SW 11th Street Complete Streets Project

Project Overview

Over the past 4 years, several traffic studies have been completed to analyze the impact of development south of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on the City's transportation network. SW 11th Street was studied to determine the impacts of reducing the existing three-lane cross-section to two-lanes with buffered bike lanes. It was determined that the existing and future traffic volumes would allow for only two-lanes of traffic to accommodate bike lanes on SW 11th Street. This new bike facility will be a key connection between existing and proposed trails and bike lanes in and around downtown.
The studies also determined that a northbound left turn lane at SW 11th Street would be required to maintain acceptable traffic operations and minimize delay. Additionally, a traffic signal would be warranted at the intersection of SW 11th Street and Tuttle Street upon the completion of the proposed soccer stadium near SW 14th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

Recording of the December 8, 2021 Meeting

City Project Manager
Corey Bogenreif, PE
City of Des Moines Project Engineer
Phone
(515)-283-4973
Email
Transportation@dmgov.org


Goals of Project

  • Reduce three-lane street cross-section to two lanes of traffic in either direction, parallel parking on both sides, and buffered bike lanes.
  • Connect gaps in the bicycle network between downtown Des Moines and Gray's Lake Park. This new bike facility will be a key connection between existing and proposed trails and bike lanes in and around downtown.
  • Install a new traffic signal at SW 11th Street and Tuttle Street
  • Promote multi-modal transportation options

Additional Project Information

Public Meeting Presentation

A virtual public meeting was held via Zoom on December 8, 2021, to present the proposed project concepts and obtain input on the project. The presentation outlined the project improvements and included a concept plan showing the proposed improvements. Click here for the PDF version of the presentation.

What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Date


  • December 8, 2021
  • January 11, 2022
  • Jan. - Nove. 2022
  • November 2022
  • 20223

Event


  • Virtual Public Meeting
  • Transportation Safety Committee
  • Project Design
  • Construction Bid Letting
  • Construction
Who do I contact if I have questions?

Corey Bogenreif, PE

City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division

515-283-4973

ENG-TT-Web@dmgov.org