Apr 16, 2021 - News

Des Moines' Indianola Avenue reconstruction is finally getting finished

The final phase of Indianola Avenue reconstruction
Reproduced from City of Des Moines; Map: Axios Visuals

The final phase of DSM’s Indianola Avenue reconstruction will launch next year.

Why it matters: The roadway is important for future development, especially on the city’s southeast side near Easter Lake and Carlisle.

  • It will provide a more direct route to the Des Moines Bypass, a 25-mile beltway that connects our metro communities.

Driving the news: The City Council held a public hearing last week to allow staff to negotiate property acquisitions linked with the fifth phase of the project, which been in the works for nearly two decades.

The expansion affects mostly agricultural land and involves no family or business relocations.

  • Construction will last about two years.
  • This phase will cost $6.25 million, roughly half from federal grants.
  • This short video shows how the latest piece should work.
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