This page will provide project updates and important milestones for the Grand Avenue Extension Project. Additionally, throughout the project, there will be phases that require public review and comment periods. This page will share information and also provide an electronic feedback form that will be automatically emailed to Public Works staff. Thanks for visiting the Grand Avenue page and please check back frequently for project updates.

Grand Avenue Extension Phase I (Lincoln Way to Squaw Creek Drive) Complete

Grand Avenue Extension Phase II (S. 16th Street North 400 feet) Complete

Grand Avenue Extension Phase III (Squaw Creek Drive  to S. 16th Street): In Progress
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Environmental Assessment (divided to reduce document size) Section 1, Section 2, Section 3
A hard copy of the Environmental Assessment is also available at the Ames Public Library and Ames City Hall, Public Works Department. The Public Hearing for the Environmental Assessment was held on February 9, 2017 at the Ames Public Library.

Federal Highway Administration - Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI)
View the Signed FONSI.
The Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) has been completed and signed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FONSI is based upon the Environmental Assessment completed for the Grand Avenue Extension Project and has been independently evaluated by FHWA and determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues, and impacts of the proposed project and appropriate mitigation measures.

Phase III: S. Grand Avenue Extension Public Open House (Extension of S. Fifth Street from S. Grand Ave to S.Duff Ave)

The third phase of the S. Grand Avenue Extension street construction project is underway. Staff is working with hired consultant, Shive- Hattery and WHKS, to acquire the land needed to construct the road. An open house is planned for November 14, 2017 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Ames City Hall. Citizens will be able to provide feedback on the S. Grand Extension preferred alignment as well as the Vet Med Shared Use Path beginning at S. Grand Avenue and continuing through ISU Research Park via the Veterinary Medicine School.

View the Vet Med Trail Design Alternatives Survey


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