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Last Updated: November 14, 2018
2017 Construction Projects that were completed and seeded in Fall of 2017 will be watered in Spring of 2018.
Project: Street Reconstruction of Dawes Drive (Top-o-hollow to Calhoun Park), construction of new PCC roadway, addition of new PCC shared-use path from Top-O-Hollow road to Ada Hayden trail, drainage improvements, and box culvert repair.
Anticipated Start Date: May 21, 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: November 5, 2018
Updates: 11.08.18 Work crews finished working on the Shared Use Path on the west side of Dawes. Work will continue on the east side shared use path.
(11.05.18) Depending on weather, work crews may start work on Adams Street north to Highway 69 to repairing existing storm pipe.
(10.25.18) Work crews have completed the road paving. Work crews will start working on the shared use path on the east and west side of the road.
(10.18.18) Work crews are working on driveways on west side of Dawes. Work crews anticipate working on the shared use path from Adams to Top-O-Hollow. Crews will finish a small section of paving on Top-O-Hollow next week.
(10.4.18) Work crews are paving the intersection of Adams and Dawes this week. Crews anticipate installing a water main valve early next week.
(9.27.18) Storm sewer is complete. Work crews are working on grading and beginning pavement installation. Crews anticipate paving this week, but work will be weather dependent.
(9-21-18) Work crews have finished storm sewer installation, driveway pipe installation, grading the shared use path, and removing the exisiting pavement from Adams to Top-O-Hollow. Crews plan to continue grading the roadway bed and plan to place gravel in the near future.
(9-12-18) Work crews are relocating utilities and doing minor work. Crews anticipate starting work on the share use path next week, weather dependent.
8-15-18: The first phase of work on the northern portion (Adams to Calhoun Park) is complete. Work crews plan to begin next phase of project (Top-o-Hollow to Adams) the first week of September.
(8-6-2018): Storm water intakes have been installed. The north and south retaining wall have been installed, crews will backfill the retaining walls with gravel and dirt.
(7-27-18) All driveways are restored from Adams to Calhoun Park. The northern retaining wall has been complete. Crews will begin work on the south retaining wall.
(7-19-18) The Shared Use Path will be paved from Adams to Ada Hayden Park. Crews will begin work on restoring driveways and paving this week. Work Crews will also start work on retaining walls between Adams and Calhoun Park. There will also be some spot repair on the box culvert.
(7-5-18) Work Crews are currently grading the work area from Adams to Calhoun Park. Proof Roll tesing will take place July 5, 2018 and placing of gravel will begin after the successful completion of the test.
(6-28-18) Work Crews have completed drainage improvements from Adams to Calhoun Park. Next week, the crews will start grading and paving, weather dependent.
(6-14-18) Pavement has been removed from Adams to Calhoun Park. The crews will begin drainage improvements within the northern section. The shared use path from Ada Hayden to Dawes is complete.
(6-7-18) City of Ames Electric Department will be relocating power poles.
(5-31-18) Work crews began construction on the shared use path from Adams Street to Calhoun Park on May 29, 2018.
(5-17-2018) Project will move forward with replacement of existing Sanitary Sewer manhole. Please see the attached Notice of Construction for additional information.
(5/10/2018): Work will start week of May 14th. Crews will be relocating power poles on Dawes Drive and will require 3-4 weeks to complete.
Contractor: Con-Struct, Inc., 515-232-6443
Project Manager: Doug Waite: 515-203-6839
Project Observer: Scott: 515-203-0799
Project Engineer: Hafiz; 515-239-5245
2007-08 Shared Use Path Expansion (Bloomington to Ada Hayden)
Updates: (11.08.18) Due to weather conditions, work on the site has been stalled. Work is currently delayed and will resume in the spring.
(10.25.18) Work continues on the retaining wall. Work crews anticipate another 4 weeks of work to complete the shared use path extension, depending on weather conditions.
(10.4.18) Grading work is substantially complete-work on the retaining wall will occur next week, weather dependent.
Anticipated Completion date: Spring 2019
Construction projects that were seeded in Fall 2017 are currently being watered and monitored to encourage seed growth.
