City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Campustown Utility and Mobility Improvement Project

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The Campustown Utility and Mobility Improvement Project will be constructed in two phases and will replace water main, storm and sanitary sewers, and reconstruct the sidewalk and street. Street lights will be updated and replaced. Additionally, trees and storm water quality features will be added to Welch Avenue (Lincoln Way to Chamberlain).

  • 2019: Utility Replacement on Lincoln Way (Hayward Ave to Welch Avenue). Work crews will replace water mains, storm and sanitary sewers
  • 2019 Street and Sidewalk Reconstruction Design

  • 2020: Utility Replacement on Welch Ave (Lincoln Way to Knapp Street). Work crews will replace water mains, storm and sanitary sewers
  • 2020: Street and Sidewalk Reconstruction on Welch Ave (Lincoln Way to Chamberlain Ave). In conjunction with utility replacement, work crews will reconstruct the pavement including sidewalks and streets. Street Lights will be replaced and trees and water quality features will be added

Welch Avenue Design

The City is working with WHKS, Inc. of Ames, Iowa to design the cross section that includes two bike lanes on Welch Avenue. (see below) Several concepts were developed by the Public Works Engineering staff in collaboration with the Community Regional Planning student group. The cross section concepts were provided to the public for voting via an online survey and various events including Welcome Fest and Public Open Houses and results given to the Ames City Council for final selection.

    Welch Ave-4B Bike Lanes

City Staff Contact: Hafiz Ibrahim, (515) 239-5245

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