Nov 15

2022 Municipal Streets Seminar

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Scheman Building
1805 Center Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa


November 15, 2022


7:30 AM Breakfast and registration available


Standard: 100.00

Event Contact
Denise Wagner
InTrans, CP Tech Center


For public works directors, engineers, street superintendents, maintenance personnel, consultants, city administrators, and elected city officials.


7:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast Available (Breakfast buffet provided.)

8:30 a.m.

Introduction & Welcome - Moderator, Jerod Gross, representing the CP Tech Center

8:45 a.m.

Traffic Engineering Challenges and Solutions - Leslie Hart, P.E., PTOE, City of Ankeny
This presentation will dig into the traffic engineering toolbox used by a fast-growing hometown city: from low-tech signs and markings through the diverging diamond interchange and high-tech world of ITS acronyms such as TMC, PTZ and ATSPM.

9:15 a.m.

SUDAS Update - Paul Wiegand, P.E., Statewide Urban Design and Specifications, Iowa State University

Paul will provide an update on current SUDAS modifications and information about the new Public Works Service Bureau.

9:45 a.m.

Iowa DOT Local Systems & Federal Funding - Nicole Moore, P.E., Director, Iowa DOT Local Systems Bureau

This discussion will include the new federal funding bill as well as Local Systems general information that cities and consultants can use for assistance on federal aid and state aid projects and grants.

10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.

Building Better Pavement Foundations: Iowa DOT Roadmap John Puls, P.E. & David J. White, P.E., Ingios Geotechnics, Inc.

The Iowa DOT has been implementing improved pavement foundation construction and inspection measures to ensure new pavement systems will last much longer and perform better. This presentation will discuss the state implementation roadmap and how these same improvements can apply to municipal streets.  

11:00 a.m.

Ethics Jennifer Schaff, County Materials Corporation

This discussion will explore the past cases, hypothetical concepts, and the current canons of ethics from two different engineering societies.  Learn the history of professional ethics, the development of health, safety, and well-being of the public and how to incorporate ethics into daily life.

12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.

Financing Options for Street Improvements - Elizabeth Burnett, J.D., & Maria Brownell, Ahlers and Cooney, P.C.
Update on financing options and funding sources for street improvements, including bonding and special assessments.

1:30 pm

Showcase Project - University Avenue Reconstruction - Michelle Sweeney, P.E., PTOE, Senior Project manager AECOM

This $38 million award-winning project is the longest road project for the City of Waterloo in the last 50 years. Hear about the transfer of jurisdiction from the Iowa DOT to the City for this complete street project including multiple bridges, adaptive traffic signals, a roundabout, and other roadway enhancements. 

2:00 pm


2:15 pm

Showcase ProjectWest Des Moines Infrastructure for Microsoft Data Centers - Brian Hemesath, City of West Des Moines

With large developments comes significant infrastructure.  In this session we will explore the magnitude of the street infrastructure focusing on the planning of future growth, dealing with the public and experimenting with mix designs.


2:45 pm

Concrete Pavement Preservation - Panel Discussion - Al Adamek, Diamond Surface, Inc. and Jason Nielsen, Ten Point Construction

The panel will discuss recent municipal concrete preservation projects and address questions from the audience. 

3:15 p.m.Adjourn


Iowa Concrete Paving Association

Iowa State University Institute for Transporation