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SR 516/Barnes Creek fish passage

Project overview

At just 2 feet in diameter and built from clay, the culvert that carries Barnes Creek under SR 516 near Des Moines is a barrier for fish trying to swim upstream and is in danger of failing. This project will replace the small clay culvert with a new structure that is 20 feet wide and 9 feet tall, allowing fish and other wildlife to move freely up and down the creek.

Project status
4.81 Million

What to expect

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023. To complete the work, SR 516 will be closed around the clock for nine days when the culvert is installed in summer 2023. The closure dates are not known at this time.  

In 2020, approximately 9,200 daily trips were made by vehicles on this stretch of SR 516.