City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • Cornell Street from E Sheridan Avenue to E Euclid Avenue
  • Starting: 10/07/2014 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/13/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • Cornell Street from E Sheridan Avenue to E Euclid Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, for milling, patching and clean up.

    On Monday, October 13, 2014, this section of roadway will be closed to all traffic between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for resurfacing as part of the 2014-2015 Street Resurfacing Program.

    A detour will be posted using E Sheridan Avenue, 2nd Avenue and E Euclid Avenue. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.

    In case of inclement weather, the work will be done on the following day or when weather permits. 
  • If there are questions, contact Matt Becker, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4026

 

  • Race for the Cure
  • Starting: 10/04/2014 08:30 AM 
  • Ending: 10/04/2014 11:00 AM
     
  • In conjunction with Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 4, 2014, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, October 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Walnut Street from East 13th Street to East 4th Street
    Locust Street from East 6th Street to East 7th Street
    East 6th Street from Locust Street to ML King Jr Parkway
    East 7th Street/Penn Avenue from Walnut Street to Grand Ave
    ML 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

 

  • Zombie Walk
  • Starting: 10/04/2014 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/04/2014 08:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 4, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, October 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    East 4th Street from Grand Avenue to Des Moines 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

 

  • Snow Show
  • Starting: 10/03/2014 04:00 PM 
  • Ending: 10/04/2014 03:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Snow Show on Saturday, October 4, 2014, the following street closures will be implemented for the dates and times noted:

    Effective Friday, October 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to
    Saturday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m.

    Court Avenue from Water Street to East 1st 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

 

  • 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

 

  • Forest Avenue from 2nd Avenue to 2nd Place
  • Starting: 10/01/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/22/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • Forest Avenue from 2nd Avenue to 2nd Place will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. This closure is necessary for storm sewer construction

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing.  
  • If there are questions, contact Matt Radermacher, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4076

 

  • 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

 

  • Grand Avenue from 19th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
  • Starting: 09/29/2014 03:00 PM 
  • Ending: 09/30/2014 06:00 AM
     
  • Grand Avenue from 19th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway will be reduced to one-lane traffic in each direction between 3:00 p.m. this afternoon and 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. In addition, expect ongoing lane reductions between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for approximately one more week. 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 the City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division 515-283-4973

 

  • EMERGENCY CLOSURE: South Union Street between Kirkwood Avenue and Bell Avenue
  • Starting: 09/29/2014 08:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/06/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • South Union Street between Kirkwood Avenue and Bell Avenue is closed effective immediately, due to a water main break just south of Kirkwood Avenue. The closure is expected to last approximately one week while crews make the necessary 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 Traffic and Transportation Division. 515-283-4973

 

  • LANE CLOSURES: SW 9th Street between Johnson Street and Burnham Avenue
  • Starting: 09/25/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/30/2014 04:00 PM
     
  • SW 9th Street between Johnson Street and Burnham Avenue will be reduced to one-lane traffic in each direction beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014 through 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. This restriction is necessary for the SW 14th Quiet Street 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

 

  • 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: 10/15/2014 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 Wednesday, October 15, 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