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Beginning on Monday, August 15th at 7:00 am, Dallas County will be replacing culverts at various locations along R30. R30 will be closed from 190th St to HWY 44. The project is anticipated to last nine weeks, depending on weather. The project consists of removal and replacement of multiple culverts along the route. The road will be fully closed at the location construction crews are working, but access will be maintained for property owners within the project limits during construction. A signed detour will be maintained on Hwy 44 West to R22 North to F31 and East to R30. The road will reopen on Friday, October 14th at 5:00 pm, weather dependent.



Starting 7 am on Monday, August 15th, HWY 44 will be down to one lane just west of the Dallas Center-Grimes High School entrance. There will be temporary signals in place during this project, which is expected to be completed by 4pm on Friday, August 19th. Thank you for your patience as the DOT completes this project.


Wallace Farm Update

Crews are continuing to clean up the site. Phase 1 of the project will turn Wallace Farm into a large park with green space for City events. Preservation is an important part of the project. The goal was to recover as much as possible, but unfortunately, parts of the buildings were beyond saving. However, the City was able to recover several parts of the structures that will be repurposed and used in different ways in future phases of the park. Repurposing these items in future buildings and shelters will help us honor this farm and our town’s history. These items are currently being kept safely in storage. As we announce future phases of the park, we’ll also announce how exactly these items will be used.


Lane & Trail Closure

NE Gateway Dr will be down to one lane at the intersection of NE 10th St for about the next two weeks. This will also close a portion of the trail along NE Gateway Dr. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!


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  • August 23rd — City Council Meeting
  • August 24th — Parks and Recreation Board Meeting
  • September 1st — Public Health and Safety Advisory Board
  • September 6th — Planning & Zoning Meeting


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