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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.

    09/22/2017 3:00 PM

  • 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.

    09/22/2017 1:22 PM

  • 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.

    09/20/2017 11:27 AM

  • Mayor’s Downtown ‘Healthiest State Walk’ Scheduled for Wednesday, October 4

    Ames residents are welcome to join Mayor Ann Campbell and members of the Ames City Council at the seventh annual Mayor’s Downtown “Healthiest State Walk” beginning at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. Participants should gather on the plaza in front of the building.

    09/20/2017 9:21 AM

  • Fall Yard Waste Free Days Set

    Yard Waste Free Days will be held on four Saturdays this fall that avoid home Iowa State University football games. The scheduled Saturdays to dispose of leaves free of charge are Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 (includes brush), and Dec. 2, at Chamness Technology, 400 Freel Drive. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    09/18/2017 10:13 AM

  • Town Budget Meeting Set for Oct. 3

    The City of Ames budget process kicks off in the fall with the annual Town Budget Meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

    09/15/2017 10:00 AM

  • South Franklin to Close for West Lincoln Way Intersection Improvements

    Reconstruction of the West Lincoln Way and Franklin Avenue intersection continues this week with the closure of the South Franklin intersection area.

    09/14/2017 5:00 PM

  • West Lincoln Way Widening Project Continues

    The second phase of the street construction project widening a section of West Lincoln Way will begin Monday, Aug. 21, weather permitting. Work will include street widening along the south side of Lincoln Way, west of Franklin Avenue. Construction of this phase is expected to last four to six weeks.

    08/22/2017 11:59 AM

  • West Lincoln Way Widening and Franklin Avenue Signal Project Begins

    Street construction on the West Lincoln Way widening and Franklin Avenue signal project will begin Thursday. The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc., of Ames to widen West Lincoln Way from four lanes to five lanes from South Wilmoth to Marshall Avenues. The project also includes intersection improvements on Franklin Avenue and a new traffic signal.

    07/27/2017 9:22 AM