- Start Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Description of Work: Major street improvement work to South Duff Avenue, from Jewel Drive to Ken Maril Road, will begin at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, weather permitting. This section of South Duff Avenue/U.S. 69 will be closed through Thursday, Aug. 30, and all motorists will be required to follow the marked detour. Neighborhood traffic will use Crystal Street for access to South Duff Avenue. The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct, Inc. to widen this portion of South Duff Avenue to three lanes, construct a shared use path from Ken Maril Road to Kitty Hawk Drive, and install a traffic signal at Crystal Street. The construction will be completed in three phases. The first phase is a full closure of South Duff Avenue to complete the pavement overlay. Those in the area may notice utility flags as the underground utilities are located prior to construction commencing. After South Duff Avenue reopens, construction activities will continue adjacent to the street. The traffic light installation will be in one of the later phases. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by early spring 2019. (Copy of Press Release along with Detour Map)
Project Updates: 11.08.18 Paving continues for shared use paths and driveways towards the north end of the project. Work crews anticipate removing traffic control and opening all lanes in the next 1-2 weeks, weather dependent. Lower temperatures stall work progress.
(10.25.18)Paving is substantially complete along S. Duff, work on driveways and shared use path will continue. Work crews will begin work on the new traffic signal at Crystal Street next week.
(10.17.18) Final S. Duff paving is anticipated for next week with driveway, trail, and grading work to follow.
(10.4.18) The paving and trail improvements will start at Ken Maril Road and will extend north with several phases.
(9.27.18) Paving work continues along the west side of S. Duff. Pedestrian improvements will be made on the east side of S. Duff. Work crews will begin working on the construction of driveways.
(9.21.18) Paving operations continue along the west side of US HWY 69. Trail construction along the west side of US HWY 69 will begin next week. Motorists should use cation when traveling through the construction zone.
( 8.23.18) Work crews will begin paving the road between Ken Maril to Jewel on August 23. S. Duff is on schedule to reopen to traffic on Friday, August 31.
(8.15.18) Work continues on grading shoulders and completing storm sewer improvements. Work crews anticipate paving the week of August 20th, weather dependent.
(8.1.18) Traffic control is in place limiting movements on S. Duff/US 69 Highway. Crews are working to install storm sewer from Ken Maril moving north.Contact Information:
Project Engineer: Mark Gansen, 515-239-5291 or email@example.com
Start Date: Weather permitting, Monday, June 25, 2018
Description of Work: The work will involve removing the existing street pavement and replacing the street with 8 inches of new concrete. Other upgrades during construction will include the installation of a new 8-inch water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer updates and replacements along with sidewalk ramp updates to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. Sidewalk detours will be posted. The construction will be completed in two phases. During the active phase of construction, residents may no longer have access to their driveway. Please see the phasing map below under "Notice of Construction"
Anticipated Duration: Anticipated overall phase duration is 6-8 weeks for each phase of construction.
UPDATES: 11.08.18 13th Street is open to traffic. Minor work continues.
11.02.18 Work crews anticipate opening the roadway middle to end of next week. Crews will paint traffic lanes and place minor utility items this week. Work crews are expected to seed the area this Fall.
10.25.18 Crews finished paving the main stretch of 13th street on 10/24/18. Crews have transitioned to paving intersection tie-ins, driveways, and sidewalk ramps.
10.18.18 Crews have finished paving one half of the last phase (Curtiss to Harding), work crews anticipate completing pavement for the last phase early next week. Crews will move into intersection work and driveways.
10.4.18 Contract has been delayed due to numerous wet days-crews are finishing storm sewer installation and anticipate grading for the pavement soon.
9.27.18 Weather has provided for some work delays, work crews are working on storm sewer upgrades this week.
9.21.18 Work crews are installing storm sewer upgrades on phase 2 of the project. Weather has presented some challenges and delays to this project this week.
9.12.18 Crews are finishing water main testing and will be working on storm sewer improvements
9.6.18 Water main has been installed on phase 2 and crews will begin water testing. Crews will start work on the sanitary sewer and storm water improvements.
