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Lincoln Way Corridor Study
Lincoln Way cuts through Ames from east to west. How can it be improved? What do you like? What needs to be changed?
Jun28City Council Meeting
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Jun30Municipal Band Concerts
Jul03Independence Day Fireworks
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Skate Park Renovations to Begin July 11
Planned improvements to the Ames Skate Park, including surface repairs and the addition of new features, is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 11. To ensure user safety, the Skate Park will close during the renovation. The renovation project is expected to take four to six weeks, weather dependent. Once the project is completed, the Skate Park will be reopened to users. The Skate Park is located at 1330 Sixth St., adjacent to Brookside Park.
Street Construction Scheduled for Friley Road
Street improvements to Friley Road, from Gaskill Drive to Beach Avenue, will begin on Monday, June 27. Friley Road from Gaskill Drive east to mid-block will close initially for sanitary sewer main spot repairs. These repairs are anticipated to take three days, after which this section of street will reopen. The next step (Phase 1 on the map) will close Friley Road from mid-block east to Beach Avenue for three to four weeks. This will allow for sanitary sewer main spot repairs, pavement removal, and pavement replacement. A final step will include pavement replacement for the western section of Friley Road. The City of Ames has contracted with Manatt’s, Inc., to complete these improvements.
Repair Work Continues on South Franklin
Street improvements on South Franklin Avenue from Tripp to Coy streets will continue on Thursday, June 23. Traffic will be allowed through the work zone, however some residents will have limited access to driveways, and there will be no on-street parking. The work is anticipated to last six to eight days depending on weather.