The existing closure of NW 18th Street will expand to the west to include the NW 18th Street and NW Ash Drive intersection and to the east to N Ankeny Boulevard. This will also close the NW 18th Street and NW Briargate Drive intersection. These additional closures are expected to last until Aug. 21, 2023. The posted detour will be N Ankeny Boulevard, NW 36th Street, and NW State Street, view map. This closure is necessary to complete the NW 18th Street Reconstruction project, this is phase two of three phases, additional closures will occur as the project progresses. The project is expected to be completed in October 2023.
The NW 18th Reconstruction project will include:
- 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.