Neal Hawkinshawkins@iastate.edu email >
Associate Director, InTrans
About the research
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.