Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18


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Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wednesday, July 18, starting at 7 a.m., the city announced.

There will be lane restrictions and short duration road closures at various times of the day.

This major work includes the following:

  • Wednesday, July 18 – grinding; pavement repair work, traffic signal loop work
  • Thursday, July 19 –pavement repair work continues, traffic signal loop work continues.
  • Friday, July 20 – asphalt overlay from 3rd Circle S (approx. 17300 block) to Ambaum Blvd S.
  • Monday, July 23 – possible asphalt overlay work (if not finished on Friday).

The asphalt overlay work will have major lane restrictions anytime from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please consider alternate routes and prepare for extra travel time if using Des Moines Memorial Drive.

“We hope to keep this major work limited to 3 to 4 business days,” the city said.

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