Northwest 18th Street will be closed from east of NW Ash Drive to west of NW Briargate Drive beginning Sunday afternoon, March 26, weather permitting. The closure includes the intersection of NW 18th Street and NW School Street/NW Wagner Boulevard. The intersections of NW 18th Street and NW Ash Drive and NW 18th Street and NW Briargate Drive will remain open during the first phase of the project. The posted detour will be N Ankeny Boulevard, NW 36th Street, and NW Ash Drive (see detour map). This project will be completed in three phases and additional closures will occur as the project progresses. The project is expected to be completed in October 2023.
The closure is necessary to complete the NW 18th Street Reconstruction Project, this includes:
- Reconstructing NW 18th Street from a 2-lane urban roadway to a 2-lane urban roadway with a median and designated left and right turn lanes from just west of NW Ash Drive to North Ankeny Boulevard.
- Reconstructing NW Ash Drive with designated left and right turn lanes from just south of NW 18th Street to just north of NW 18th Street.
- Replacing the traffic signal at the NW 18th Street and NW Ash Drive intersection.
- Installing a traffic signal at the NW 18th Street and NW Briargate Drive intersection.
The NW 18th Street Reconstruction Project is part of the City of Ankeny Capital Improvement Program, a five-year plan for scheduling capital projects and long-term debt. Visit www.ankenyiowa.gov/construction for more information including maps, timelines and more.