An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, vehicles are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing.

Railroad Avenue Gateway FeaturesIMG_0990 (2)

Created by Michael Lanning/Shive Hattery Inc.; Des Moines, IA

These four artistic panels welcome people as they drive into the Valley Junction historic district along Railroad Avenue. One side of each panel displays historically accurate photo from Valley Junction, while the other side offers a somewhat literal representation of the area's railroad history. The architectural design reflects elements common to railroads.