Closes Creek Storm Sewer Improvements

Project Overview

As part of the City's plan to mitigate flooding in the Closes Creek Watershed, the City plans to continue to upgrade storm sewer infrastructure in this drainage basin. A stormwater drainage study was completed for this watershed in 2002, which established a prioritized list of recommended improvements. The City has completed approximately one third of the recommended projects, mostly from the Des Moines River to 34th Street as shown on the phasing map, Click here for Link.   Following the June 30, 2018 flood, an accelerated schedule for construction of the high priority projects was established with a City Council directive to complete Phases 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, and 3 by the end of 2023.  

Project Status

The City completed construction of Phase 1A and Phase 1B in the Fall of 2020.  Construction of Phases 2A and 2B began in the Summer of 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.  Phase 3 improvements were bid in December 2021 and the project was awarded to S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc.  The contractor is planning to start construction on Phase 3 in April 2022 and construction is scheduled to be complete in late 2023.

Questions Related to Closes Creek Watershed (Construction) Improvements
Matt Radermacher
City of Des Moines Engineering Department

Questions Related to Closes Creek Watershed (Planning and Funding) Improvements
Patrick Beane
City of Des Moines Public Works Department

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