86th Street Preservation Project


This project provides for the repair and resurfacing of 86th Street from Aurora Avenue to the North Corporate Limits.  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

Update Friday, May 25th: In the northbound lanes, the sidewalk work is ongoing between Meredith Drive and the Interstate.  Work has begun on the south bridge approach in the northbound lanes.  This requires the outside lane on the bridge to be closed as well as the center turn lane on the eastbound I-80/35 off ramp.

In the southbound lanes, work will begin on Tuesday, May 29th on both bridge approaches.  This will require the outside lane on the bridge to be closed as well as the center turn lane on the westbound I-80/35 off ramp.

When the outside bridge approach lanes are complete, work will switch to the inside lanes between Meredith Drive and Northpark Drive.

This work will cause delays on 86th Street and possibly on I-80/35 due to ramp queues.  Please remember to slow down and drive safely.  At least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction on 86th Street during these phases.

Future phases of the project will require full closures of 86th Street for additional patching and overlay.  Advanced notice will be posted for closures.  Closures will primarily be done at night and/or on weekends to limit impact to residents and businesses.  Detours will be posted.

Access and Work Zones

Notice to Residents and Businesses

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.