8. 30.18 Crews are working to readily finish Phase 1 from Ridgewood to Curtiss Ave. Weather has caused some delays in finishing the first phase, but crews anticipate the opening of Phase 1 (Ridgewood to Curtiss) by September 7th. Work crews are installing water main on phase 2 (Curtiss Ave to Harding Ave).
(8.23.18) Work crews have started pavement removal for phase 2 of the project and will begin the water main installation. Work crews anticipate the first phase of the project (Ridgewood to Curtiss Ave) to be open to traffic by end of August.
(8.15.18) Work crews are preparing to pave the Ridgewood to Curtiss portin of the project. Work crews plan to start the second phase of the project the week of August 20th.
(8.06.18) Crews have finished installing the storm sewer from Curtiss Ave to Ridgewood Ave. Work crews will start grading from Curtiss to Ridgewood Ave in anticipation of paving this week. Weather Dependent.
(7-27-18) The Water main has been installed from Ridgewood Avenue to Curtiss Avenue. Crews will be installing storm sewer in this section.
7-19-18) Work Crews are finishing the water main installation from Ridgewood Avenue to Curtiss Avenue. Crews will start grading the road area between Ridgwood and Curtiss.
7-5-18) Work Crews installed the water main under the railroad and are continuing to work on water main installation and sanitary sewer lines.
(6-28-18) Work Crews began work on the first phase of the project, on 13th Street between the railroad and Curtiss Avenue. Crews have removed the street to replace the water main.
Contractor: Con-Struct, Inc., 515-232-6443
Project Manager: Doug, 515-203-6839
Project Observer: Scott Miller, 515-203-0793
Project Engineer: Matt Sullivan, 515-239-5277
Starting Date: Weather Permitting, Manatts will begin construction on April 23, 2018 on Tyler Avenue, after storm sewer work is completed on Tyler Avenue. Manatts will start on storm sewer repairs on Pierce Avenue and Pierce Circle
Intake reconstruction and sport curb and gutter repair will being along Tyler Avenue. This is the first phase of reconstruction of the road. Following the intake, curb, and gutter work, the street is scheduled to be resurfaced. Another notice will be given prior to pavement removal work.
Anticipated Duration: The contractor is anticipating having the project completed by August 31, 2018. Construction in your vicinity may not extend for this entire period.
Update: 11.08.18 Site has been seeded and mulched. Project is considered complete.
(11.02.18) Crews are on site seeding the area this week for site restoration.
(9.12.18) The construction is complete, the area will be seed September 25th contract approval.
(9.6.2018): Work crews are finishing minor work on the project area.
(8.30.18): Crews installed final surface of asphalt. Work crews are now in process of adjusting manholes to the new pavement surface.
(8.23.18) Work Crews are installing the asphalt base from Pierce Circle to Hayes. Work crews anticipate completing the asphalt installation on Monday, August 27 (weather dependent). Grass seeding will restore project area in mid-September.
(8.15.18) Work crews are starting pavement removal from Pierce to Circle to Hayes.
(8.06.18) Crews are planning to install asphalt from Pierce Circle north to Johnson Street, Monday, August 6th. (Weather dependent).
(7-27-18) Crews have started working on Pierce Circle north to Johnson Street, they will be removing and replacing asphalt. Crews are expecting to have this portion completed in 7-10 days.
(7-26-18) Starting on Friday, July 27, 2018, Manatts will begin removing the existing pavement and replacing the road surface on the stretch of Pierce Avenue from Pierce Circle inclusive, north to Johnson Street. After the pavement is removed they will proceed to grade the road and finish placing a new asphalt street. Manatts believes they will have these work activities done within 7-10 days from July 27, 2018. After the final pavement surface is placed residents are free to use the street and driveways again. During this phase, residents will be denied access to driveways and the street. Residents will need to find alternative places to park during this construction process. (Notice of Construction)
(6-28-18) Work Crews plan to begin work on Pierce Avenue and Pierce Circle after the 4th of July holiday.
(6-14-18) Asphalt is complete on Tyler Avenue. Seeding will be done in the Fall of 2018 once the project is complete.
(6-8-18) Crews are currently working to pave asphalt on Tyler Avenue.
