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Last Updated: October 16, 2017
- South Second Street, from Oak Avenue to Maple Avenue, will close on Monday, June 19, for curb and gutter work, as well as driveway approach replacement. South Second Street will reopen in approximately one week, weather permitting.The City has contracted with Manatt’s to complete these street improvements.After one week, it is anticipated the street will reopen. It will close again at a later date to complete asphalt work. Those in the area may notice utility flags as the underground utilities are located prior to beginning the project. For safety reasons, please keep children and pets away from the construction zone.
UPDATE: Concrete work continues along South 2nd (near South Hazel). Once work is complete, crews will move to South Maple. At this time, notices will be provided as the street will be closed for construction, will take approximately 1-2 weeks.
Downtown street paving will be done this year. To avoid disruptions to downtown special events, construction will begin in mid-July, and expected to be completed by the end of August.
Reconstruction of Clark Avenue from Lincoln Way to the railroad tracks will be the 2nd phase of this project.The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc. for Clark Avenue improvements, which include new street pavement, as well as sidewalk, pedestrian ramps, and underground utilities improvements. This is the second phase of this project. The first phase, which was completed last fall, covered Clark Avenue from the railroad tracks north to Main Street.Caution should be exercised when traveling near a construction area. As with all paving operations, saw cutting of joints in newly poured pavement is critical and it may be disruptive beyond normal work hours.
UPDATE: Street is open to traffic, however, due to product availability, the contractor will return to project to finish pavement markings north of the railroad tracks before the end of the season. The minor work that will be done will not impact traffic.Project Contact: Mark Gansen, Civil Engineer, 515-239-5291
2016/17 Asphalt Street Pavement Improvements & 2016/17 Water System Improvements Program #2 - Water Main Replacement
The City of Ames has contracted with Manatt's, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for asphalt pavement improvements along Northwood Drive (Duff Avenue to the west), Thompson Drive (Kellogg Avenue to the north circle), Trail Ridge Road (Westbrook Drive to the north circle), Trail Ridge Circle, and Idaho Avenue (Ontario St. to the north circle). The project will also include water main work along Northwood Drive, Trail Ridge Road, Trail Ridge Circle, and Westbrook Drive (Hickory Drive to North Dakota Avenue). The pavement improvements will generally involve complete removal and reconstruction of the pavement with improvements to the curb and gutter.
Northwood: Water Main work is done, paving will continue along Northwood, west of Thompson. Once the paving is completed at Northwood, paving will then move to Northwood Drive east of Thompson Drive and Thompson Drive south of Northwood.
Idaho Avenue: Idaho is finished, seeding will occur as weather allows.
Trailridge:Work continues for water service transfers, work will begin in the next 2 weeks on concrete curb and gutter improvements. Street reconstruction will follow concrete work.
Water Main work has started along Westbrook, duration will be 1-2 weeks. Work will move to Trailridge following completion.
- Idaho Avenue: Site has been cleaned up and work will begin in about two weeks.
The contractor, Manatt's, is still working to avoid major work during the end of July/beginning of August to help ease any interruptions with students moving in and out of locations.
Scott Miller, City of Ames, 515-203-0793
Andy Argotsinger, Manatt's Inc., 515-460-0444
The City of Ames has contracted with Manatt's, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for street improvements along S. 3rd / 4th Street from Squaw Creek east to S. Duff Avenue. The project will include pavement reconstruction and resurfacing, intake repair and replacement, repairs to the sanitary sewer system, and improvements to the adjacent sidewalks and trails.
UPDATE: Street is open to traffic, minor items are still being worked on to complete the project.
Mark Gansen, City of Ames, 515-239-5291
Brad Schwiebert, Manatt's Inc., 515-290-0087
2016/17 Water System Improvements Program #1 - Water Service Transfer (8th Street, Hayward Avenue, Little Street)
The City of Ames has contracted with Ames Trenching of Ames, Iowa for water system improvements and water service transfers along 8th Street (Northwestern Avenue to Duff Avenue), Hayward Avenue (Knapp Street to Storm Street), and Little Street (Hayward Avenue to Welch Avenue). In addition to the water main work, the project will also include street patching and replacement of portions of sidewalk.
UPDATE: Project is almost complete, a small portion of work will be continued later in the season to reduce conflicts with Iowa State University Operations.
Jesus Campa, City of Ames, 515-203-0797
Scott Miller, City of Ames, 515-203-0793
Bill Fedeler, Ames Trenching, 515-231-0316
Starting Date: Due to pending weather Manatt's has postponed construction until Monday October 9th, 2019
The City of Ames has contracted with Manatts Inc. to do street improvements in the area. This work will involve milling the existing road and placing a base and surface layer of asphalt.
E. 14th Street will be closed from Duff Avenue to the west side of Maxwell Avenue.
Please see the attached map for more information on the limits of the closure. The anticipated duration for the road closure is 7-10 days.
Action Required by Residents: All are encouraged to take note of this construction activity in the area and allow extra travel time as delays may occur. Residents in the indicated project location on the back of this sheet will be asked to utilize legal on-street parking, outside the project area, during the closure. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through the construction area.
As with all paving operations, saw cutting of joints in newly poured pavement is critical and it may be disruptive beyond normal work hours.
