IMPORTANT PROJECT UPDATE: As of October 28, Ingersoll Avenue has re-opened to two-way traffic.

Thank you for continuing to support our businesses, retailers, restaurants, artists and neighbors on Ingersoll & Grand through this season of transformation. The infrastructure improvements we make now are creating an opportunity for everyone to live, shop, dine, and play even better. The Avenues is moving forward – charged by the potential to be the most vibrant, inclusive place for connection.

Return to this page for the most up-to-date information regarding construction projects on our corridor, including the multi-phase streetscape to the sewer separation:

Ingersoll Streetscape 

This transformational streetscape project is necessary to keep our district safe and easy to navigate for all modes of transportation, to promote walkability and accessibility for all, to improve stormwater management, to update public utilities for our residents, businesses and property owners – and always, to maintain the beauty and character of our west side neighborhoods. See project maps and learn about future streetscape phases HERE.

CURRENT STATUS: (updated Nov. 14)

  • Work is near completion along the south half of Ingersoll Avenue from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to 28th Street.
  • Benches and trash receptacles will be installed prior to December 1.
  • Plantings and seeding will take place in Spring 2023.
Western Ingersoll Sewer Separation

The Western Ingersoll Sewer Separation project will upgrade the Western Ingersoll Basin to prevent combined sewer overflows, reduce flow to the Des Moines Metropolitan Wasteland Reclamation Facility, and comply with state requirements. This is a necessary public works project to ensure our sewers are sanitary and safe! See project maps and learn about future sewer separation phases HERE.

CURRENT STATUS: (updated Nov. 14)

  • Crews are currently working between 36th and 42nd Streets along Ingersoll Avenue and in the North of Grand neighborhood along Woodland Avenue, Pleasant Street, 37th, 38th and 39th Streets. Follow posted detour routes.
  • Near Walgreens, the street is scheduled to be re-paved before Thanksgiving. The sidewalks will be completed before Christmas.
  • Near Boesen The Florist crews are wrapping up sidewalk and bike lane work.