City of Des Moines Road Closures
Temporary

 

  • Court Avenue Halloween Party
  • Starting: 10/31/2014 12:00 PM 
  • Ending: 11/01/2014 02:00 AM
     
  • In conjunction with Court Avenue Halloween Party on Friday, October 31, 2014, the following street closure will be implemented:

    Effective noon Friday, October 31, 2014, through 2:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Court Avenue from 3rd Street to 4th 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

 

  • Grand Avenue Bridge Fireworks
  • Starting: 10/27/2014 07:30 PM 
  • Ending: 10/27/2014 10:30 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Grand Avenue Bridge Fireworks on Monday, October 27, 2014, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Monday, October 27, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Grand Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Robert D Ray Drive

    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

 

  • Grand Avenue from 56th Street to 58th Street
  • Starting: 10/27/2014 07:00 AM 
  • Ending: 11/11/2014 04:00 PM
     
  • Grand Avenue from 56th Street to 58th Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning on Monday, October 27, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. through Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 4:00 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

 

  • Spooky Paws Parade
  • Starting: 10/26/2014 02:00 PM 
  • Ending: 10/26/2014 03:00 PM
     
  • In conjunction with Spooky Paws Parade on Sunday, October 26, 2014, the following street closures will be implemented:

    Effective Sunday, October 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Locust Street from Robert D. Ray Drive to E 6th 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

 

  • Indianola Avenue from Easter Lake Drive to E Porter Avenue
  • Starting: 10/22/2014 09:00 AM 
  • Ending: 12/12/2014 05:00 PM
     
  • Indianola Avenue from Easter Lake Drive to E Porter Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 for construction activities related to the Indianola Avenue Widening Phase 3 project. The intersection of Easter Lake Drive and Indianola Avenue will be reopened at this time. The intersection of E. Porter Avenue and Indianola Avenue will be closed. Access to Ewing Park will be available from the intersection of Indianola Avenue and Easter Lake Drive. This closure will be in effect through December 12, 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 ar questions, contact Zach Erickson, City of Des Moines Project Engineer. 515-283-4023

 

  • E Porter Avenue from Indianola Avenue to SE 24th Street
  • Starting: 10/22/2014 12:00 AM 
  • Ending: 12/01/2014 12:00 AM
     
  • E Porter Avenue from Indianola Avenue to SE 24th Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 for construction activities related to the Indianola Avenue Widening Phase 3 project. This closure will be in effect through December 1, 2014.

    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: 10/30/2014 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 McCoy, City Traffic Engineer. 515-283-4973

 

 

 

Permanent

 

  • 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