Polk County’s new Highway Garage consists of a new 60,000 SF Main Shop, a 45,000 remodeled storage and shop building, a fueling station and a salt shed. The complex is located on 9 acres of land situated in an industrial park near the County Courthouse.
Within the new main shop a heated parking garage houses 40 plow and field trucks and other field equipment. In addition, the shop will house a repair garage with 6 repair bays, part storage, truck wash, crew lockers, a lunchroom for a staff of 40 people and offices for the entire department.
Barrientos Design developed the construction documents in a fast-track approach with a foundation package being developed within seven weeks. Following that, the remainder of construction documents were issued three weeks later.