City Street Improvement and Maintenance Programs
For a complete list of planned street improvements and maintenance programs scheduled for the period of April 2012 through June 2013 open the 2013 – 2014 Planned Street Improvement & Maintenance Programs schedule.
Major Construction Project by Ward
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Major Construction Projects for Ward 1 (NW Des Moines)
Major Construction Projects for Ward 2 (NE Des Moines)
Major Construction Projects for Ward 3 (SW Des Moines)
Major Construction Projects for Ward 4 (SE Des Moines)
Grand Avenue Bridge over Des Moines River
An informational Meeting to discuss the proposed bridge aesthetic options for Grand Avenue over Des Moines River Bridge Replacement is being held on Monday, April 14 between 6:30PM and 7:30PM in the City Council Chambers.
This meeting will be an opportunity to review the proposed bridge aesthetic options. A brief presentation will be made followed by a period for questions and comments.
General Information regarding this project and this meeting are available from Mr. Jon G. Fussell, P.E. Project Engineer, City of Des Moines, 400 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA 50309, telephone 515-283-4027, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
An online version of the bridge aesthetics presentation and a link to a short survey will be available below, following the April 7, 2014 City Council workshop. We appreciate your comments.
* Presentation: http://www.dmgov.org/departments/Engineering/PDF/Grand%20Avenue%20over%20DSM%20River%20Aesthetics%20Presentation.pdf
Grand Avenue over Walnut Creek Bridge Replacement
The Grand Avenue Bridge over Walnut Creek (East of 63rd Street) is open to vehicular traffic. The project replaced the original bridge which was built in 1914 with a new 165ft. x 86ft. continuous concrete slab bridge. Construction work has resumed on the project. The major items of work to remain are trail grading and construction, retaining wall construction, approach sidewalk construction, railing and fence installation, and final site restoration and seeding. There will be periodic lane closures to complete the remaining work, so motorists should use caution when driving in this area, obey all construction zone signing, and expect possible delays.
Currently, the Walnut Creek Recreational Trail beneath the bridge is closed and there is no on-site detour available. The signed trail detour route has been posted using Waterbury Circle, 56th Street, and North Valley Drive. It is anticipated that the trail will be closed for approximately 2 months.
Update #1 June 13, 2012
Update #2 December 18, 2012
Update #3 February 2013
Update #4 April 15, 2013
Update #5 May 9, 2013
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Update #7 July 18, 2013
Update #8 August 2, 2013
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Update #12 September 13, 2013
Update #13 September 25, 2013
Update #14 October 11, 2013
Update #15 October 25, 2013
Update #16 November 13, 2013
Press Release #1 December 12, 2013
Update #17 December 27, 2013
Update #18 March 28, 2014
The Southeast Connector is a multi-lane roadway connecting Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Southwest Second Street to US 65 bypass.
Southeast Connector Website - Project Updates
The Principal Riverwalk features lighted, landscaped public spaces, world-class public art and unique pedestrian bridges and pathways that connect 300 miles of Central Iowa trails. The project was a gift to the City of Des Moines in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Principal Financial Group.
Since ground was broken in 2004, we’ve been working to strengthen the heart of our city, unite the east and west sides of downtown and provide opportunities for outdoor recreation.