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 Tuesday, July 3rd: Patching work has been completed throughout the project.  The remaining overlay work will be done at night, starting the week of July 9th, weather permitting.  The project will have two overlay lifts to provide a smooth driving surface.  During this week, 86th Street will have lane closures and full closures during night work.  On weekdays, 86th Street will be reopened each morning by 6:00 AM. Detours will be posted. Local traffic will be maintained at Meredith Drive, Plum Drive, and Northpark Drive when possible.

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.

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.