Grand Prairie Parkway

Grand Prairie Parkway will extend south from University Avenue in Waukee to the new interchange at I-80 and beyond into West Des Moines. In the future, Grand Prairie Parkway will bisect Waukee's premier development, Kettlestone. Construction on Grand Prairie Parkway and the new interchange began in 2014, and opened December 1, 2015. 
Estimated Cost: $50,000,000.00
     
Estimated Start Date:  Construction of Grand Prairie Parkway began in 2014 and was completed in December 2015.
     
Estimated Completion Date: University Intersection May 2015
Traffic Signals and Trails June 2015
University to Ashworth December 2015
Ashworth to Interchange December 2015
Interchange Ramps December 2015
     
Contractor: University Intersection Manatt's, Inc
$3,064,920.00
Traffic Trails and Signals Howrey Construction, Inc. $1,801,343.00
University to Ashworth Manatt's, Inc.  $15,939,845.00
Ashworth to Interchange McAnich Corporation $6,792,415.00
Interchange Ramps Peterson Contractors, Inc. $22,765,215.00
       
City Staff Project Contacts: John Gibson, Public Works Director
Tony Hanson, Senior Engineer Technician
Dan Werts, Street Superintendent
Staff Directory
   
Project Description: University Intersection: Reconfiguration of the intersection of Alice’s Road, Grand Prairie Parkway, and University Avenue in order to accommodate the future six lanes through the intersection as well as the multiple left turn lanes and right turn lanes. The project also involves the relocation of an existing MidAmerican Energy utility pole as well as some minor right of way acquisition.

Traffic Signals and Trails: Construction of a 10-foot multi-use trail along either side of Grand Prairie Parkway between University Avenue and Ashworth Road. The project also includes the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Grand Prairie Parkway and Westown Parkway and the intersection of Grand Prairie Parkway and Ashworth Road as well as the reconfiguration of traffic signals at the intersection of Grand Prairie Parkway and University Avenue.

University to Ashworth: Construction of four lanes between University Avenue and Ashworth Road along with all associated utilities. The project also includes the construction of two pedestrian underpasses underneath Grand Prairie Parkway as well as the construction of four ponds related to the proposed regional stormwater system.

Ashworth to Interchange: Construction of six lanes between Ashworth Road and the interstate interchange along with all associated utilities.  The project also includes the construction of a pedestrian underpass underneath Grand Prairie Parkway.

Interchange Ramps: Construction of the interchange ramps onto Interstate 80 at Grand Prairie Parkway.
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