Two Des Moines roads are slated for $1 million makeovers for pedestrian and accessibility improvements including crossing signals and curb ramps.

The Des Moines City Council on Monday voted to find contractors and order construction on the improvements of East University Avenue from East 14th Street to East 17th Court and Aurora Avenue between Beaver Avenue and Merle Hay Road. The projects are estimated to cost $1.3 million and $1.1 million, respectively, according to council communications memos.

Convert the street from a four to three lanes — one lane each direction and a middle turn lane.Improve sidewalk curb ramps at intersections along the corridor to meet Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.Install new school flashing lights.Reconstruct the medians at the intersection of East University Avenue and East 14th Street to resolve conflicts with existing crosswalks.

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