Due to Waukee’s community growth and traffic congestion in the area, S. Warrior Lane will soon be widened to three lanes from Marshall Drive to Bel Aire Drive. The current five-way intersection at S. Warrior Lane, Northview Drive and Ashworth Drive will transition into a four-leg, one-lane roundabout to move traffic more efficiently and to increase safety. Northview Drive will be permanently disconnected from the existing intersection and will be connected to Ashworth Drive 300 feet to the west of the new roundabout intersection. Moving the connection of Northview Drive from Warrior Lane to Ashworth Drive will decrease pass-through traffic on Northview Drive while maintaining local access for residents.
Construction will occur in the spring and summer of 2021. Depending on weather, the first stage of construction could begin as early as March and will include the closure of Warrior Lane south of Ashworth Drive to the north entrance of Waukee Middle School. Northview Drive and Bel Aire Drive will be closed at Warrior Lane.