Express Route 98 - Ankeny Detour Begins Monday, March 27

Posted on March, 14 2017

Effective Monday, March 27, 2017, DART will detour Express Route 98 – Ankeny because of construction on Oralabor Road. The detour is expected to end in mid-August and will cause the following changes:

  • Bus stops #3086 and #3087, which are located on Oralabor Road near the intersection of Delaware Avenue, will be temporarily closed.

o   Temporary stops will be placed on Delaware Avenue near SE Lorenz Drive, north of the Delaware Marketplace Shopping Center, for passengers that use the stops on Oralabor Road.

  • The temporary stop IDs are #4020 and #4021.
  • Morning trips traveling from downtown Des Moines to DMACC Ankeny Campus Lot L will detour via I-35 North, SE Corporate Woods/NE 66th Avenue exit (westbound), SE Delaware Avenue (northbound), SE Shurfine Drive (westbound), South Ankeny Boulevard (southbound) and SE Oralabor Road (westbound) to regular route.

o   Morning trips will arrive at DMACC Ankeny Campus Lot L four minutes later than the current schedule.

  • Afternoon trips traveling from DMACC Ankeny Campus Lot L and going to downtown Des Moines will detour via SE Oralabor Road (eastbound), South Ankeny Boulevard (northbound), SE Shurfine Drive (eastbound), SE Delaware Avenue (southbound), NE 66th Ave/SE Corporate Woods Drive (eastbound) and I-35 South to regular route.

o   Afternoon trips will leave DMACC Ankeny Campus Lot L four minutes earlier than currently scheduled.

Anyone with questions or concerns about this Service Change should contact DART Customer Service at or 515-283-8100.

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