For safety reasons, please keep children and pets away from the construction zone
Contractor: Manatts, Inc., 515.233.2005
Project Manager: Brad, 515.290.0087
Project Observer: Jim, 515.203.0795 or Scott, 515.203.6805
Project Engineer: Mark, 515.239.5291
The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for the construction of a shared use path along the south side of Oakwood Road (Christofferson Park to State Avenue) and Cedar Lane (Oakwood Road to Suncrest Drive).
Click here for a map showing the project limits
UPDATE: Oakwood Trail is open, some site restoration is still ongoing.
Jim Gammon, City of Ames, 515-203-0795
Doug Waite, Con-Struct, Inc., 515-203-6839
Starting Date: Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, October 18.
Description of Work Activities: The City of Ames has contracted with Manatt’s Inc. of Ames, IA to do street improvements in your area. This involves closing S. Maple just South of S. 2nd to Lincoln Way. The work includes curb and gutter along with new driveway approaches and full depth removal. You may notice utility flags as the underground utilities are located prior to construction commencing.
Anticipated Duration: Anticipated overall project duration is 2-3 weeks.
Action Required by Residents: Starting at 7 am on Wednesday, residents will need to utilize legal on street parking in the area. S. 2nd Street will be open for parking at this time.All are encouraged to take note of this construction activity in the area and allow extra travel time as delays may occur. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through the construction area.
As with all paving operations, saw cutting of joints in newly poured pavement is critical and it may be disruptive beyond normal work hours. For safety reasons, please keep children and pets away from the construction zone.
Televising is looking for areas that need to be repaired before the lining. Crews will be in the Campustown area until end of June.
- South Campustown will be down to one late but also patch work will be scattered throughout West Ames (5-6 locations)
- Lincoln Way in Campustown (Hyland to Beach) will be cleaning/televising at night.
- One lane east bound closure, Hyland and Ash on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 & 22, 2017.
UPDATE: Beginning Sunday night there will be lining of sanitary sewers by the City's contractor Hydro-Klean in the areas noted below. The work is taking place overnight and will involve some temporary lane closures to allow room for equipment to perform the work. We are looking primarily at lane closures between around 7 PM to 5 AM. There should be at least one lane of traffic at all times in each direction, however there may be times of limited turns onto or off of some of these streets due to equipment in the area. Affected properties have been notified. The general work locations are as follows:Sunday Night (9/24 into 9/25) Hyland between West and Lincoln WayMonday Night (9/25 into 9/26) Lincoln Way (Sheldon to Hayward) and Ash (Lincoln Way to Gable)Tuesday Night (9/26 into 9/27) Lincoln Way (Hyland to Sheldon) and Lincoln Way (Lynn to Ash)Wednesday Night (9/27 into 9/28) Sheldon (West to Lincoln Way)
Construction on a new raised median and traffic signal on South Duff Avenue will begin on Monday, May 8, and continue for at least three weeks. While two-way traffic will be maintained through this phase, motorists should be aware that traffic will be funneled to one outside lane in each direction. The reduced lanes will stretch from the north end of the Squaw Creek Bridge to South Fifth Street. There will be no left turns allowed.
The South Duff Avenue improvements include a raised median between South Fifth Street and Squaw Creek Bridge, a new traffic signal approximately one-eighth mile south of South Fifth Street, and improvements to nearby driveways. Shared used path access will be maintained during this phase of the project, although access may be restricted in future phases.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate travel routes during this project as delays should be expected during the construction.
The South Duff Avenue project is part of the 2016/17 U.S. 69 Improvements Program. The installation of the raised median and traffic signal are expected to increase safety, reduce collisions, and improve travel flow.UPDATE: The new South Duff Avenue traffic signal, located near the Sprint Store and Walmart Supercenter, 534 S. Duff Ave., will be activated on Tuesday, October 3. The new signal is part of a Public Works improvement program along South Duff Avenue that includes improvements to driveways, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks from the Squaw Creek Bridge north to South Fifth Street. Improvements also include a new entrance into the Walmart business area with left turn lanes and a signal.The Ames Traffic Division will be monitoring the signal timing and making adjustments as necessary to maintain the flow of traffic as the new signal and left turn lanes are introduced.
Street construction on the West Lincoln Way widening and Franklin Avenue signal project will begin Thursday, July 27, 2017. 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.Project construction will follow a phased approach starting on the south outside lane of West Lincoln Way to widen the stretch of road between Franklin and South Wilmoth Avenues. The second phase of the project will commence following completion of the first phase, approximately mid-August. Work will continue to widen West Lincoln Way on the south side, west of Franklin Avenue. The third phase of the project will include work at the intersection and northbound approach of West Lincoln Way and Franklin Avenue. This phase will also include modifications to the traffic signal. Once work on the south side of West Lincoln Way is complete, similar work will be completed on the north side of West Lincoln Way using a phased approach.The staging plan was designed to minimize impacts to property owner access. Those traveling in the area will notice the outside lane for eastbound Lincoln Way traffic will be closed during the first phases of the project. Two lanes for westbound Lincoln Way traffic will remain open. During this time, the north outside lane will close and there will be two lanes open for eastbound traffic.
UPDATE: Work has moved to the North side of Lincoln Way, project is anticipated to continue for 6-8 weeks.
Contractor: Con-Struct, 515. 232.6443
Project Manager: Doug Waite, 515.203.6839
Project Observer: Jim, 515.203.0795 or Scott, 515.203.6805
Project Engineer: Damion, 515.239.5160