Alice's Road Widening
|When Grand Prairie Parkway was completed in December 2015, it opened a new gateway to Waukee from the south and gave commuters a more direct connection to the Interstate. But, the City isn’t done improving this main thoroughfare quite yet. The widening of Alice’s Road north of University Avenue to SE Olson Drive was completed in December 2017. This improvement project also featured the construction of a Heart of the Warrior Trail underpass, a trail addition along the west side of Alice's Road and a sidewalk addition along the east side.
Flip through the February 6, 2018 presentation about the upcoming Phase V of the project.
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|Estimated Cost:||$22.6 million total
(Phase 4: $9.8 million & Phase 5: $12.8 million)
|Estimated Start Date:||Construction of Phase IV from University Avenue to Olson Drive (including the underpass) was completed in December 2017
Construction of Phase 5 from Olson Drive to north of Hickman Road will tentatively occur April 2018-November 2018. Learn more.
|Estimated Completion Dates:
|Northbound lanes between University and Olson||July 2017|
|Pedestrian Underpass||October 2017|
|Southbound lanes between University and Olson
|Widening of lanes between Olson and Hickman||November 2018|
|Contractor:||Phase 4: Concrete Technologies, Inc.|
|Phase 5: Absolute Concrete|
|City Staff Project Contacts:||John Gibson, Public Works Director
Rudy Koester, Asst. Public Works Director - Engineering
Dan Werts, Street Superintendent
Phase 4 of this project to widen Alice's Road from two to six lanes began in spring 2017 and was completed in December 2017. It included the widening of the road from University Avenue to SE Olson Drive as well as construction of a new pedestrian underpass that will provide a safe place to cross Alice’s Road via the Heart of the Warrior recreational trail. Trails and sidewalks were also added adjacent to Alice's Road.
Construction for Phase 5 is expected to begin in late April/early May 2018. This phase consists of 0.8 miles of road from SE Olson Drive to NE Horizon Drive. Crews are constructing underground utilities (storm sewer, water main and sanitary sewer). As the project continues, the portion of Alice’s Road north of SE Olson Drive will be widened from two lanes to six lanes. The western three lanes will be constructed first while the existing two lanes remain open for traffic; once the western lanes are completed they will open to traffic while the new eastern lanes are constructed.
This phase of the project will also mean the intersection of Alice’s Road and Hickman Road will undergo significant changes. A temporary traffic signal will be installed and operational for the duration of intersection work. Hickman Road will be widened to accommodate dual left turn lanes and right turn lanes for eastbound/westbound traffic. Both Alice’s Road and Hickman Road will be open to traffic throughout Phase 5 of this project, however, temporary overnight closures of Alice’s Road may be scheduled to accommodate utility work. These will be announced in advance.
The bulk of the construction is expected to be completed by the end of November 2018. Additional intersection work may occur in the spring of 2019.As with all construction, much is dependent on weather and other uncontrollable circumstances. The project timeline will change and be updated as needed.