City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • 6th Avenue from Grand Avenue to Locust Street
  • Starting: 05/03/2014 06:00 AM 
  • Ending: 05/03/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • 6th Avenue from Grand Avenue to Locust Street will be closed to traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This closure is necessary for moving HVAC equipment to the roof.

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

 

  • Recycle Revolution
  • Starting: 04/19/2014 10:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/19/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Recycle Revolution on Saturday, April 19, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    E 5th Street from Grand Avenue to Locust 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

 

  • Recycle Revolution
  • Starting: 04/19/2014 10:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/19/2014 07:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Recycle Revolution on Saturday, April 19, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    E 5th Street from Grand Avenue to Locust 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

 

  • Mayor's Annual Ride for Trails
  • Starting: 04/19/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/19/2014 01:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Mayor’s Annual Ride for Trails on Saturday, April 19, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Saturday, April 19th, from 7:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

    Robert D. Ray Drive from Locust Street to Grand Avenue

    Effective Saturday, April 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Water Street from Court Avenue to Walnut 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

 

  • Tractor Trailer Concert Series
  • Starting: 04/18/2014 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 04/19/2014 01:30 AM
     
  • In conjunction with Tractor Trailer Concert Series on Friday, April 18, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective Noon Friday, April 18, to
    1:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19

    ● Court Avenue from 2nd Avenue to 3rd Street
    ● 3rd Street from Court Avenue, South to the Alley (east lane only)

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

 

  • SE 6th Street North of the Des Moines River
  • Starting: 04/15/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 04/18/2014 03:00 PM
     
  • SE 6th Street just north of the Des Moines River will have construction activity beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, through 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014. This work will involve replacement of damaged concrete panels in the street.

    Motorists should expect to see narrowed lanes in this area. However, one-lane traffic will be maintained in each direction.

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

 

  • LANE REDUCTION: Intersection of E 14th Street and Euclid
  • Starting: 04/15/2014 08:30 AM 
  • Ending: 04/24/2014 03:30 PM
     
  • Lanes have been reduced at the intersection of E. 14th Street/US Hwy 69 and Euclid Avenue/US Hwy 6 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. These lane closures are necessary for median work for the E. 14th Street and Euclid Avenue Intersection Modification project. Left turns will be prohibited at times during construction. These closures are expected daily through Thursday, April 24, 2014.

    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 Brett Lewis, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4024

 

  • 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

 

  • Iowa Cubs Fireworks
  • Starting: 04/04/2014 07:30 PM 
  • Ending: 04/18/2014 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, April 4th and Friday, April 18th

    ● Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (Westbound Only), from SE 4th Street to SW 2nd Street from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    (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

 

  • 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 be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The bridge will be closed for approximately 5 months.

    This closure is necessary for the city’s contractor to replace the bridge deck and complete major rehabilitation work on the structure.

    A detour will be posted using McKinley Avenue, SE 5th Street, and Porter Avenue. Motorists are urged to use caution when driving in this area, and should obey all construction zone signing. 
  • 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: 04/30/2014 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

 

  • Walnut Street from 7th Street to 8th Street
  • Starting: 08/19/2013 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 05/19/2014 06:00 PM
     
  • Walnut Street from 7th Street to 8th Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013, for approximately 9 months. This closure is necessary for the renovation of the Younkers building.

    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

 

 

 

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