Interstates 35 and 80 connect Waukee to customers and suppliers throughout the United States. Perfectly positioned in the Midwest, Waukee is within a day’s drive of many major metropolitan areas.

Major Cities Within 10 Hour Drive of Waukee

Distance (Miles)
Omaha, NE
Kansas City, KS
Denver, CO
St. Louis, MO
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
Detroit, MI
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Fargo, ND
Sioux Falls, SD
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Diverging Diamond Interchange

In 2015, Waukee will gain an additional access point with the completed construction of a new diverging diamond interchange. First introduced in the United States in 2009, the diverging diamond interchange is engineered to reduce the number of left- and right-turn conflict points, enhancing safety and efficiency. It is constructed to accommodate a growing community, allowing for high-volume fluid traffic flow. The new interchange will alleviate traffic congestion at nearby exits which are operating at capacity. The Iowa Department of Transportation estimates traffic counts of more than 12,000 vehicles per day upon completion.

Grand Prairie Parkway

In 2014, Waukee began construction on Grand Prairie Parkway, the two-mile long, four lane road that bisects the Kettlestone corridor. Grand Prairie Parkway will connect to interstate 80 via the new Diverging Diamond Interchange, giving customers easy access to Kettlestone businesses. Waukee’s unique infrastructure grants easy access to a variety of users, including pedestrians and cyclists. Three underpasses cross Grand Prairie Parkway, enhancing safety and allowing traffic to move fluidly.

Intersection Under Construction
Pedestrian Underpass
Pedestrian Underpass


Des Moines International airport is located just 20 miles southeast of Waukee, and provides convenient air travel to Waukee’s residents and businesses. The airport’s close proximity to downtown Des Moines makes it a convenient stop for corporate air travel. Des Moines International Airport is ranked in the top 50 airports for air cargo tonnage in the U.S., and is the only Port of Entry located in Iowa. More than 175 million pounds of cargo are transported through Iowa Airports annually.

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Non-Stop Destinations Airport Approximate Flight Time 
Minneapolis MSP 1 hour
Chicago MDW 1 hour 
Chicago ORD 1 hour 
Denver DEN 2 hours
Dallas DFW 2 hours
Detroit DTW 2 hours
Atlanta ATL 2 hours