New Intersection Plans for 41st and Beaver

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Plans to redesign the intersection of 41st Street and Beaver Avenue are aimed to make it safer, but perhaps at the cost of a bar and grill at the corner.

Des Moines Axios reports the city plans to redesign the intersection.  Northbound traffic on 41st Street has a tricky time pulling onto Beaver because of the angle, as well as trying to guess if southbound traffic on Beaver will continue straight onto 41st Street, or turn left at the Beaver Band.  Plans are to turn it into a T-intersection.  But those plans might force the removal of Players Sports Bar and Grill.  

The Iowa Department of Transportation rates the intersection as having a "high" potential for crash reduction with a new design.  

The Des Moines city council approved plans to begin acquiring private property to accomodate the improvements. Cost for the new intersection is not yet known.

The redesign plans would also make it safer for pedestrians walking to Snookie's Malt Shop and the Price Chopper grocery store.

Read details here from Axios Des Moines.

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