What is the Hubbell Reconstruction Project?
This Hubbell Avenue Reconstruction Project is a safety project to improve approximately 2/3 of a mile of Hubbell Avenue from Euclid Avenue to east of E 38th Street. The project will:
· Reconstruct roadways
· Reconfigure and add turn lanes at intersections
· Improve access management by adding a median and relocating driveways
· Install traffic signals at Euclid and two new intersections
· Add pedestrian facilities along Hubbell Avenue
· Construct a wetland to treat storm water runoff before it enters Fourmile Creek
Why reconstruct Hubbell Avenue?
In 2016, the City hired a consulting firm to study the safety and traffic operations along Hubbell Avenue from E 33rd Street to E 38th Street. The traffic study identified significant safety issues along the corridor including a high rate of broadside, left turn, and rear end crashes. The City reviewed the consultant's recommendations, met with the Iowa DOT, and gathered information through public open houses to determine the best way to address the safety issues in this area. The result of that collaboration is the Hubbell Avenue Reconstruction Project.
When will this project happen?
Construction is anticipated to begin in August 2018 and be completed in Summer 2020. Schedule updates will be available on the project Facebook page.
How much will it cost?
The estimated construction cost is $10 million. A portion of that cost, $4.9 million, will be paid for using Iowa Department of Transportation funding. Approximately $567,000 is being funded through Des Moines Water Works. The remainder was programmed as part of the City's Capital Improvements Project (CIP) budget.
Will roads be closed during construction?
There will be road closures and lane reductions during construction. Closures and detour routes will be posted on the Road Closure Map on the City's website and on the project Facebook page.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Brett Lewis, City of Des Moines Project Engineer, (515) 283-4024, firstname.lastname@example.org