Alice's Road Widening

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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: $23 million total
(Phase 4: $9.8 million & Phase 5: $13.2 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
December 2017


Widening of lanes between Olson and Hickman November 2018
Contractor: Concrete Technologies, Inc.

City Staff Project Contacts: John Gibson, Public Works Director
Rudy Koester, Asst. Public Works Director - Engineering
Dan Werts, Street Superintendent
Staff Directory

Project Description:

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. Phase 5 will begin in April 2018 and will be completed in the fall of 2018. It includes the improvements from SE Olson Drive to just north of Hickman Road. And, the best news about the project is that Alice’s Road will remain open throughout construction! 

As with all construction, much is dependent on weather and other uncontrollable circumstances. The project timeline will change and be updated as needed. 

  1. New Alice's Road Lanes Now Open to Traffic; Please Use Caution

    All six of the new lanes recently constructed on Alice's Road are now open to traffic. Drivers are urged to use caution as lanes merge from six to two at the intersection of SE Olson Drive. Read on...
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