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Project Description

This project includes reconstruction of South Ankeny Boulevard from approximately 900 feet south of SE Shurfine Drive to approximately 1,000 feet north of SE Shurfine Drive, construction of SW Prairie Trail Parkway from just east of SW School Street to South Ankeny Boulevard, and widening approximately 400 feet of SE Shurfine Drive from South Ankeny Boulevard to the east.  The project also consists of earthwork, PCC sidewalk pavement, water main, storm sewer, new traffic signalization, and other associated work generally located both west and east of the South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive / SW Prairie Trail Parkway intersection.

South Ankeny Blvd. & SE Shurfine Dr./SW Prairie Trail Pkwy Intersection Improvements - project location map

Project Contact

Adam Lust

Phone: 515-963-3537

Anticipated Start Date

April 2019

Expected Completion Date

September 2020

Progress Update

The South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive / SW Prairie Trail Parkway intersection is fully open to traffic.
The temporary seeding throughout the project corridor will be placed in early June.

The permanent seeding along South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive / SW Prairie Trail Parkway will occur in September. -- updated 6/3/20 

The South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive / SW Prairie Trail Parkway intersection is fully open to traffic on all four legs starting May 11, 2020.

The surface restoration along South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive / SW Prairie Trail Parkway will occur during the second half of May.

Single lane closures are still anticipated as the pavement marking sub-contractor makes corrections to the existing pavement markings. -- updated 5/12/20 

Work on South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) is now complete, minus permanent parking markings.  The southbound right turn lane and the northbound left turn lane will remain closed until SW Prairie Trail Parkway is open.

Work on the pedestrian ramps and remaining colored and textured concrete sidewalk in the vicinity of the intersection will be completed in early May.  All remaining work including permanent pavement markings, traffic signal modifications, and surface restoration will be completed during May. -- updated 5/5/20 

Work on South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) is now complete, minus permanent parking markings.  The southbound right turn lane and the northbound left turn lane will remain closed until SW Prairie Trail Parkway is open.

Work on the pedestrian ramps and remaining colored and textured concrete sidewalk in the vicinity of the intersection will occur during the second half of April.  All remaining work including permanent pavement markings and surface restoration will be completed during May. -- updated 4/14/20 

Work on South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) resumed the week of March 30 and will last two to four weeks, weather permitting.  The speed limit on South Ankeny Boulevard will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph between Lorenz Drive and Magazine Road during this time.

Work on the pedestrian ramps and remaining sidewalk in the vicinity of the intersection will occur during the month of April.  All remaining work including surface restoration will be completed during May. -- updated 4/1/20 

South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) has reopened to four lanes of traffic.  Any work prior to Christmas will be dependent on weather and site conditions.  It is anticipated that work on SE Shurfine Drive will be completed in Spring 2020. -- updated 12/4/19 

South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) will reopen to four lanes of traffic in December.  Work over the next month will be dependent on weather conditions.  It is anticipated that work on SE Shurfine Drive will be completed in Spring 2020 -- updated 11/20/19 

South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction on the new southbound lanes while the existing northbound lanes are removed and replaced.  South Ankeny Boulevard will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction for most of the construction season.  The intersection of South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive will also remain closed for a majority of the construction season.  The project has an anticipated completion date of November. -- updated 9/5/19 

The paving of the southbound lanes of South Ankeny Boulevard will occur in early August.  It is anticipated that the construction staging will convert from Stage 2 (southbound lanes) to Stage 3 (northbound lanes) in late August.  South Ankeny Boulevard will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction for most of the construction season.  The intersection of South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive will also remain closed for a majority of the construction season.  The project has an anticipated completion date of late November. -- updated 8/6/19 

The paving of SW Prairie Trail Parkway will occur during the middle of July, followed by the paving of the southbound lanes of South Ankeny Boulevard in late July.  It is anticipated that the construction staging will convert from Stage 2 (southbound lanes) to Stage 3 (northbound lanes) in early August, weather permitting.  South Ankeny Boulevard will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction for most of the construction season.  The intersection of South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive will also remain closed for a majority of the construction season.  The project is currently on schedule with an anticipated completion date of November. -- updated 7/17/19

Work is progressing on the reconstruction of the west side of South Ankeny Boulevard and also on the construction of SW Prairie Trail Parkway.  This stage of construction is expected to last through July.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be located in the existing northbound lanes during this time.  South Ankeny Boulevard traffic will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction for most of the construction season.  The intersection of South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive will also remain closed for a majority of the construction season.  The designated detour route for northbound South Ankeny Boulevard traffic wanting to turn right onto SE Shurfine Drive is to utilize SE Lorenz Drive and SE Oak Drive.  The designated detour route for southbound South Ankeny Boulevard traffic wanting to turn left onto SE Shurfine Drive is to utilize SE Magazine Road and SE Cortina Drive. -- updated 5/14/19

SE Shurfine Drive closing at South Ankeny Boulevard starting Thursday, May 9

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 22.  Work includes the partial closure of South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) between Lorenz Drive and Magazine Road.  Highway 69 traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction for the majority of the construction season.  The intersection of South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) and SE Shurfine Drive will also be closed for most of the construction season.  It is anticipated that the intersection will close by the middle of May, and remain closed until October.  The signed detour route for southbound Highway 69 traffic wanting to turn left onto Shurfine is to instead turn left onto SE Magazine Road and utilize SE Cortina Drive.  The signed detour route for northbound Highway 69 traffic wanting to turn right onto Shurfine is to instead turn right onto SE Lorenz Drive and utilize SE Oak Drive. -- updated 4/9/19 

Pre-construction meeting to be held in March.  Project includes the partial closure of South Ankeny Boulevard (Highway 69) between Lorenz Drive and Magazine Road.  Highway 69 traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction for a majority of the construction season.  The intersection of South Ankeny Boulevard and SE Shurfine Drive will also be closed for a majority of the construction season.

 

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