City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • E 14th Street from Morton Avenue to Boyd Street
  • Starting: 05/06/2015 06:00 AM 
  • Ending: 05/07/2015 06:00 PM
     
  • E 14th Street from Morton Avenue to Boyd Street will be closed between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, and Thursday, May 7, 2015. This closure is necessary for skywalk construction at Grand View University.

    A detour will be posted using I-235 and E Euclid Avenue.

    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 anhd Development Center. 515-283-4536

 

  • E Walnut Street from E 2nd Street to E 3rd Street
  • Starting: 05/04/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 05/08/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • E Walnut Street from E 2nd Street to E 3rd Street will be closed to traffic between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, May 4, 2015. The closure is necessary for sewer and water connections for a new development. The street will be reopened to traffic on Friday, May 8, 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

 

  • SW 16th Street from Walnut Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Starting: 04/28/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/28/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • SW 16th Street from Walnut Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The street closure is necessary for railroad crossing repairs.

    Detours will be signed using:

    Northbound: 11th Street, Mulberry Street, and 15th Street.

    Southbound: 15th Street, Mulberry Street, and 12th 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

 

  • County Line Road from SE 14th Street to Hwy 65/69
  • Starting: 04/28/2015 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 05/01/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • County Line Road from SE 14th Street to Hwy 65/69 will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. This closure is necessary for a sewer repair.

    A detour will be posted at SE 14th Street directing traffic north to Hwy 65/69.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Rick Powell, Public Works Section Chief. 515-208-0523

 

  • 11th Street from Mulberry Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Starting: 04/27/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/27/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • 11th Street from Mulberry Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015. The street closure is necessary for railroad crossing repairs.

    Detours will be signed using:

    Northbound: SW 16th Street, Mulberry Street, and 12th Street.

    Southbound: Mulberry Street, SW 16th Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

    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

 

  • LANE REDUCTION: E Euclid Avenue at Dixon Street
  • Starting: 04/27/2015 08:30 AM 
  • Ending: 05/06/2015 03:30 PM
     
  • Lanes will be reduced on E Euclid Avenue/US Hwy 6 at Dixon Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning Monday, April 27, 2015. These lane closures are necessary for median work for the E Euclid and Dixon Traffic Signal Upgrade project. Left turns will be prohibited at times during construction. These closures are expected daily through Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

    A detour will be posted using Delaware Avenue to Guthrie Avenue for westbound traffic and E 14th Street to E Aurora Avenue for eastbound traffic. 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 Matt Radermacher, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4076

 

  • LANE CLOSURE--7th Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to Cherry Street
  • Starting: 04/27/2015 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/27/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • Lanes will be reduced on 7th Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to Cherry Street between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015. The street closure is necessary for railroad crossing repairs.

    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

 

  • 48th Street from Franklin Avenue to College Avenue
  • Starting: 04/27/2015 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 05/01/2015 03:00 PM
     
  • 48th Street from Franklin Avenue to College Avenue will be closed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, through 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. This closure is necessary for a sewer repair.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.
     
  • If there are questions, contact Rick Powell, Public Works Section Chief. 515-237-1322

 

  • Drake Relays Hy-Vee Road Races
  • Starting: 04/25/2015 05:30 PM 
  • Ending: 04/26/2015 02:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Drake Relays Hy-Vee Road Races on Sunday, April 26, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to
    Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
    ● 27th Street from Carpenter Avenue to Forest Avenue
    ● Forest Avenue from 30th Street to 25th Street

    Effective Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    ● Forest Avenue from 25th Street to 13th Street
    ● 13th Street from Forest Avenue to Carpenter Avenue
    ● Carpenter Avenue from 13th Street to 18th Street
    ● 19th Street from Forest Avenue to University Avenue
    ● Keo Way from 19th Street to 9th Street
    ● 9th Street from Keo Way to Grand Avenue
    ● Grand Avenue from 9th Street to 15th Street
    ● 15th Street from Grand Avenue to ML King Parkway
    ● ML King Parkway from Fleur Drive to SE 6th Street (westbound)
    ● SE 6th Street from ML King Parkway to Walnut Street
    ● Walnut Street from E 6th Street to E 7th Street
    ● E 7th/Penn Avenue from Walnut Street to Grand Avenue
    ● Grand Avenue from Penn Avenue to E 13th Street (eastbound south lane)
    ● E 13th Street from Grand Avenue to Walnut Street
    ● Walnut Street from E 14th Street to Finkbine Drive
    ● Finkbine Drive from Walnut Street to Court Avenue
    ● Court Avenue from Finkbine Drive to E 6th Street
    ● Fleur Drive from Bell Avenue to ML King Parkway (northbound east lane)
    ● Grand Avenue from 17th Street to 28th Street (westbound)
    ● 28th Street from Grand Avenue to University Avenue
    ● University Avenue from 28th Street to 31st Street
    ● 31st Street from University Avenue to Forest Avenue
    ● 25th Street from Forest Avenue to Clark 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

 

  • Drake Relays
  • Starting: 04/23/2015 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 04/25/2015 10:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Drake Relays on Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, 2015, the following street closures will be implemented:

    27th Street from Clark Street to Forest Avenue will be closed effective the following dates and times:

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 – Noon to 10:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 24, 2015 – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    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 REDUCTION: 56th Street from Ingersoll Avenue to I-235
  • Starting: 04/15/2015 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/28/2015 04:00 PM
     
  • Lanes will be reduced on 56th Street between Ingersoll Avenue and I-235 beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2015, through Tuesday, April 28, 2015, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. This lane reduction is necessary for manhole adjustment.

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

 

  • Park Avenue from SW 28th Street to SW 33rd Street
  • Starting: 04/06/2015 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/30/2015 05:00 PM
     
  • Park Avenue from SW 28th Street to SW 33rd Street will be closed beginning Monday, April 6, 2015, through Thursday, April 30, 2015. This closure is necessary to replace a water main.

    A detour is signed for George Flagg Parkway to Fleur Drive.

    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