The functions of Design Group are to: (1) provide design services for the Engineering Department, as well as other
City departments, (2) provide administrative support for Engineering Department activities, (3) provide management of capital improvements program projects, (4) provide systematic construction, reconstruction, and repair programs for storm and sanitary sewers and water detention basins, and (5) address the City's infrastructure needs by utilizing a priority ranking system for timely maintenance. Contact the Design and Construction Section at (515) 283-4931.
The functions of the GIS/Graphics Section are to: (1) provide support for Engineering project design preparation, (2)
maintain and provide City departments and the public quarter section, planimetric, and topographic maps, sewer maps and data, aerial photography, and construction records on all public improvements, (3) provide City agencies with maps, plans, charts, overlays, displays, and exhibits, (4) provide computer systems support for the Engineering Department, and (5) complete the conversion and implementation phase for the city-wide Automated Mapping and Facilities Management Geographic Information System.
The City of Des Moines, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), intends to update the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) along Four Mile Creek within the city limits of Des Moines based on a recent study conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed project or its affect on your property, you may email the Information Center for the City of Des Moines or call (515) 283-4500 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Public comments can be sent to:
Attn: Howard Kellick
3601 Eisenhower Avenue
Case No. 07-07-1813P
Alexandria, VA 22304-6425
Visit FEMA website for additional information regarding the FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program
The following 2007 Four Mile Creek Floodway and Floodplain map updates are broken down into areas for easier viewing and printing. Link to the following maps once you get them into the document library.
Map Area North of Easton Blvd
Map Area South of Easton Blvd & North of East University Ave
Map Area South of University Ave & in Vicinity of Scott Ave
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FOR FOURMILE CREEK WATERSHED STUDY
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 over Walnut Creek Bridge Replacement
The Grand Avenue Bridge over Walnut Creek (East of 63rd Street) is open to all lanes of traffic. Although the bridge is open to traffic, there will still be ongoing construction for a couple more weeks. Motorists should use caution when driving in this area, obey all construction zone signing, and expect possible delays.
This project replaced the original bridge which was built in 1914. A new 165ft. x 86ft. continuous concrete slab bridge has been constructed. The bridge was closed to traffic on March 25, 2013. A temporary rock trail has been provided beneath the bridge to connect the Walnut Creek Recreational Trail. The trail is an unimproved surface so users of the trail should use caution and may choose to walk their bikes through the area for better control. The remaining work on the project will be completed next year when the weather is favorable to resume work.
Update #1 June 13, 2012
Update #2 December 18, 2012
Update #3 February 2013
Update #4 April 15, 2013
Update #5 May 9, 2013
Update #6 June 13, 2013
Update #7 July 18, 2013
Update #8 August 2, 2013
Update #9 August 9, 2013
Update #10 August 19, 2013
Update #11 August 30, 2013
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
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.