URBANDALE, Iowa – The city of Urbandale will soon begin constructing the full-diamond interchange at Northwest 100th Street and Interstate 35-80, after receiving approval on the project from the Federal Highway Administration Thursday night.
According to a city news release, the ramps for the 100th Street interchange will be graded in 2017, and paved and opened to traffic in 2018. It’s a project that’ll cost the city over $20 million to complete. Urbandale has been preparing for this interchange already, re-constructing the 100th Street Bridge and expanding the street from Plum Drive to Northwest 54th Avenue.
“This announcement is the culmination of years of work with many partners and provides even more access for businesses and developers seeking to invest and create jobs in our community,” said Urbandale Mayor Bob Andeweg.
The projects at 100th Street are just the beginning of the city’s plans to improve the northwest corner of the interstate; projects now awaiting approval include adding a flyover ramp at Highway 141 entering Grimes, and a half-diamond interchange at Meredith Drive.