(5-31-18) Manatts will be making sanitary sewer repairs on Pierce Circle. The repair location is in the middle of the street, approximately 150 feet from the intersection of Pierce Avenue and Pierce Circle. Manatts will have to close the road during the repair. They anticipate traffic will NOT be able to get through. Manatts and the City of Ames is encouraging residents on Pierce Circle to park their cars at an alternate location on the evening of June 4th. Notice of Construction and Map
(5-29-18) Sanitary Manhole Replacement to start on Thursday May 31, 2018, the road closure will start early Thursday morning and should be finished by the end of the day on May 31, 2018. Will be replacing the sanitary manhole located near the driveway of 2516 Pierce. The manhole is considered fairly deep and it's located near the center of the street. These conditions will require Manatts to close the road at this location during replacement. Notice of Construction and Map
(5-17-18) Crews are still working on curb and gutter and also storm sewer repairs on Pierce Avenue
(5-3-18) Crews have moved to Pierce Avenue to start on storm sewer, curb, and gutter replacement. Due to the heavy rain there have been delays.
(4-26-18) Crews are doing minor repairs to the storm sewer on Tyler Avenue. The week of April 30 the crews will be moving to Pierce Avenue.
(4-19-18): Manatts will start on Tyler Avenue for storm sewer improvements.
Contractor: Manatts, 515-233-2005
Project Manager: Brad, Manatts, 515-290-0087
Project Observer: Scott Miller, City of Ames, 515-203-0793
Project Engineer: Matt Sullivan, City of Ames, 515-239-5277
2017/18 Seal Coat Street Improvements, Carr Dr. (E.16th Street - Meadowlane), Crestwood Circle (Carr Dr-Cul-da-sac), E 16th St (Maxwell Ave-Linden Dr) Linden Dr (E 14th St-E 16th St)
Anticipated Start Date: Weather Permitting beginning on Thursday, June 21, 2018
Description of Work Activities: The work will involve storm and sanitary repairs as well as limited curb and gutter replacement. After these improvements are completed, Manatts, Inc. will remove and repalce3 the existing asphalt street. You may notice utility flags as the underground utilities are located prior to construction commencing.
Action Required by Residents: No action is required at this time. Initial construction to include storm and sanitary improvements. There will be no road closures 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.
UPDATES: 11.08.18 Work crews are onsite this week prepping soil for seed and mulch.
(11.02.18) Starting Monday, November 5 work crews will be seeding the area for site restoration.
(10.18.18) Construction is primarily complete, crews anticipate seeding the work area this Fall.
(10.4.2018) Asphalt on E 16th Street this week (anticipate dependent on weather)
(9.27.18) Work crews are installing asphalt on Crestwood Circle and Carr Dive.
(9.21.18) Work crews plan to remove existing pavement and replacing new pavement on Carr Drive and Crestwood Circle staring Sept 26. Crews anticipate it will take 7-10 days to place the base layer of asphalt.
(8-16-2018): Work Crews have completed curb and gutter replacement as well as ADA sidewalk ramps. Paving is anticipated in early Fall.
(8-6-2018) Crews will begin curb and gutter removal on the west side of Linden Drive, Monday, August 6th.
(7-27-18) Crews are working on replacing curb and gutter on E. 16th and portions of Carr Drive.
(7-19-18) Work Crews are replacing curb and gutters on Linden Drive and sanitary and storm repairs on Linden Drive will be completed this week. Manatts will be doing a storm manhole and storm inlet replacement at the intersection of E 16th St and Glendale Ave starting first thing Monday morning (7-23-18) and they hope to be finished by the end of the work day Tuesday (7-24-18). Manatts encourages all local traffic to use other local streets to get around. Linden Avenue and Carr Drive will be open during this construction.
(Notice of Construction)
(7-18-18) Starting on July 19, 2018, weather permitting, Manatts will be doing storm and sanitary sewer repairs on Linden Drive. The storm sewer repair is in the middle of the road and located between (1434 & 1435) to (1502 & 1503) Linden Drive. This repair will require the road to be closed. Manatts will also be doing a sanitary repair in the same vicinity in front of 1522 Linden Drive. The road closure will start early Thursday morning at 7 a.m. and should be finished by 5 p.m. See map for locations of repairs.
