Lane Closures on Ingersoll Begin Sept. 5 Construction of the Near West Side Sewer Separation Project on Ingersoll Avenue will be starting on Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017. The Contractor will be closing the north half of Ingersoll Avenue from 23rd Street to 28th Street. Two-way, head to head traffic will be maintained on the south side of Ingersoll Avenue. Work is anticipated to be completed in November and includes installation of new storm sewer pipe and street reconstruction. Sidewalks will remain open and business access will be maintained during construction; however, there will be no street parking. Upon completion of north half of Ingersoll Avenue, the Contractor will complete storm sewer connections to the south side of Ingersoll Avenue with street patching. Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible throughout the duration of the sewer construction project! Please remember to support our local businesses as The Avenues improve and evolve. The purpose of the Near West Side Sewer Separation Project is to separate storm water flows from the existing combined storm and sanitary sewer system in a 645-acre area bordered by MLK Jr. Parkway (east), Grand Avenue (south), 31st Street (west), and Clark Street (north). This project is part of the City’s Long Term Control Plan to meet the requirements of Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the 2010 IDNR issued Consent Order, Judgment, and Decree. Sewer separation is accomplished by adding storm sewer and removing storm intakes from the sanitary sewer system. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Craig Bouska with the City of Des Moines at (515) 283-4580.