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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

Monday, February 13, 2012 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

State of Iowa Advises of Street Closures in Advance of Vice President Xi’s Visit to Des Moines

Des Moines, IOWA --- The following streets in Des Moines will be closed from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2012:

  • Grand Avenue, from Pennsylvania Ave. to E. 12th Street.
  • Walnut, from E. 12th Street to E. 7th Street
  • E. 9th (Finkbine), from Grand Avenue to Walnut

Iowa State Troopers will be on hand to direct traffic near these closed streets.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area around the State Capitol to ease their evening drive and reduce congestion. 

Thank you for your patience and help in making the Chinese delegation’s visit to Iowa welcoming.



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