Work at Alice's Road and University Avenue Intersection Complete
Waukee officials announced today that work on a major intersection in the city is complete. The newly improved intersection at Alice’s Road and University Avenue now accommodates dual left turning lanes in each direction. The intersection was also widened to accommodate a full six lanes of northbound and southbound traffic on Alice's Road and the future Grand Prairie Parkway. Paving on the future Grand Prairie Parkway from Ashworth Road to University Avenue came to a halt in mid-November due to unexpected frigid temperatures. That section of Grand Prairie Parkway is now projected to be open spring 2015.
“We want to thank the Waukee community and all of the families in the Waukee School District for their patience during the intersection improvements,” said Waukee Mayor Bill Peard. “We know construction was inconvenient at times, but the completion of this major intersection puts us one step closer to opening up and accommodating traffic on Grand Prairie Parkway and the new interchange.”
The Grand Prairie Parkway Interchange will be a signature entrance off Interstate 80 and will serve as a vital link to continued commercial and residential growth in the region. Interchange drivers will be able to access the future Kettlestone development and beyond into Waukee. The stretch of Grand Prairie Parkway from Ashworth Road to I-80, along with the new interchange is expected to be open December 2015. Early estimates of traffic counts show 12,000 drivers a day will access the interchange once complete.
About the City of Waukee
The City of Waukee is recognized as the fastest growing city within the state of Iowa and is located in Dallas County—one of the fastest-growing counties within the United States. The official Census estimate based on July 2013 data is 17,077. Waukee offers a family-friendly environment featuring quality parks, schools and trails. The City is also dedicated to economic development and expanding business opportunities, including the creation of its future mixed-use development, Kettlestone. For more information, visit waukee.org.