Fleur Drive Reconstruction Project
What is the Fleur Drive Reconstruction project?
The current plan is to reconstruct Fleur Drive in three separate phases from McKinley Avenue to just north of Bell Avenue. Construction of all three phases will likely be spread out over approximately 4-5 years. The construction limits and anticipated schedule for each phase are shown below:
Phase 1: Fleur Drive Northbound Lanes
from Watrous Avenue to G. Flagg Parkway
Spring 2019 to Fall 2020
Phase 2: Fleur Drive Southbound Lanes
from Watrous Avenue to Bell Avenue
Spring 2021 to Spring 2022
Phase 3: Fleur Drive Northbound and Southbound Lanes
from McKinley Avenue to Watrous Avenue
Spring 2022 to Spring 2023
Why reconstruct Fleur Drive?
Fleur Drive accommodates approximately 30,000 vehicles/day near the intersection with Park Avenue. The purpose of the reconstruction project is to remove existing deteriorated pavement and reconstruct Fleur Drive to 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. New sidewalk is also planned along a portion of Phase 1, including the segment of Fleur Drive between Bell Avenue and Gray’s Lake Park.
When will construction happen?
Construction on Phase 1 started in early Spring 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2020. Schedule updates will be available on the project Facebook page. The project schedule for Phase 2 of the reconstruction project will be available as Phase 1 nears completion.
How much will it cost?
The construction cost for Phase 1 of the project is approximately $7.4 million. A portion of that cost, $1.2 million, will be funded through Des Moines Water Works. The remainder was programmed as part of the City's Capital Improvements Project (CIP) budget.
Will roads be closed during construction?
Who do I contact if I have questions?
City of Des Moines Project Engineer