(7-13-18) Driveway Closures will begin on Thursday, July 12, 2018 on Carr Drive (from 1518 Carr Drive to Meadowlane Ave) and Crestwood Circle (Entire Street). Manatts will be replacing the curb and gutter along the driveways, they hope to have driveways back open on Friday, July 20, 2018 or sooner. Residents are encouraged to park at Carr Park, East 16th Street or any other local street not currently under construction. There will be no full road closures at this time. (Construction Notice & Map)
(6-28-18) Work Crews have started storm sewer improvements on Carr Drive.
(6-21-18) Work Crews are currently working on the storm sewer repairs on Carr Drive and Meadowlane.
Contractor: Manatts, Inc., 515-233-2005
Project Manager: Andy, 515-460-0444
Project Observer: Jim Gammon, 515-203-0795 or Alyssa, 515-735-5003
Project Engineer: Matt Sullivan, 515-239-5277
Starting Date: Weather Permitting, beginning on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Description of Work: Con-Struct will begin on the southern half of the project. They plan to start off doing sanitary and storm sewer repairs and then move onto pavement removal and grading the street.
Anticipated Duration: Duration is 2-3 months depending on weather and scheduling.
Action Required by Residents: Residents are encouraged to park at Carr Park, Paulson Drive or East 20th Street when access to their driveway is not possible. See Construction Notice & Map for idea of how the project will be phased.
Update: 11.08.18 Work crews have finished major paving and working on minor repairs of the work. Crews anticipate replacing topsoil and seeding the area.
(11.02.18) Work crews have finished paving and will be working on the intersection of Paulson and Meadowlane. Work crews will move to driveways. Seeding and mulch will be completed next week, weather dependent.
(10.25.18) Crews are paving the final portion on Friday 10-26-18. After that they will start paving driveways and ADA sidewalk ramps.
(10.18.18) Work crew have removed the pavement-and hope to start grading and adding rock to the road once ground conditions improve. Anticipate paving the last phase next week.
(9.6.2018) Work crews repairing sanitary and storm sewer repairs on phase 2 of the project (northern work portion).
(7-19-18) Work Crews will be working on a temporary transition between the old and new pavement on Meadowlane.
(7-3-18) Work Crews Completed the paving for Phase One of the project. Work Crews will begin working on grading driveways and sidewalks on the southern portion.
(6-28-18)Depending on weather, work crews will pave Meadowlane from Carr Drive to approximately Paulson Drive.
(6-7-18) Work crews are currently grading the southern portion of Meadowlane.
Contractor: Con-Struct, Inc. 515-232-6443
Project Manager: Doug, 515-203-6839
Project Observer: Jim, 515-203-0795
Project Engineer: Matt, 515-239-5277
Project:County Line Road 1000 feet east to remove existing asphalt and replace with new asphalt.
Anticipated Start Date: October 22, 2018
Anticipated Completion: October 26, 2018
Project Updates: (11.02.18) Work is complete for this project.(10.19.2018) Work Crews anticipate starting the project on October 22, 2018. Work is anticipated to be complete by end of week.
Starting Date: Weather permitting, Monday January 29, 2018.
Description of Work Activities: The City of Ames has contracted with On Track Construction of Nevada, Iowa to perform bank stabilization and trail improvements along the S. Skunk River between Carr Park and Homewood Golf Course. This project will include tree removal, drainage improvements to the trail, bank stabilization along the S. Skunk River, slope stabilization, and reconstruction of segments of the trail.
Anticipated Duration: Anticipated overall project duration is 3-6 months, weather dependent.
Action Required by Residents: Parking at Carr Park and pedestrian access to the Carr Park sand volleyball courts will be maintained throughout the project. The Skunk River Trail from north of Carr Park to the Inis Grove stairs (see map on back) will be closed throughout construction. In the spring construction equipment will be crossing the river frequently to perform some of this work. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through the construction area.
UPDATE:11.02.18 Crews are placing rip rap by the retaining wall near Homewood Golf Course.
(10.25.18) Crews have returned to the site and have started bank shaping and laying rip rap along the north portion of the trail.
