018.

HR Green, Inc. completed the design of the project. City staff will provide construction observation services for the project, with assistance from HR Green.

Emerald Ash Borer Plan/Project

Project Name: Emerald Ash Borer Five –Year Plan

Project Plan (PDF)

Project Description: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that destructively targets ash trees and has been confirmed in nearby communities. To proactively deal with this issue, the City will be utilizing a professional tree consultant and contractors to assist in the removal and replacement of these trees. The 370 ash trees within City right-of -ways, City parks, and at City-owned facilities will be systematically removed and replaced over several years to maintain a balance between public safety and replanting efforts.

For more information, you can also see our Emerald Ash Borer Frequently Asked Questions.

City Staff Project Contact: Public Works Director Mike Neal 382-2621 or Parks & Recreation Director Tim Hansen 382-4352

Sidewalk Project

2018 Sidewalk Program, Zone 10 (PDF)

Project Description: Sidewalks are an integral part of the transportation system for the City of Nevada. They provide a safe location for pedestrian traffic for all ages of citizens. School children utilize the sidewalks to travel to and from school. They allow walking and jogging while being safely separated from vehicular traffic. Without sidewalks the intermingling of foot traffic and vehicular traffic would greatly increase the chances for serious injuries to both the pedestrian as well as the motorist. The sidewalk program provides a means of reviewing the condition of existing sidewalks throughout the City. The program, by City Council directive, is an annual operation and the areas affected are shown on the City’s web site. The affected area is reviewed by staff and the notices are sent to the owner of record according to the County Auditor's office. The City encourages residents to participate in the cost sharing program and have the repairs completed. If residents decide not to participate, then the repairs shall be completed and the property owner shall bear the entire expense. The City of Nevada continues the sidewalk program in an effort to provide safe public walkways for its citizens.

The 2018 Sidewalk Project will concentrate on Zone 10, from north of I Avenue to the south side of Lincoln Highway east from 4th Street to 1st Street.

City Staff Project Contact: Building and Zoning Inspector Shawn Cole 382-5466


Recreation/Wellness Project

In the Summer of 2017, the Story County Wellness and Recreation Center Task Force reviewed the RDG Planning and Design proposal and had concerns of the overall cost of the project. After a financial review of the project, the consensus was to explore a more affordable option. The second option was presented and discussed as part of the Nevada Vision 2020 Capstone project, which can be found at the link below. The option presented as part of the Nevada Vision 2020 Capstone Project is the option the City of Nevada will be moving forward with design specification and cost estimates that will be presented to the Nevada City Council in 2018.

Nevada Vision 2020 Capstone

Below is the historical information of the Story County Wellness and Recreation Center Task Force and the original proposal from RDG Planning and Design. Although the RDG proposal isn’t an affordable option for the City of Nevada at this time, it provided a great deal of insight for the Task Force as they discussed other alternatives.

Project Description: In 2014, a community summit was convened to review and update the Nevada 2020 plan. From this summit, the Story County Wellness and Recreation Center Task Force was created and charged with leveraging key partnerships to work through the feasibility, community needs, and sustainability of a potential facility.

Purpose: To encourage healthy lifestyles, improve the health of the community, enhance quality of life, improve the attractiveness of our community and create new opportunities.

Opportunity and Key Principles: To determine the feasibility of developing a sustainable recreation / wellness center that will complement opportunities currently offered in Nevada and surrounding communities.

  • The facility will add new opportunities for all members of the community.
  • The center will enhance the ability to attract new businesses and residents to the community.
  • The project will be a partnership of diverse community stakeholders.

Team Members:

  • Meagan Ausborn-Henderson
  • Brett Barker
  • Neal Bohnet
  • Chris Burling
  • Marty Chitty
  • Amy Coogler
  • Andrea Dorn
  • Spencer Frederick
  • Steve Gray
  • Tim Hansen
  • Wes Hubbard
  • Laura Kiesling
  • Matt Koch
  • Rhonda Maier
  • Christy Niehaus
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Laura West
  • Jeremy Williamson

Project Site Options A, B and C (PDF)
Project Study Timeline (PDF)

Estimated Cost: TBD
Estimated Start Date: TBD
Estimated Completion Date: TBD

Contractors: TBD
Engineer: Patricia Boddy or Scott Crawford, RDG Planning & Design 515-288-3141

City Staff Project Contact: Council Member Brett Barker (bbarker@midiowa.net) and Parks and Recreation Director Tim Hansen 515-382-4352.

Project Status: Story County Medical Center and City of Nevada are evaluating the potential of developing a wellness and recreation center to serve Eastern Story County. They have partnered to conduct a needs assessment / feasibility study with a final report expected in December 2016.
Kickoff Meeting 7-7-16 (PDF)
Workshop 1 - 8-25-16 (PDF)
Workshop 2 – 9-20-16 (PDF)
Stakeholder Emerging Themes (PDF)

Click here to view the Public Input Survey Results

The Final Report for the Story County Wellness and Recreation Center Study from RDG Planning & Design was presented to the City Council on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Click here to view the final RDG Wellness & Recreation Center Study.


 
 
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