NW Johnston Drive & Merle Hay Road

This project involves the reconfiguration and reconstruction of Merle Hay Road and NW Johnston Drive intersection from the north edge of Beaver Creek Bridge north to approximately NW 55th Avenue. This project is part of the city’s efforts to improve roadway safety, traffic flow, improve the deteriorating roadway surface and improve overall drainage in the immediate vicinity of the project.  A new loop road west of Merle Hay Road will be constructed with the project.

The project will consist of PCC Pavement, ACC Asphalt overlay, sidewalk and shared-use path, water-main improvements, storm sewer, sub-drains, sanitary sewer, sanitary manholes, storm sewer manholes and intakes, pavement markings, and surface restoration.

Road Project Update (Updated: 10/3/23)

Starting on Thursday, October 5, there will be changes to the traffic flow on Johnston Drive, located east of Merle Hay Road. The construction team will be installing a new median on Johnston Drive during this time. The work is expected to last about a week and will be completed by October 12, 2023. To ensure that traffic can continue to use Johnston Drive, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction on the westbound lanes. Business access will be maintained during this short-term interruption.

Click here (PDF) to view the letter. 

Click the image below to view page 2 of the map.

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Public Communication

The construction map of the project can be viewed here (PDF).
To view a copy of the mailed construction notice letter, click here (PDF).
To view a copy of the presentation from the public meeting held on Thursday, March 24, click here (PDF).


Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC
Nathan Whipple
(515) 251-2598
Email Nathan Whipple

City staff contact

Matt Greiner, Public Works Director
(515) 278-0822
Email Matt Greiner