Grand Ave. Bridge Opens - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Grand Ave. Bridge Opens

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by Phil Prazan

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For some Des Moines drivers, this news has been a long time coming.

Drivers finally get to go across the Grand Ave. Bridge over Walnut Creek that connects Des Moines to West Des Moines.

The city delayed the project a year after utilities in the area were not in order.

Then the proposed date in September was not met by the contractor.

But finally, 69 days over schedule, three lanes of the Grand Ave. Bridge opened Thursday.

"A lot of issues you know, it kind of was a perfect storm that created the delays," says Christine Hensley from the Des Moines City Council.

You may see a little bit more construction until the end of the year, until all five lanes open up.

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