Iowa • Polk County
Top 10 Largest Contracts
|RIVERWALK: WEST SIDE OF DES MOINES RIVER, ...||IA / Polk||
|NW/NE 118 AVE: POLK CITY LIMITS TO NE 14 S...||IA / Polk||
|E. MCKINLEY AVE : SOUTH UNION ST TO SE 5TH...||IA / Polk||
|S JAMES ST: SOUTH 6TH AVENUE TO NW 54TH AV...||IA / Polk||
|ADVENTURELAND DRIVE NW: PHASE 2 - .25 WEST...||IA / Polk||
|75TH ST: 75TH ST TO HWY 163, TRAFFIC SIGNA...||IA / Polk||
|6TH AVENUE: UNIVERSITY TO DM RIVER BRIDGE,...||IA / Polk||
|SE 5TH STREET: ARMY POST ROAD TO COUNTY LI...||IA / Polk||
|73RD ST: CENTER ST TO HICKMAN RD, PAVEMENT...||IA / Polk||
|NW 110 AVE/NE 42 ST: NW 110 AVE FROM WEST ...||IA / Polk||
|Total # Projects:||14|
|Total # Contracts:||12|
|Total $ Projects:||$12,838,073|
|Total $ Contracts:||$11,418,014|
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About This Data
Note: To build this database, ProPublica obtained two sets of records from the U.S. Department of Transportation. We cleaned it to remove duplicates and other discrepancies, but it may have mistakes we didn't catch. If you find one, please let us know and include any information that may help us verify the correction. Also, the federal data is based on the states’ monthly reporting and may not be up-to-date.
First, we received an updated copy of the national database of stimulus road and bridge projects as of Sept. 25. Separately, we obtained data that states filed to the federal government as part of the stimulus legislation's reporting requirements. These data list which contractors had been awarded particular projects. We were able to trace more than 90 percent of the funds to individual counties. In a few other cases, projects are statewide and cannot be narrowed to county or serve multiple counties. We’ve indicated those cases in the data.
Wherever possible, we matched DOT projects to state recovery filings. They did not match in every instance. The DOT projects, which total $19 billion, include hundreds of projects not yet associated with a contractor. The contractors' data totals about $13 billion in obligated funds. In a few cases, state contractors did not match a DOT project. Some projects also have multiple contractors. When there is no matching contractor information for a project, searches and lists will return a blank.
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