Warrior Lane Improvements

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January 4, 2023 Update:
Warrior Lane is completely open to traffic as of late November 2022. Final restoration, including seeding, will be completed in the spring.

Aug. 19 Update:
The roundabout intersection is now open to traffic. Northview Drive is no longer a through street. With these improvements in place, pedestrians will cross only one lane of traffic at a time before reaching a landing zone, meaning they only need to watch for vehicles coming from one direction at a time. As drivers get used to this intersection, please slow down when approaching, and yield to vehicles and pedestrians. Landscaping and other median work continues, so please yield to construction crews as well. Learn more about navigating roundabout intersections. 

Aug. 10 Update: The roundabout intersection is expected to open by Aug 20, 2021. Read up on "Roundabouts in Iowa" on the Iowa Department of Transportation's website, featuring general information, FAQs and video.

June 1 Update: Ashworth Drive, just east and west of Warrior Lane, is now closed. This shuts down the five-way intersection located at Warrior Lane and Ashworth Drive for the remainder of the summer, to allow construction crews to build the new roundabout intersection. The Heart of the Warrior Trail will not be impacted immediately, however, there may be temporary closures to allow utility crossings. The portion of the Heart of the Warrior Trail between Windfield Park and SE Olson Drive may be used as a temporary route for emergency services during the closure of the five-way intersection. If trail users see emergency vehicles on the trail, they should clear the trail to give space for the vehicles to safely pass. Waukee Middle School's north entrance on Warrior Lane will be closed.

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. The first stage of construction began in March and included 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.

Estimated Cost:$5,325,000
Start Date:March 2021
Estimated Completion Date:Fall 2021
Contractor:Concrete Technologies, Inc.

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