(10.18.18) Water levels are starting to recede and work crews anticipate start work on the river bank on Monday, October 22.
(10.4.18) Waiting for river levels to decrease to perform work-project is delayed.
(9-21-18): Contractors plan to start work on Monday, September 24 on the S. Skunk riverbanks. Truck traffic will be using Stagecoach to access the east side of the river bank.
(6-21-18): Construction is expected to resume in September 2018
(5-17-18): Mussel Study starts Friday, May 18, 2018. Mussels will be relocated before work begins.
(4-26-18): Contract has been approved for the movement of Mussels from the area.
CONTRACTOR: On Track Construction
PROJECT MANAGER: Josh: 515-460-1458
PROJECT ENGINEER: Mark Gansen, 515-239-5291
2017/18 Water System Improvements Program #2, Watermain Installation on 18th Street (Clark Avenue to Burnett Avenue)and Kellogg Avenue (24th to 28th Street)
Start Date: Weather Permitting, Beginning on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Project/Description of Work: The City of Ames has contracted with Keller Excavating to do improvements in your area. This work will involve installing new water main along the South side of 18th Street between Clark Avenue and Burnett Avenue. The sidewalk ramp at the Southwest corner of 18th Street and Burnett Avenue will be updated to American Disability Act Standards. Sidewalk detour signs will be posted in and around the area. Possible minor sidewalk replacement may take place in areas where water service connections will be made. Notice of Construction Information and Map.
Anticipated Duration: Project duration is 2 to 3 months
Update: (10.18.18) Work crews continue on minor work to complete project.
(10.4.18) Work crews are finishing minor work to complete the project.
(9.24.18) Work crews are working on ada ramps and will be other minor work to complete the project.
(9.21.18) Crews are connecting residential service to new mains on Kellogg north of 25th Avenue.
(9.12.18) Services transfers are being made to move residential services to new water lines on Kellogg between 25th and 26th Street.
(9.6.2018) Work crews are working to install residential services on Kellogg from 26th to 28th Street.
(8.30.18) Crews are testing water mains and connecting new water services for residents on Kellogg from 24th to 28th Street.
(8-23-18) Work Crews were completing asphalt repairs on Kellogg from 24th Street to 26th Street and have installed water main from 26th Street to 28th Street. Work Crews will begin testing the water main from 24th Street to 26th Street and Luther Drive.
(8-15-18) Work crews ae continuing installation of water main from Luther Drive to 28th Street. Crews have finished with street and sidewalk repairs on 18th Street.
(8-06-18) Crews completed a water connection on Kellogg and 28th Street in preparation of school starting. Crews will continue work an 8 in water main installation at Kellogg and 26th Street.
(7-27-18) The final connection has been completed on 18th Street (Clark and Burnett). On Kellogg Avenue crews will finish installing the water main from 24th to 26th Street. Once complete, crews will move to 28th and Kellogg and start working south in preparation of school starting.
(7-24-18) Beginning on Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Weather Permitting), the contractor is requiring a brief shutdown of the water main to complete the connection transfer between Burnett Avenue and 18th Street. The anticipated water main shut down is expected to last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours. The contractor plans to start at 8:00 AM and hope to finish around noon and 2 PM. If any longer delays happen, residents and business in the area will be notified by stopping by.
(7-19-18) Keller Excavating is replacing water main on Kellogg Avenue from 24th Street to 28th Street as a part of the 2017-18 Water System Improvements Program #2. Keller Excavating has indicated they will be closing Kellogg Avenue at the North side of the intersection at 25th Street starting on July 20th, 2018. This closure is expected to be finished by Monday July 23rd, 2018 or sooner. This closure is to make to make the connection from the new water main to the existing at this intersection. Residents will still have access to their driveways and will be encouraged to use existing local streets to avoid the closure. While doing this connection they will also be updating the sidewalk ramps at the NW corner of 25th Street and Kellogg Avenue to ADA standards. Sidewalk detours will be posted in the area. (Notice of Construction)
(7-19-18) Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018, weather permitting, Keller Excavating is replacing the water main on Kellogg Avenue from 24th Street to 28th Street. Keller Excavating has indicated they will be closing Kellogg Avenue at the North side of the intersection at 25th Street starting on July 20th, 2018. This closure is expected to be finished by Monday July 23rd, 2018 or sooner. This closure is to make to make the connection from the new water main to the existing at this intersection. Residents will still have access to their driveways and will be encouraged to use existing local streets to avoid the closure. While doing this connection they will also be updating the sidewalk ramps at the NW corner of 25th Street and Kellogg Avenue to ADA standards. Sidewalk detours will be posted in the area. (Notice of Construction)
(7-5-18) Starting on Monday, July 9, 2018 work crews will be installing the new water mains on Kellogg Avenue between 24th to 28th Street. (Notice of Construction)
(6-28-18) Water tests have been approved and Crews will move to Kellogg Avenue between 24th and 28th Street soon.
