Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 69 closed in both directions in Des Moines between Aurora Avenue and Northeast Broadway Avenue Aug. 22 to Aug. 27 #iatraffic

Posted on: August 18, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 18, 2016 – A railroad crossing repair project on U.S. 69 in Des Moines will require closing the roadway to traffic between Aurora Avenue and Northeast Broadway Avenue from 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, until 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 Office.

During construction, motorists will be detoured around the construction zone using U.S. 69, U.S. 6, Interstate 235, and I-35/80.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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Contact: Lance Starbuck at 515-239-1634 or

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