City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • East Village Criterium Bike Race
  • Starting: 08/09/2015 11:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/09/2015 07:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with the East Village Criterium Bike Race on Sunday, August 9, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Sunday, August 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Finkbine Drive from Grand Avenue to Walnut Street
    Grand Avenue from Finkbine Drive/East 9th Street to Penn Avenue
    Penn Ave/East 7th Street from Grand Avenue to Walnut Street
    Locust Street from East 6th Street to East 7th Street
    East 6th Street from Locust Street to Walnut Street
    Walnut Street from East 6th Street to Finkbine Drive

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all signing and expect delays. 
  • If there are questions, contact the City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division. 515-283-4973

 

  • 515 Alive
  • Starting: 08/07/2015 06:00 PM 
  • Ending: 08/09/2015 06:00 AM
     
  • In conjunction with the 515 Alive on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015,
    to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015

    12th Street from Walnut Street to Locust Street
    12th Street from Locust Street to Grand Avenue

    Effective 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015,
    to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015

    Locust Street from 10th Street to 13th Street

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all signing and expect delays.
     
  • If there are questions, contact the City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division. 515-283-4973

 

  • National Night Out Beaverdale
  • Starting: 08/04/2015 05:30 PM 
  • Ending: 08/04/2015 08:30 PM
     
  • In conjunction with National Night Out Beaverdale on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Tuesday August 4, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    41st Street from Beaver Avenue to Northwest Drive

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all signing and expect delays. 
  • If there are questions, contact the City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division. 515-283-4973

 

  • Fleur Drive from Watrous Avenue to Stanton Avenue
  • Starting: 07/29/2015 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/07/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • The inside lane in each direction along Fleur Drive from Watrous Avenue to Stanton Avenue will be closed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2015, through Friday, August 7, 2015. These lane closures are necessary for median island repair.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all construction zone signing and expect delays.
     
  • If there are questions, contact Brett Lewis, City of Des Moines Project Engineer 515-283-4024

 

  • SE 22nd Street from E Park Avenue to E Virginia Avenue
  • Starting: 07/27/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/07/2015 05:00 PM
     
  • SE 22nd Street from E Park Avenue to E Virginia Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 through Friday, August 7, 2015. This includes the intersection of E Park Avenue and SE 22nd Street. This closure is necessary for concrete repair work in conjunction with the SE 22nd Street Partial Depth Repair project.

    A detour will be posted using the following streets: E Virginia Avenue, SE 20th Street, E Caulder Avenue, Evergreen Avenue, and Riverwoods Avenue.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Craig Bouska, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4580

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: 7th Street between High Street and Watson Powell Jr. Way
  • Starting: 07/14/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/04/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • One lane of 7th Street between High Street and Watson Powell Jr. Way will be closed daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, July 14, 2015, through Monday, July 27, 2015. This lane closure is necessary for sewer connection and water service work.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all construction zone signing and expect minor delays. 
  • If there are questions, contact Dave Colbert with the City of Des Moines Permit and Development Center. 515-283-4536

 

  • Park Avenue from SW 28th Street to Fleur Drive
  • Starting: 06/15/2015 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/31/2015 05:00 PM
     
  • Park Avenue from SW 28th Street to Fleur Drive is closed for water main replacement. This section of Park Avenue is anticipated to be closed through August 2015.

    A detour is signed for George Flagg Parkway to Fleur Drive. An alternate detour using SW 42nd Street, McKinley Avenue, and Fleur Drive will be posted in the event George Flagg Parkway is closed due to flooding.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all construction zone signing, and expect delays. 
  • If there are questions, contact Dave Colbert with the City of Des Moines Permit and Development Center. 515-283-4536

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: SW 9th Street from Titus Avenue to Kenyon Avenue
  • Starting: 03/23/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/23/2015 06:00 PM
     
  • SW 9th Street between Titus Avenue and Kenyon Avenue will be reduced to one-lane traffic in each direction beginning Monday, March 23, 2015, for approximately 7 months. This restriction is necessary for the City’s contractor to begin the widening project on SW 9th Street in this area.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.
     
  • If there are questions, contact Matt Becker, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4026

 

 

 

Permanent

 

  • McKinley Avenue between SW 46th Street and SW 56th Street
  • Starting: 12/22/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • McKinley Avenue between SW 46th Street and SW 56th Street is permanently closed to all traffic. This section of roadway is currently in the process of being vacated in order to become future Airport property, and due to the structural condition of the bridge over Frink Creek just west of SW 46th Street, immediate closure is necessary.
  • If there are questions, contact David Kamp, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4022

 

  • Indianola Ave. between Easter Lake Dr. and E Porter Ave. Reopened
  • Starting: 11/21/2014 03:00 PM
     
  • Indianola Avenue between Easter Lake Drive and E Porter Avenue was reopened to traffic this afternoon. The closure was necessary as part of the Indianola Avenue Widening Phase 3 project.

    If there are questions, contact Zach Erickson, City of Des Moines Project Engineer, at 283-4023

 

  • Robert D. Ray Drive north of Des Moines Street
  • Starting: 03/26/2013 07:00 AM
     
  • Robert D. Ray Drive north of Des Moines Street will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 for reconstruction and expansion of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, formerly called the Botanical Center. Access from East 6th Street will no longer be allowed. Access to the Botanical Garden parking lot will remain via Robert D. Ray Drive from Grand Avenue on the south end of the Botanical Garden. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, obey all construction zone signing and expect delays.
  • If there are questions, contact the City of Des Moines, Traffic and Transportation (515) 283-4973