(6-14-18) Water testing is still in process
(6-8-18) Workers are in the process of testing the water main on 18th Street.
5-31-18: Starting Monday, June 4, 2018 the contractor is requiring a brief shutdown of the water main to complete the connection transfer between Clark Avenue and 18th Street. The anticipated water main shut down is expected to last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours. They plan to start at 8 A.M. and hope to finish between noon and 2 P.M.
Contractor: Keller Excavating: 515-230-9905
Project Manager: Darin Keller: 515-291-3060
Project Observer: Jesus Campa: 515-203-0797
Project Engineer: Matt Sullivan: 515-239-5277
The City of Ames has contracted with Con-Struct to do work along Sherman Avenue. The work will involve water main work, storm sewer work, sidewalk, and new full depth paving. Citizens may notice utility flags as the underground utilities are location prior to construction commencing.
Starting Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Anticipated Duration: Work is anticipated to take between 8 to 10 weeks with the first phase lasting 4 to 5 weeks.
Update: 11.02.18 Site was seeded and mulched for site restoration.
(6-8-18) Sherman Avenue is open to traffic and minor work will continue.
(5-31-18)Work crews have finished paving the second phase of Sherman Avenue. Minor work will continue on the project with the anticipated completion date in June.
(5-10-2018) - Phase one of the Sherman Avenue project (southern portion) is complete. Work crews are moving to the northern portion of Sherman Avenue to replace storm sewer mains and repaving the street.
(5-3-18) - Crews are currently working to relocate a gas main to continue with construction of Sherman Avenue. Traffic control will be maintained on Lincoln Way however weather may delay progress.
(4-18-18): On April 26, 2018, crews will be connecting the water main. Traffic control will go up Monday, April 30, closing down the northern westbound lane.
Project Manager: Doug, Con-Struct, 515-203-6839
Project Engineer: Matt Sullivan, City of Ames, 515-239-5277
Project Observer: Jim, City of Ames, 515-203-0795
2017/18 Tripp Street Extension: S. Wilmoth Avenue to State Avenue
As part of the Tripp Street extension project, the intersection of Wilmoth Avenue and Tripp Street will be closed for utility work beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. This temporary intersection closure is anticipated to last one to two weeks, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes around this closure and are encouraged to use caution when traveling near the project area. For safety reasons, please keep children and pets away from the construction zone.
Construction of the extension of Tripp Street from Wilmoth Avenue to State Avenue began in May. The project involves new concrete and asphalt street pavement, water main installation, electric infrastructure, and storm water improvements.
Update: (10.18.18) Work crews anticipate paving Tripp Street from Wilmoth to State Ave. Underground utilities are mostly complete.
(9.21.18) Work crews plan to work on S. Wilmoth and other utility work. Crews anticipate completing work on S. Wilmoth next week.
For more information or questions about the project, please contact Nate Willey, Civil Engineer with the City of Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.239.5436.
2017/18 Traffic Signal Program (6th and Brookridge/Hazel)
Project: Traffic Signal Replacement and pedestrian ramp improvements
Anticipated Start date: Fall 2018
Updates: (10.18.18) Work crews are onsite to begin underground work for signal replacement. Project duration is expected to be one month, weather dependent.
Project: Construction of a Shared Use Path
Anticipated Start Date: June 4, 2018
Update: (6-28-18) The shared use path has been paved and the area will be reseeded in the Fall of 2018. The path is open for use.
