City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • The Color Run
  • Starting: 07/11/2015 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/11/2015 03:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with The Color Run on Saturday, July 11, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, July 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Court Avenue from East 6th Street to East 14th Street
    East 6th Street from Court Avenue to M. L. King, Jr. Parkway
    M. L. King, Jr. Parkway from SW 2nd Street to SE 9th 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

 

  • Iowa Cubs Fireworks--July 3 & 17
  • Starting: 07/03/2015 07:30 PM 
  • Ending: 07/17/2015 10:30 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Iowa Cubs Fireworks, the following street closures will be implemented on the dates and times as noted:

    Effective Friday, July 3, 2015, and Friday, July 17, 2015

    Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from SE 4th to SW 2nd
    from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.—westbound only
    (Eastbound Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway will be closed briefly during shooting of fireworks)

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

 

  • Rendezvous on Riverview
  • Starting: 07/03/2015 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 07/31/2015 11:30 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Rendezvous on Riverview on Friday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2015, the following street closure will be implemented for the times noted:

    Effective Friday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2015,
    from Noon to 11:30 p.m.

    Boston Avenue from 6th Avenue to 7th Street

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

 

  • Ham Independence
  • Starting: 07/03/2015 10:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/03/2015 08:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Ham Independence on Friday, July 3, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015

    Rollins Street from 42nd Street to 41st Street

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

 

  • Walnut Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • Starting: 07/01/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/01/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • Walnut Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. This closure is necessary to set a crane for skylight replacement at 555 Walnut (EMC Insurance).

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

 

  • Yankee Doodle Pops
  • Starting: 07/01/2015 08:30 AM 
  • Ending: 07/03/2015 03:00 AM
     
  • In conjunction with Yankee Doodle Pops on Thursday, July 2, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, through
    3:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015

    Pennsylvania Avenue from Locust Street to Grand Avenue

    Effective Thursday, July 2, 2015, from Noon to Midnight

    Grand Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Robert D. Ray Drive

    Effective Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    Locust Street from 2nd Avenue to Robert D. Ray Drive

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE : E 33rd Street between Easton Boulevard and E Washington Avenue
  • Starting: 07/01/2015 07:30 AM 
  • Ending: 07/10/2015 03:30 PM
     
  • The southbound lane of E 33rd Street between Easton Boulevard and E Washington Avenue will be closed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015, through Friday, July 10, 2015. This lane reduction is necessary for curb replacement.

    In case of inclement weather, the work will be rescheduled the following day or when weather permits.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.
     
  • If there are questions, contact William (Andy) Foster, Public Works 202-1010

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Pennsylvania Avenue from Fremont Street to Filmore Street
  • Starting: 06/30/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/01/2015 03:00 PM
     
  • Two southbound lanes of Pennsylvania Avenue between Fremont Street and Filmore Street will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, through 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The lane closure is necessary for concrete pavement repair.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing. 
  • If there are questions, contact Ryan Rivas with the City of Des Moines Public Works Department. 515-237-1373

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Douglas Avenue from 50th Street to 52nd Street
  • Starting: 06/30/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/10/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • One eastbound lane of Douglas Avenue from 50th Street to 52nd Street will be closed daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, June 30, 2015, through Friday, July 10, 2015. This lane closure is necessary for drive approach and curb construction.

    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

 

  • E Walnut Street between E 2nd Street and E 3rd Street
  • Starting: 06/29/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/03/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • Lanes will be reduced on E Walnut Street between E 2nd Street and E 3rd Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, June 29, 2015. The closure is necessary for a water service at 201 E Locust Street. The street will be reopened to traffic on Friday, July 3, 2015.

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: 8th Street from Locust Street to Grand Avenue
  • Starting: 06/29/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/10/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • One northbound lane of 8th Street from Locust Street to Grand Avenue will be closed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, June 29, 2015, through Friday, July 10, 2015. This lane reduction is necessary for fiber optic utility work.

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: 6th Avenue from College Avenue to Clark Street
  • Starting: 06/29/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/03/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • The east lane of northbound 6th Avenue from College Avenue to Clark Street will be closed daily between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, June 29, 2015, through Friday, July 3, 2015. This lane reduction is necessary for a water service disconnect.

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: E Grand Avenue from Robert D. Ray Drive to E 2nd Street
  • Starting: 06/29/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/01/2015 03:00 PM
     
  • The bike lane of E Grand Avenue between Robert D. Ray Drive and E 2nd Street will be closed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, beginning Monday, June 29, 2015, through Wednesday, July 1, 2015. This lane reduction is necessary for fiber optic utility work.

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Ingersoll Avenue from 18th Street to 19th Street
  • Starting: 06/29/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/03/2015 03:00 PM
     
  • The westbound curb lane of Ingersoll Avenue from 18th Street to 19th Street will be closed daily between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., beginning Monday, June 29, 2015, through Friday, July 3, 2015. This lane closure is necessary for sidewalk construction.

    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

 

  • LANE REDUCTION: E 14th Street from Morton Avenue to Boyd Street
  • Starting: 06/29/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/10/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • Lanes will be reduced on E 14th Street from Morton Avenue to Boyd Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, June 29, 2015, through Friday, July 10, 2015. At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times. This lane reduction is necessary for skywalk construction at Grand View University.

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: E 14th Street from Des Moines Street to E Grand Avenue
  • Starting: 06/25/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/01/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • The east lane of southbound E 14th Street from Des Moines Street to E Grand Avenue will be closed daily 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Thursday June 25 through Wednesday July 1, 2015. This lane reduction is necessary for curb and sidewalk replacement.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.
     
  • If there are questions, contact Charles Lepak 283-4536

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: E 14th Street from Des Moines Street to E Grand Avenue
  • Starting: 06/25/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/01/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • The east lane of southbound E 14th Street from Des Moines Street to E Grand Avenue will be closed daily 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Thursday June 25 through Wednesday July 1, 2015. This lane reduction is necessary for curb and sidewalk replacement.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Dave Colbert with the City of Des Moines Permit and Development Center. 515-283-4095

 

  • Water Over the Road
  • Starting: 06/24/2015 12:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/05/2015 12:00 AM
     
  • Due to floodwater over the roadway, the following street has been closed:

    George Flagg Parkway – SW 23rd Street to Park Avenue
    SW 30th Street – Bell Avenue to George Flagg Parkway
    E. Border Street at the North River

    The streets will be reopened once the floodwater recedes.
    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in these areas and obey all warning signs. 
  • If there are questions, contact the City of Des Moines Public Works Department 515-283-4950

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: SW 3rd Street between Jackson Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Starting: 06/17/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 06/30/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • The northbound curb lane of SW 3rd Street between Jackson Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway will be closed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 17, 2015, through Tuesday, June 30, 2015. This lane closure is necessary for street light replacement on the east side of the bridge.

    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. 515-283-4973

 

  • 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--Hull Avenue between Dixon Street and Sampson Street
  • Starting: 06/01/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 07/01/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • Intermittent lane closures on Hull Avenue between Dixon Street and Sampson Street will occur beginning Monday, June 1, 2015, through Wednesday, July 1, 2015, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This closure is part of the Hull Avenue Roadway Improvements project.

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

 

  • 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