Aug 15, 2022 - News

Des Moines wants to add roundabout to Army Post Road

A photo of an intersection in Des Moines.
The intersection of Southeast 36th Street and Army Post Road. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

Des Moines wants to build a roundabout at the intersection of Army Post Road and Southeast 36th Street. It's asking the state for a grant to complete the $2.5 million project.

Why it matters: Army Post is one of the busiest roadways on DSM's south side.

  • The roundabout would slow the speed limit at the intersection from 55 to 20 mph.

Catch up fast: There are lots of new homes in that area of the city and traffic is getting heavier.

  • The intersection was flagged in a DSM traffic study two years ago because of speeding and safety concerns.

Driving the news: The project is tentatively scheduled to begin during the fiscal year that starts in July 2024.

  • The city has agreed to seek an Iowa Department of Transportation grant that could pay for as much as $500,000.
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