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Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

City of West Des Moines Subarea Model


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Start date: 10/01/03
End date: 03/31/04


Sponsor(s): City of West Des Moines, Iowa

About the research

Abstract: The City of West Des Moines is Iowa?s fastest growing city. The development of Iowa?s largest regional mall (Jordan Creek Town Center) and Wells Fargo?s 10,000+ employee office complex in less than two years created the need for accurate and rapid transportation planning processes. This project integrated the region?s top-down travel demand model with bottom-up traffic impact spreadsheets and geographic information systems to provide the detail and scope required to plan and size transportation facilities ranging from 6+2 lane urban arterials and innovative internal circulation and access to non-traditional freeway interchange and urban intersection designs.