City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • LANE CLOSURES: Grand Avenue from 59th Street to 62nd Street
  • Starting: 10/01/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/15/2014 03:30 PM
     
  • Grand Avenue from 59th Street to 62nd Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. through Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. This closure is necessary for concrete pavement repairs.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact the City of Des Moines Public Works Department. 515-283-4950

 

  • E Porter Avenue from South Union Street to SE 5th Street
  • Starting: 09/30/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/30/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • E Porter Avenue from South Union Street to SE 5th Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, until 7:00 p.m. the same day. This closure is necessary for the application of a FOG sealant, which is a preventative maintenance procedure that prolongs the lifecycle of an asphalt overlay.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Tony Chiodo, Public Works Section Chief. 515-283-4950

 

  • Oktoberfest
  • Starting: 09/26/2014 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 09/27/2014 03:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, 2014, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Thursday, September 25th at noon through
    Sunday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m.

    4th Street from Court Avenue to Vine Street/RR tracks
    Alley north of Vine Street from 4th Street to 3rd Street
    (Coordinated with Farmers’ Market Closures)

    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

 

  • Walnut Nationwide Fundraiser
  • Starting: 09/26/2014 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/26/2014 04:30 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Walnut Nationwide Fundraiser on Friday, September 26, 2014, the following street closures for the times noted will be implemented:

    Effective Friday, September 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Walnut Street from 10th Street to 12th 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

 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from Douglas Avenue to Clarkson Avenue
  • Starting: 09/26/2014 12:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/26/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from Douglas Avenue to Clarkson Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014, until 7:00 p.m. the same day. This closure is necessary for the application of a FOG sealant, which is a preventative maintenance procedure that prolongs the lifecycle of an asphalt overlay.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Tony Chiodo, Public Works Section Chief. 515-283-4950

 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from Sherwood Drive to Madison Avenue
  • Starting: 09/25/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/25/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from Sherwood Drive to Madison Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014, until 7:00 p.m. the same day. This closure is necessary for the application of a FOG sealant, which is a preventative maintenance procedure that prolongs the lifecycle of an asphalt overlay.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Tony Chiodo, Public Works Section Chief. 515-283-4950

 

  • Hull Avenue from E 25th Street to E 29th Street
  • Starting: 09/24/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/24/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • Hull Avenue from E 25th Street to E 29th Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, until 7:00 p.m. the same day. This closure is necessary for the application of a FOG sealant, which is a preventative maintenance procedure that prolongs the lifecycle of an asphalt overlay.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Tony Chiodo, Public Works Section Chief. 515-283-4950

 

  • E Washington Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue to E 14th Street
  • Starting: 09/23/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/23/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • E Washington Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue to E 14th Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, until 7:00 p.m. the same day. This closure is necessary for the application of a FOG sealant, which is a preventative maintenance procedure that prolongs the lifecycle of an asphalt overlay.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Tony Chiodo, Public Works Section Chief. 515-283-4950

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Grand Avenue from 19th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Starting: 09/22/2014 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/26/2014 02:00 PM
     
  • Grand Avenue from 19th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway will experience lane reductions between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014, through Friday, September 26, 2014. These reductions are necessary to repair sewer service to 1915 Grand Avenue.

    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 Charlie Lepak with the City of Des Moines Permit and Development Center. 515-283-4095

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Grand Avenue from 31st Street to 35th Street
  • Starting: 09/19/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/22/2014 04:00 PM
     
  • Grand Avenue from 31st Street to 35th Street will experience lane reductions between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning on Friday, September 19, 2014, through Monday, September 22, 2014. These restrictions are necessary for water service repair.

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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Court Avenue East of Water Street
  • Starting: 09/18/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/25/2014 06:00 PM
     
  • Court Avenue east of Water Street will be reduced to one-lane traffic in each direction beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014. This closure is necessary for sewer work and is expected to be last approximately 1 week.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Nick Carter with the City of Des Moines. 515-323-8135

 

  • Park Avenue at the Railroad Tracks East of SW 56th Street
  • Starting: 09/08/2014 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/24/2014 06:00 AM
     
  • Park Avenue will be closed at the railroad tracks east of SW 56th Street beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014, through Monday, September 24, 2014, at 6:00 a.m. The street closure is necessary for railroad crossing improvement.

    Detours will be signed:

    Northbound: Fleur Drive, Grand Avenue, 63rd Street
    Southbound: Fleur Drive, Army Post Road, Highway 28/63rd Street

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing. 
  • If there are questions, contact Dave McGuffin, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4028

 

  • East Village Sunday Bazaar
  • Starting: 09/07/2014 10:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/28/2014 06:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with the East Village Sunday Bazaar each Sunday from September 7 through September 28, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Sundays, September 7 through September 28, 2014,
    from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    E 5th Street from E Grand Avenue to E Locust 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

 

  • Urbandale Avenue from Beaver Avenue East 300'
  • Starting: 09/02/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/02/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • Urbandale Avenue from Beaver Avenue east for a distance of 300’ will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The closure is necessary for improvements related to the Beaver Avenue Streetscape project. The street is expected to be closed for approximately 1 month.

    A detour will be signed using 30th Street, Hickman Road, and Beaver 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

 

  • Indianola Avenue from E McKinley Avenue to E Porter Avenue
  • Starting: 08/27/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/26/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • Indianola Avenue from E McKinley Avenue to E Porter Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 for construction activities related to the Indianola Avenue Widening Phase 3 project. The intersection of E McKinley Avenue and Indianola Avenue will be reopened at this time. The intersection of Easter Lake Drive and Indianola Avenue will be closed. Access to Ewing Park will be available using the intersection of Indianola Avenue and E McKinley Avenue. This closure will be in effect through Friday, September 26, 2014. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2014.

    A detour route will be posted using SE 14th Street and Army Post Road. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing. 
  • If there are questions, contact Zach Erickson, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4023

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: SW 9th Street between McKinley Avenue and Porter Avenue
  • Starting: 07/07/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 11/03/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • SW 9th Street between McKinley Avenue and Porter Avenue will be reduced to one-lane traffic in each direction beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014. This restriction is necessary for the City’s contractor to begin the widening project on SW 9th Street in this area.

    The project will add a center left turn lane on SW 9th Street. Construction is expected to be completed late this year.

    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

 

  • Younkers Building Fire--Downtown Closures
  • Starting: 03/29/2014 12:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/30/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • 8th Street from Mulberry to Locust and Walnut Street between 8th and 9th are now open to traffic.

    Walnut Street between 6th Street and 8th Street and 7th Street between Locust and Mulberry remain closed to traffic. These closures are necessary for the activities related to the Younkers Building Fire which occurred on Saturday March 29th. These roads will remain closed until further notice.

    Access to the Financial Center Parking Ramp on 7th Street can be gained from Mulberry. No access will be granted to the Partnership Building Parking Ramp. Those monthly parkers are still temporarily relocated. Skywalks also remain closed in the vicinity of the Younkers Building.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all road closure signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Jennifer Bohac, City Traffic Engineer. 515-283-4973

 

 

 

Permanent

 

  • TRAFFIC LANE CHANGES: Hubbell Avenue from Easton Boulevard to East 33rd Street
  • Starting: 08/03/2013 07:00 AM
     
  • Hubbell Avenue from Easton Boulevard to East 33rd Street will be restriped to a 3-lane roadway (one lane in each direction along with a center turning lane) this weekend. The work will be done on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, 2013.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing. If weather conditions do not allow this painting, it will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • If there are questions, contact the Traffic and Transportation Division. (515) 283-4973

 

  • 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