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  • Public Input Sought on New Playground at Daley Park

    Daley Park users are encouraged to attend a public input session showcasing options for a new playground structure at the park, which is located at 340 Wilder Blvd in west Ames.

    07/22/2016 4:00 PM

  • Safety Improvements Planned for Welch Avenue

    A pilot project to make Welch Avenue south of Lincoln Way safer for pedestrians and bicyclists will begin on Monday, July 25, when parking spaces along the east side of the street will close and the sidewalk will be extended into the street.

    07/22/2016 1:48 PM

  • National Night Out Celebrates Community

    The Ames Police Department invites residents to celebrate community crime prevention efforts at National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Bandshell Park, 125 E. Fifth St. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

    07/20/2016 10:30 AM

  • Section of Mortensen Parkway to Close for Storm Sewer Improvements

    Mortensen Parkway, from University Avenue to Beach Avenue, will close starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, for storm sewer intake rehabilitation. There will be no vehicle, bicycle, or pedestrian access through the construction zone. The project is anticipated to last three weeks.

    07/19/2016 1:00 PM

  • Rummage RAMPage Set for July 29 – Aug. 2

    The City of Ames, in partnership with the ISU Office of Sustainability, is hosting “Rummage RAMPage,” a community sale designed to keep reusable items – often left on the curb during the annual move out and lease changeovers – out of the landfill.

    07/19/2016 10:00 AM

  • Access to Brookside Park Switches to East Side

    The Sixth Street Bridge replacement project is nearing completion. The final stage of the project includes street improvements to Sixth Street just west of the bridge. While street improvements are completed, the Sixth Street intersection with University Boulevard will be closed on Tuesday, July 19, and no vehicles will be allowed to enter. Access to Brookside Park will be maintained by accessing the parking lot on Sixth Street from the east.

    07/15/2016 3:20 PM

  • Street Repairs Planned on Dotson Drive

    Dotson Drive, from the Wells Fargo Bank exit to 212 Dotson Drive, will close for 12 to 16 days for street improvements beginning on Wednesday, July 20.

    07/15/2016 3:00 PM

  • Street Construction Continues on Friley Road

    Friley Road from Beach Avenue west to mid-block will close for four to five weeks for pavement removal and replacement beginning Tuesday, July 5. The City of Ames has contracted with Manatt’s, Inc. for street improvements including pavement removal and replacement, as well as storm and sanitary sewer improvements.

    07/01/2016 10:55 AM

  • Skate Park Renovations to Begin July 11

    Planned improvements to the Ames Skate Park, including surface repairs and the addition of new features, is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 11. To ensure user safety, the Skate Park will close during the renovation. The renovation project is expected to take four to six weeks, weather dependent. Once the project is completed, the Skate Park will be reopened to users. The Skate Park is located at 1330 Sixth St., adjacent to Brookside Park.

    06/28/2016 10:30 AM

  • Iowa DOT Plans Grand Avenue Street Improvements

    The Iowa Department of Transportation has resurfacing work planned along Grand Avenue/U.S. 69 beginning on Monday, June 20, and continuing for six weeks. The hot-mix asphalt resurfacing project will require lane closures from north of 16th Street to 28th Street. The work is schedule to continue through Friday, July 29, weather permitting. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

    06/16/2016 9:00 AM

  • Mosquito Fogging to Begin June 15

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin Wednesday, June 15, and will continue into September. Larvaciding efforts have already started. Ames residents who are planning large events may call the Parks and Recreation Department and request that a specific park be fogged before their event.

    06/14/2016 11:00 AM

  • Street Improvements Planned for N. 2nd Street

    North Second Street, from North Riverside Drive to North Hazel Avenue, will be closed beginning on Thursday, June 9, for street improvements. This phase of construction is anticipated to take eight to 10 weeks depending on weather conditions.

    06/03/2016 11:00 AM

  • Street Painting to Begin Monday, May 9

    To counter the wear and tear of winter, City of Ames traffic crews will begin re-striping streets; painting curbs, crosswalks, stop bars, and symbols; and refreshing parking lot lines on Monday, May 9.

    05/05/2016 9:30 AM