86th Street Preservation Project - Phase II

Project Description:

This project provides for the repair and resurfacing of 86th Street from Hickman Road to Aurora Avenue.  Work will include patching to restore the base pavement followed by a total asphalt overlay to provide a smooth driving surface.  Repairs will also be made to sidewalk ramps to bring them into ADA compliance.  There will be periods of noise and lane closures.

The City of Urbandale appreciates your cooperation and patience as we improve the condition and driving surface of this major route.

Project Status, 6/19/2019:

Patching Phase, Section B:

The contractor has completed full depth patches and median work on the inside lanes. The contractor is now working on full depth patches in outside northbound lane, from New York to Colby Parkway.  The outside lane from Hickman Road to New York will reopen in a couple days after the concrete has cured.  The Contractor will continue northbound to Douglas Avenue, then switch to the southbound outside lanes and work back down from Douglas Avenue to Hickman Road.  This work includes both patches and repairs to sidewalk ramps as needed.  Next steps will be night closures for milling, partial depth patching, and then HMA overlay.  All work is contingent on weather.

Advanced notice will be posted for full closures.  Full closures will primarily be done at night and/or on weekends to limit impact to residents and businesses.  Detours will be posted and flaggers will assist local residents.

Patching and Overlay, Section A:

Work in Section A from Aurora Avenue to Douglas Parkway is substantially complete.  The patching and overlay has been completed and pavement markings reestablished.  The contractor will complete restoration of grass as weather permits.  All lanes are reopened between Aurora Avenue and Douglas Parkway.

Access and Work Zones:

Access will be provided for residences and businesses along the road during road closures.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact, but there will be some inconvenience.  The goal is to work both safely and quickly.  Please be patient and work with the contractors.

As always, please use caution when driving through a construction zone.  Tack oil will be placed just before the asphalt paving.  Local residents should avoid driving on the tack oil.  If crossing the tack oil is unavoidable for access, please drive slowly.

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