City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • 63rd Street South of Railroad Avenue
  • Starting: 07/28/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/11/2014 06:00 PM
     
  • 63rd Street (Hwy 28) south of Railroad Ave will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, through 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014. The street closure is necessary for railroad crossing improvement.

    Detours will be signed:

    Southbound: West on Railroad Ave, south on S. 11th St, east on Lincoln St.

    Northbound: West on Lincoln St, north on S. 11th St, east on Railroad Ave.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area and obey all construction zone signing. 
  • If there are questions, contact Cy Quick, Iowa Department of Transportation District 1 Engineer. 515-986-5729

 

  • 2014 AAU Junior Olympics
  • Starting: 07/26/2014 06:30 AM 
  • Ending: 08/02/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with 2014 AAU Junior Olympics, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective the following dates and times:

    Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Monday, July 28, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, August 1, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    27th Street from Forest Avenue to Clark 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. 515-283-4536

 

  • Italian-American Heritage Festival
  • Starting: 07/23/2014 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 07/27/2014 06:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with the Italian-American Heritage Festival on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, 2014, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective beginning at Noon on Wednesday, July 23, to
    6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014

    12th Street from Locust Street to Grand Avenue
    13th Street from Locust Street to Grand Avenue

    Effective 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Locust Street from 13th 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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Eastbound curb lane of E University Avenue at E 23rd Street
  • Starting: 07/15/2014 02:00 PM 
  • Ending: 07/25/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • The eastbound curb lane of E University Avenue at E 22nd Street will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 15, 2014, through Friday, July 25, 2014.

    The lane closure is necessary for sewer repairs.

    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

 

  • Watrous Avenue from Glover Avenue to Fleur Drive
  • Starting: 07/15/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/04/2014 04:00 PM
     
  • Watrous Avenue from Glover Avenue to Fleur Drive will be closed to traffic beginning on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. through Monday, August 4, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. This closure is necessary 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 Ryan Rivas, City of Des Moines Public Works Department. 515-208-0717

 

  • Rendezvous on Riverview
  • Starting: 07/11/2014 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 08/01/2014 11:30 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Rendezvous on Riverview on Friday, July 11, 18, 25, 2014, and Friday, August 1, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented for the times noted:

    Effective Fridays, July 11, 18, 25, 2014, and
    Friday, August 1, 2014, 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

 

  • 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

 

  • SE 12th Street from Scott Avenue to Maury Street
  • Starting: 06/20/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/03/2014 06:00 PM
     
  • SE 12th Street from Scott Avenue to Maury Street, including the intersection of SE 12th Street & Scott Avenue, will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 for road reconstruction as part of the Southeast Connector project. This closure will be in effect for approximately 6 weeks.

    Detour routes will be posted along SE 6th Street, Maury Street, and SE 18th Street.

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

 

  • Indianola Avenue from Easter Lake Drive to the Yeader Creek Bridge
  • Starting: 04/14/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/14/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • Indianola Avenue from Easter Lake Drive to the Yeader Creek bridge north of E McKinley Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 for construction activities related to the Indianola Avenue Widening Phase 3 project. The intersection of Easter Lake Drive and Indianola Avenue will remain open. This closure will be in effect for approximately four months.

    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, at 515-283-4023. 
  • If there are questions, contact Zach Erickson, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4023

 

  • East Euclid Avenue Bridge Over Four-Mile Creek
  • Starting: 04/14/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/14/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • This morning, the East Euclid Avenue Bridge over Four-Mile Creek (east of E. 33rd St.) was closed at approximately 9:00 a.m. for Iowa DOT bridge construction work. The bridge will be closed for approximately 5 months.

    This closure is necessary for the Iowa DOT’s contractor to replace the existing bridge with a new structure.

    A detour will be posted using E. 33rd Street and Hubbell Avenue. Westbound trucks will detour using Hubbell Ave., Easton Blvd., and I-235. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, and should obey all construction zone signing. 
  • If there are questions, contact the Iowa DOT Des Moines Construction Office. 515-261-9501

 

  • NOW OPEN: South Union Bridge over Yeader Creek
  • Starting: 04/02/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 09/02/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • The South Union Bridge over Yeader Creek (south of McKinley Avenue) will by open to traffic by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014.

    This closure was necessary for the city’s contractor to replace the bridge deck and complete major rehabilitation work on the structure. 
  • If there are questions, contact City of Des Moines Project Engineer Jon Fussell. 515-283-4027

 

  • SE 18th Street from E Market Street to Scott Avenue
  • Starting: 04/01/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 08/01/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • SE 18th Street from E Market Street to Scott Avenue will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 for road reconstruction as part of the Southeast Connector project. This closure will be in effect for approximately four months.

    Detour routes will be posted along E Market Street, SE 20th Street, and Scott Street. All businesses on SE 18th Street will be open and have vehicular access.

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

 

  • 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

 

  • LANE CLOSURE: Grand Avenue from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • Starting: 01/03/2014 12:00 AM 
  • Ending: 10/01/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • The northern curb lane of Grand Avenue from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue will be closed now through Fall 2014. This closure is necessary to build the new pool facility for the YMCA.

    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 Jennifer Bohac, City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation 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