Local Routes 1 and 50 detoured beginning Wednesday, Aug. 22

Because of construction on E 42nd Street in northeast Des Moines, DART Local Route 1 – Fairgrounds and Local Route 50 – Euclid/Douglas Crosstown will be on detour beginning Wednesday, Aug. 22 until later this fall.

DART Local Route 1 – Fairgrounds

During the detour, Local Route 1 will travel:

  • east on Hubbell Ave to NE 43rd Ct.
  • Right (S) on NE 43rd Ct. to E Douglas/NE 38th Ave.
  • Right (E) on E Douglas/NE 38th Ave to E 42nd St.
  • Left (S) on E 42nd St. to regular route

DART Local Route 50 – Euclid/Douglas Crosstown

During the detour, Local Route 50 will travel:

  • northeast on Hubbell Ave to E Douglas Ave
  • Right (E) on E Douglas Ave to E 38th St.
  • Left (N) on E 38th St. to Hubbell and
  • Left (SW) on Hubbell to normal route

Riders who are looking to board Local Route 50 in the area near the detour are asked to go to the temporary stop located at E 38th/E Douglas Avenue. Riders should expect there may be other detours in or near this area due to this construction project.

Transfer options: Local Route 17 to Local Route 50

Riders can catch DART Local 17 – Hubbell Ave/Altoona at bus stop #3564 located at Hubbell Ave and E 42nd Street or bus stop #3846 located at Hubbell Avenue and the Prairie Woods Apartments. They can then transfer to Local Route 50 at bus stop #3961 at Hubbell Avenue and the Hilltop Senior Apartments.

Transfer options: Local Route 50 to Local Route 1 or Local Route 17

During construction, DART riders will still be able to transfer from DART Local Route 50 onto either DART Local Route 1 or 17. To do so, riders should get off of Local Route 50 at its layover location at E 38th St./E Douglas Ave. After they are off the bus, riders will walk approximately 200 feet north to Hubbell Avenue where they will find stops for both Local Route 1 and 17.

Questions? Let us know!

We apologize for any inconvenience this detour causes. As soon as DART is safely able to travel through the impacted area, we will return to our regular routing.

Riders with questions about these detours, or DART’s service, can contact DART Customer Service by calling 515-283-8100 or by emailing dart@ridedart.com.


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