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  • Final Street Construction Step to begin Tuesday on Clark Avenue

    The last step of the Clark Avenue street reconstruction will begin Tuesday, Sept. 26, and last approximately two days. Clark Avenue will be closed from Lincoln Way to Main Street. The intersection of Main Street and Clark Avenue will remain open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Sidewalk access to businesses along the west side of Clark Avenue will be maintained at all times.

  • Project Open House Planned For Pavement Improvements on 13th Street

    The City of Ames has contracted with Stanley Consultants, of Des Moines, to design improvement plans for 13th Street from Ridgewood Avenue to Harding Avenue. This project will include pavement improvements from the Union Pacific Railroad crossing to Harding Avenue, construction of a shared use path from Ridgewood Avenue to Northwestern Avenue, drainage improvements, and improvements to the water main along 13th Street. This project, named the 2017/18 Arterial Street Pavement Improvements, will be constructed during spring and summer 2018, weather dependent.

  • CAPER Available for Public Review

    The 2016-17 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for a 15-day public comment period that will end on Thursday, Oct. 5. The CAPER is a document required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide Ames citizens information on the City of Ames’ achievements during the past year using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the program year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.