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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Trooper Alex Dinkla
August 9, 2017

Public Information Officer
Cell: (515) 443-6644
Office: (515) 725-6189

2017 Solheim Cup

-- The City of West Des Moines will be hosting the 2017 Solheim Cup at The Des Moines Golf and Country Club from August 14 – 20, 2017. We are expecting more than 175,000 spectators over a seven-day period in the area of West Des Moines and surrounding cities for this Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event.

Officials are warning local residents and commuters to plan accordingly as roads will be closed for this event. One of the most impacted locations will be Jordan Creek Parkway from University Avenue to Lake Drive.  This part of the road will be CLOSED with barricades for the week of the Solheim Cup and drivers will need to find an alternative route to get to their destination. Drivers are encouraged to use the 50th and 60th Street exits or the Grand Prairie Parkway exit to access University Avenue. 

The heaviest traffic days are expected during the morning commute on Friday, August 18th, and Friday/Saturday nights (after 10 PM) when the music concert traffic lets out.  During this event, several departments and officers will be assisting with traffic control.  Please use caution and watch for pedestrians and officers in the area. Traffic signs and arrows will also be used to help direct traffic to different locations throughout the event.  

We look forward to hosting this event in West Des Moines and welcome all of the players and visitors to Iowa! We will work hard and do our best to keep everyone safe and to keep traffic in the area flowing as smooth as possible.  We are asking motorists to drive cautiously, stay patient, and plan accordingly before they travel to the West Des Moines area during this event.

For more information, visit the West Des Moines City website at www.wdm.iowa.gov or the Solheim Cup website at www.solheimcupusa.com.

Media Contact: Trooper Alex Dinkla, Public Information Officer, Iowa State Patrol, (515) 443-6644.

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