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  • South Riverside Drive to Close on Monday

    South Riverside Drive will close on Monday, July 6, as work begins on the reconstruction and new concrete street paving.

  • Power Plant, Resource Recovery Shutdown Planned; Request Help Reducing Garbage to Landfill

    From Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 17, the Ames Power Plant will shut down for planned maintenance. During this time, the Ames Resource Recovery Plant, 110 Center Ave., will be unable to process garbage into refuse derived fuel.

  • Munn Woods Sewer Rehab Project Continues

    The next phase of the Munn Woods Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project will begin today, June 29. This project involves repair of deficient sanitary sewer and deteriorated manholes. The goal of these repairs is to fix aging infrastructure and reduce sanitary sewer backups in the area.

  • Independence Day Holiday Closings

    City Hall and most City departments and divisions will be closed on Friday, July 3, in recognition of Independence Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

  • City Buildings to Reopen July 1

    After being closed to the public since March 20, City buildings will begin reopening on Wednesday, July 1, including City Hall and the Ames Public Library. City utility buildings such as the Ames Water Plant remain closed to the public.

  • Mosquito Fogging Schedule Set; Program Begins Next Week

    Mosquito fogging in City parks will begin the week of June 22, and continue until the end of September or when mosquito population thresholds are no longer exceeded. Ames residents who are planning an event may call the Parks and Recreation Department and request that a specific park be fogged.

  • Welch Avenue Reconstruction Continues; Stage 3 Begins Thursday

    The third stage of the reconstruction and redesign of Welch Avenue, from Lincoln Way to Chamberlain Street, will begin on Thursday, June 18, with pavement removal and underground utility improvements extending south on Welch Avenue from Lincoln Way to the middle of the CVS/Kingland driveway.

  • Restrooms to Reopen in City Parks

    Ames Parks and Recreation Department announced today that restrooms in city parks will reopen on Monday, June 15.