(6-14-18) The shared use path pavement is complete. This project will require the installation of a retaining wall.
(6-8-18) Work Crews completed work on the curb and gutter and weather permitting they will begin grading for the path.
(5/31/18) Project will begin on Monday, June 4, 2018. The outside, southbound lane will be closed during construction hours from 9 am to 3 pm.
PROJECT ENGINEER: Mark Gansen, City of Ames, 515-239-5291
- Project: Minor repairs to the bridge and installation of new approach pavements. This project will be completed in two phases. Phase one will be done on the west bound lanes and is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks. The second phase will have work being performed in the east bound lanes and is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks as well.
Start Date: Work will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Updates: (6-26-18) The west bound lanes will be closed across the bridge and surrounding areas. The first phase is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks.
Justin Clausen, City of Ames, 515-239-5279
Project: Construction of Shared Use Path on Mortensen Road from Wilder, west to end of street
Updates: (5-3-18) Construction work continues, may see delays due to the weather
(4-26-18) Con-Struct has started work on the expansion of the Mortensen Shared Use Path
Anticipated Start Date: Mid-May
PROJECT ENGINEER: Mark Gansen, City of Ames, 515-239-5291
Starting Date: Weather Permitting, construction will being in the Summer 2018. Installation of sub drain/collector line for sump pump discharge.
Update (4-19-18) This project is now completed and the Right of Way will be seeded this Spring.
(4-12-18): Ames Trenching is currently working to separate sump pump lines from sanitary sewer main. They will connect the sump lines to a new storm water collector line.
Starting Date: Weather permitting, Monday, April 9, 2018
The City of Ames has contracted with Ames Trenching & Excavating to do improvements in your area. This work will involve taking existing sump pump lines and connecting them up to a collector line that drains to a nearby storm sewer intake. You may notice utility flags as the underground utilities are located prior to construction commencing.
The project is anticipated to last about 6-8 weeks. The contractor must be officially completed by August 31, 2018.
Contractor: Ames Trenching & Excavating: 515-232-6837
Project Manager: Bill Fidler, Ames Trenching & Excavating: 515-231-0316
Project Inspector: Jesus Campa, City of Ames, 515-203-0797
Project Engineer: Matt Sullivan, City of Ames, 515-239-5277
- Traffic signal replacements are planned for on East 13th Street at the I-35 off-ramp. The installations are scheduled for the week of March 12-16.
Crews are scheduled to begin the installation of the new traffic signal at East 13th Street and the I-35 off-ramp on Monday, March 12, with a planned turn-on date of Thursday, March 15. Although no lanes of traffic are expected to close, crews will be working in the right-of-way along E. 13th Street and the off-ramp. Motorists should use caution when driving through this area.For more information, contact Brad Becker, Traffic Supervisor with the City of Ames at email@example.com or 515.239.5535.
- Starting the week of March 12, 2018, Hydro Klean will be in town lining some areas of the sanitary sewer.On Wednesday March 14, the area around Lincoln Way and Beach Road/Ave will be lined. The downstream manhole is just about in the middle of the intersection of Lincoln Way and Beach. This work will take place overnight, however it will have some impact on traffic. Those impacts are as follows:- East bound Lincoln Way will be narrowed to one lane after 7 PM on Wednesday. There will be no left turns onto Beach Road allowed. Right hand turns onto Beach Ave will be maintained.- West bound Lincoln Way will be narrowed to one lane after 7 PM on Wednesday. There will be on left turns onto Beach Ave allowed. There will also be no right hand turns onto Beach Road.- Beach Road will be closed at Lincoln Way after 7 PM on Wednesday due to the location of the upstream manhole and need to bypass pump the sanitary sewer around the area. North bound Beach Avenue traffic will be required to turn right only after 7 PM on Wednesday.The work in the intersection is expected to be completed overnight and traffic control will be removed by the following morning.Hydro Klean: Jeff Vorseth - 515.729.7093City of Ames: Hafiz Ibrahim - 515.239.5245WHKS: Josh Angus - 515.290.5915