The City of Ankeny partnered with Snyder & Associates to construct new public infrastructure supporting the new Ankeny High School and Southview Middle School. New pavement for SW Magazine Road from SW State Street to U.S. 69 and SW Cherry Street from SW Magazine Road to SW Ordnance Road provided public access to the schools. U.S. 69 at the intersection of SW Magazine Road was also widened to add turn lanes and traffic signals. The project was completed in five phases over four construction seasons to accommodate construction of the schools and adjacent developments.
Snyder & Associates performed an analysis of the main entrance of the high school at the intersection of SW Cherry Street and SW 11th Street. A roundabout was recommended to provide the safest environment for a large number of pedestrians crossing between the middle and high school while efficiently allowing traffic to enter and exit both schools. The improvements also included decorative crosswalks, concrete pavers, and tree plantings. Bioswales were installed in the right-of-way along the SW Magazine Road to improve the quality of stormwater runoff. Snyder & Associates coordinated closely with the City of Ankeny, school administration, utility companies, the developer, contractors working on the school, and other private developers throughout design and construction of the project to ensure efficient completion.