18th Street Study
What is the 18th Street Study?
The Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) plans to construct a large storm sewer as part of the Ingersoll Run Sewer Project – Phase 2 through the area of 18th Street between Locust Street and Ingersoll Avenue. In planning for this future construction, the City completed a study to determine if streets in the area need to be reconfigured to improve transportation safety and efficiency for all users.
The goals of the study include:
- Planning street improvements with the WRA Ingersoll Run Sewer project
- Improving walkability and cycling infrastructure on western edge of downtown
- Clean up atypical intersections
- Converting 1 block sections of one-way streets to two-way
- 17th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street
- 18th Street between Ingersoll Avenue and Grand Avenue
- 19th Street between Ingersoll Avenue and Grand Avenue
- Planning for future Fleur Drive Bridge Repair/Replacement Project
- Addressing concerns of area stakeholders
A virtual public open house was held via Zoom on December 15, 2020 to present the recommended alternative and obtain input on the project. More than 35 people attended the Zoom meeting and provided comments. The presentation outlined the project improvements and included a concept plan showing the proposed improvements. A video recording of the presentation is also available.
What happens next?
January 2021 – June 2022
Design work for this project will take place
Late 2022 – 2023
Construction of Phase 2 of the Ingersoll Run Sewer Project, including street reconstruction will occur.
The schedule of this project is subject to change based on environmental approvals for the sewer project.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Questions Related to Traffic and Transportation Improvements:
Corey Bogenreif, PE
City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division
Questions Related to the WRA Ingersoll Run Sewer Project:
Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority