Public Works Office

Engineering & Roads

Kurt Bailey, Polk County Engineer
5885 NE 14 Street Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: 515-286-3705
FAX: 515-286-3437
Email: Contact Engineering & Roads

The Engineering and Roads Division provides engineering and design of Polk County roadway projects, including local resurfacing and bridge replacement. The division is responsible for the maintenance of the Polk County Secondary Road System, including ditch cleaning, roadway surface repairs, bridge and culvert repairs, and snow removal.

The division responds to requests or concerns regarding roadway drainage and other drainage complaints, petitions for traffic studies, entrance permit applications, and permitting of utility or other work within the road right-of-way.

Engineering also administers the Polk County sanitary sewer system and issues oversize / overweight vehicle permits.

The division is also responsible for the mowing of weeds administered under the Weed Eradication Program.

Polk County Weed Commissioner:   Bret VandeLune
Phone:   515-286-3005

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Contact Us

Director: Robert Rice

5885 NE 14 Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM M - F PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FROM 4:30 TO 3:30 DUE TO COVID-19

Phone: 515.286.3705
FAX 515.286.3437
Email Public Works