Current Public Improvement Projects

Grimes provides a family-friendly, community-oriented atmosphere with top-ranked schools and numerous recreation amenities. Below are the projects currently under development that focus on quality of life in Grimes.

County Line Road Traffic Signal ImprovementsThe construction of the traffic signals at the intersection of County Line Road and W 1st St has been completed.
Fire Station
Glenstone MultiGolf Park

Highway 44 Trail Extension

This project will include the extension of trail along the north side of Iowa Highway 44 from the intersection of Brookeside Dr to the parking lot of the Dall Center-Grimes High School. These trail improvements will provide an important connection to the Oak View Middle School and the Dallas Center-Grimes High School.
New Library Building

NW 107th St Asphalt Overlay
Southeast Jacob Street

Southeast Trail Ridge Road

Traffic Signal Network Communication Project

This project will connect traffic signals through fiber and operating system so they are timed in a way that allows for a better flow of traffic on major corridors. The communication and detection portion of the project has started and the project is estimated to be complete in 2023. Implementation of the signal management system to follow.

Wallace Park
Waste Reclamation Authority (WRA) Project

Waterworks Park Splash Pad

Upcoming Projects

Temporary Traffic Signal S James St and S 19th St

This is a proactive measure to improve the flow of traffic at the intersection of S James St and S 19th St until the permanent traffic signals are installed.

S 19th St Sanitary Sewer Extension

Construction of sanitary sewer along S 19th St from SE Little Beaver Dr to approximately 1/2 mile west of S James St. The project will expand the serviceable area of the City's sewer system to the undeveloped lots and promote future development.

S James St and SE 11th Street Improvements

This project will include the extension of SE 11th St from the railroad to a newly constructed roundabout intersection connection to S James St and reconstruction of S James St from SE 11th St to SE 6th St. The project is the first step in improving traffic flows along the James St corridor.

Phase 1A Water System Improvements

the four projects are the SE 19th St Tower Interconnect, NW County Line Road Watermain, Water Treatment Plant to N James St Water Feeder Main, and a new 2.0 MG Water Treatment Plant Ground Storage Reservoir. These projects will strengthen the water distribution system and reinforce the finished water storage capacity to accommodate the current and future growth of the city.

NE Destination Dr and NE Beaverbrooke Boulevard Improvements

The project extends NE Destination Dr from the current north terminus to NE Beaverbrooke Boulevard and NE 18th St, along with access improvements along Highway 141. The project will include the extension of NE Destination Dr from Menard's to the southern property line of the Fagen Development. It will also include the design of northbound right and left turn lanes and southbound dual left turn lanes along Highway 141 at the intersection with NE Beaverbrooke Boulevard as well as signal improvements and connection of NE Beaverbrooke Boulevard to Highway 141.