Indianola Avenue Reconstruction Project

Reconstructing Indianola Avenue: A Project Overview

Over the past 15 years, the City of Des Moines has made improvements to Indianola Avenue from S.E. 14th Street/US 69 south to E. Army Post Road. These updates have been made to improve the corridor, increase traffic safety and capacity, and set the corridor up for future development. The City has received federal funding to continue improvements of the corridor to the south. This project will reconstruct Indianola Avenue from E. Army Post Road south to US 69.

A virtual public meeting was held on October 14, 2020, for public input on the project. The presentation outlined the project improvements and included a concept plan showing the proposed improvements.  A video recording of the presentation and answers to the questions asked at the meeting are also available. The proposed improvements include an urban cross-section with curbs, one travel lane in each direction, and left-turn lanes at some intersection. A shared-use path will be constructed on the west side of the road and sidewalks will be constructed where appropriate on the east side of the road. The proposed improvements can also be seen in a video prepared by the City's design consultant.

The project was bid through the IDOT and awarded to Absolute Concrete Construction, Inc.  Plans for the project can be seen at this link:

City Project Manager
Zach Erickson
City of Des Moines Engineering Department

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