Engineering & Operations

Aaron Putnam, County Engineer
Rachel Conrad, Assistant County Engineer
Brett Nekola, Secondary Roads Operations Manager

Polk County Public Works
5885 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone:  (515) 286-3705
FAX:  (515) 286-3437
Email: Engineering & Roads

The Engineering and Roads Division is responsible for the maintenance of the Polk County Secondary Road System and provides design and project management for Polk County roadway, bridge, structure, and sanitary sewer projects.

What We Do



    • Winter operations
    • Drainage and shoulder maintenance
    • Road blading and patching
    • Pavement markings and sign maintenance
    • Roadside plantings and mowing
    • Weed control:
    • County Fleet Maintenance
    • Dust Control