Meredith Drive Reconstruction Project
Update 5/20/2019: Meredith Drive will be closed to through traffic between NW 167th Street and NW 169th Street this Wednesday, May 22, 2019, beginning at 8:30 a.m. to construct the storm sewer across Meredith Dr. The intersection of Meredith Dr. and NW 169th St. will remain open while this work is completed. Residents in the affected area should use Tanglewood Drive west to NW 169th St. to gain access to Meredith Dr. The Contractor has been allowed one day to complete work under this requested closure. Depending on how work proceeds, this section of roadway may still be closed during the evening commute home. This closure will allow for utility work on the west end of the project to continue in the coming weeks while paving starts on the east end of the project.
Update 5/3/2019: Utility work on the east half of the project (Phase 1) is nearing completion. As a result, underground work in Phase 2 will continue next week with water main and storm sewer construction in the Right-of-Way (ROW) south of Meredith Drive between NW 164th and NW 167th Streets. These operations will require another closure of NW 164th St. at Meredith Dr. to construct the storm sewer across the side street. This work is currently scheduled to occur next Monday, May 6, 2019, as weather conditions allow. There will be a closure of NW 164th Street after 8:00 a.m. and reopen later the same day. Additional grading and filling operations and storm sewer outlet construction between NW 167th St. and Alice’s Road will also ramp up once remaining trees are removed early next week.
Update 4/30/2019: Construction has progressed over the last month on the east half of the project in Urbandale. Relocation of utilities (private and public) is nearing completion on this Stage of construction with final grading and paving to follow.
In an attempt to keep the Underground Utility Subcontractor on-site and ultimately shorten the overall duration of the project, crews will be allowed to head west into Stage 2 with water main and storm sewer construction in the right-of-way. While the Stage 2 sections of Meredith Drive will remain open to local traffic, these operations will require the temporary closure of side streets. The first such closure is scheduled for this Wednesday, May 1st on NW 164th Street. NW 164th Street will be closed at Meredith after 8:00 am while crews lay water main across the side street. The resulting trench will be backfilled with rock and reopened by the end of the day. Only one side street will be closed at a time during these operations. As a result, affected residents may use either NW 167th Street or NW 169th Street to access Meredith Drive this Wednesday. Changeable Message Boards are in place to notify affected residents and the traveling public of this upcoming closure.
This process will be repeated for both water main and storm sewer construction across NW 164th, NW 167th and NW 169th Streets in the coming weeks. Again, only one side street will be closed at a time. Please keep in mind that changes and delays in the proposed schedule (mainly weather related) are inevitable and will occasionally occur.
This project provides for the reconstruction of Meredith Drive from NW 156th Street to ¼ mile west of Alice’s Road as a four-lane roadway with left turn lanes including grading, water main, and storm sewer. The pavement will be Portland cement concrete with two 26-foot wide paving sections and a 28-foot grass median. The project scope also includes a 10-foot trail on the north side of the improved roadway and a 5-foot sidewalk on the south side. This is a joint project with the City of Urbandale. Concrete Technologies Inc. (CTI) has been hired by the Cities and will complete work in two separate stages of construction as shown in the exhibit below. For larger view of the staging areas, click >here.< It is anticipated that Meredith Drive will be reopened by the end of November 2019.
Please contact Clive Public Works at 223-6231 with questions, concerns or the need for additional information.