Fleur Drive Reconstruction Project

Reconstructing Fleur Drive: A Project Overview

Fleur Drive accommodates approximately 30,000 vehicles per day near the intersection with Park Avenue. The purpose of the reconstruction project is to remove existing deteriorated pavement and reconstruct Fleur Drive with sidewalks along both sides to improve pedestrian access and accommodate the high traffic volumes along the roadway. Storm sewer and water main facilities under Fleur Drive are also in need of repair due to their age and deteriorated condition.

Recording of the March 11, 2021 Meeting

City Project Manager
Brett Lewis
City of Des Moines Project Engineer

Project Status

The current plan is to reconstruct Fleur Drive in three separate phases from Mckinley Avenue to George Flagg Parkway. Construction of Phase 1 was completed in Fall 2020.  Construction on phases 2 and 3 will likely occur over a 3-4 year period. The construction limits and anticipated schedule for each phase are shown below:

  • Phase 1: Fleur Drive Northbound Lanes from Watrous Avenue to George Flagg Parkway
    Spring 2019 to Fall 2020 (complete)
  • Phase 2: Fleur Drive Southbound Lanes from Watrous Avenue to George Flagg Parkway
    Spring 2021 to Fall 2022
  • Phase 3: Fleur Drive Northbound and Southbound lanes from McKinley Avenue to Watrous Avenue
    Spring 2023 to Fall 2024

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