Easton Boulevard Corridor Study
What is the Easton Boulevard Corridor Study?
The City of Des Moines hired an engineering consulting firm, Foth, to conduct a traffic study of Easton Boulevard from University Avenue to the east city limits (approximately E 42nd Street). The purpose of the study was to:
- Review existing traffic conditions
- Identify safety and operational issues
- Provide recommendations to address those issues
The completed study includes recommendations based on issues identified through the traffic analysis as well as concerns brought forward by residents at the public open house held on June 5, 2019.
Additional Data is available in the study appendix.
June 5, 2019 Public Open House Information
West Section – University Avenue to Hubbell Avenue
Central Section – Hubbell Avenue to E 33rd Street
Eastern Section – E 33rd Street to E 42nd Street
What happens next?
There is not a large project planned to address all recommended improvements or designated funding for all recommended improvements at this time. Improvements will occur over time either as part of already programmed projects or potential future programmed projects.
The following projects are currently included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program and are planned to be designed and constructed with the next two years.
Planned Construction 2020
- E 29th Street Resurfacing – from Easton Boulevard to Euclid Avenue (includes E 29th & Hubbell Traffic Signal Modifications)
- Easton Boulevard Resurfacing – from Hubbell Avenue to E 33rd Street (includes changing pavement markings to three lane cross section between Hubbell Avenue and E 29th Street) Note: Easton Boulevard from E 29th Street to E 33rd Street may need full reconstruction in future years (~10 years +/-)
- Easton Boulevard at University Avenue Intersection Improvements (construct medians to control turning movements)
- Neighborhood Traffic Study for area bounded by I-235, Guthrie Avenue, E 25th Street and Easton Boulevard (Recommended improvements from the study would be programmed in future years)
Planned Construction 2022
- Easton Boulevard Pavement Reconstruction - from E 34th Street to Bridge over Fourmile Creek
Who do I contact if I have questions?
City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division