Urbandale completes trail along Waterford Road
The completion of a 10-foot-wide trail along the north side of Waterford Road between 156th and 170th streets brings the total amount of paved trails in Urbandale to more than 50 miles, city officials announced. The trail “is a great addition for trail users in Urbandale,” parks and recreation director Jan Herke said in a news release. “It will help connect residents to Waterford Park — and the new disc golf course that will be completed there this summer.” Construction of the trail, which was funded through Urbandale’s Capital Improvements Program, cost about $187,000. The addition of the trail was part of a nearly $6 million project that made Waterford Road, which is becoming a major east-west arterial street in Urbandale, a five-lane road between 56th and 170th streets.