Storm Water Erosion Control Project Begins along South Skunk River
A project to stabilize the banks of South Skunk River from Carr Park to Homewood Golf Course began recently. Additional project improvements include reconstruction of parts of the South Skunk River shared use path, some tree removal, improved drainage, and slope stabilization. The City has contracted with On Track Construction, of Nevada, to complete the work. The project is anticipated to require three to six months to complete depending on weather conditions.
The South Skunk River Trail from north of Carr Park to the Inis Grove stairs will be closed throughout construction. Parking at Carr Park and pedestrian access to the Carr Park sand volleyball courts will be maintained throughout the project. Construction equipment will be crossing the river frequently and may impact trails at East River Valley Park. Park and trail users should use caution. Temporary trail closure signs will be posted when work is being performed.
For more information, contact McKinlee Ritter, Ames Public Works Department, at 515.239.5160. For general construction updates, please go to www.cityofames.org/construction or follow the City of Ames on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.