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Structures (three houses and three garages) along Warrior Lane were purchased and are being moved out of the community by Billy Bell Housemoving LLC. The removal of the structures will allow the City to expand portions of Warrior Lane and convert the five-way stop intersection at Warrior Lane and Ashworth Drive to a roundabout. This video shows crews moving the house and garage that were removed from 5 Bel Aire Drive on Jan. 7, 2021. The structures shown were making their way to Mitchellville, Iowa.
The improvements in the Warrior Lane area began in 2020 with an overhaul of the Waukee Public Library's stormwater management system and parking lot. Construction on Phase 1 of the Warrior Lane Improvements project (from the Library to SE Marshall Drive) is expected to begin when weather allows in spring 2021. The proposed intersection converts the existing 5-way stop to a 4-way roundabout.Northview Drive will be disconnected from the existing Warrior Lane and Ashworth Drive Intersection and will be connected to Ashworth Drive 300 feet to the west; this will help to keep through traffic off of residential Northview Drive. The roundabout itself is expected to reduce the traffic congestion along Warrior Lane and improve safety of the intersection. The five-way stop intersection will close completely following the end of the Waukee Community School District academic year and will then open up again, with the project completed before school begins in the fall of 2021.
The project construction cost is approximately $3.2 million dollars. The project is funded in part by $1.7 million dollars in grants from the Iowa DOT, including a $500,000 grant related to traffic safety improvements at the intersection.
See a rendering of all phases of these improvements.
More information will be posted to Waukee.org as the project progresses.