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  • Water Main Break on East 13th Street

    A water main break on East 13th Street between Maxwell and Meadowlane Avenues has resulted in lane closures on East 13th Street while repairs are being made. The water main repair work will be limited to the two eastbound lanes near the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Head-to-head traffic on East 13th Street will be funneled into the two westbound lanes through the area.

  • Hydrant Flushing Begins March 29

    The Public Works Department will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing program on Wednesday, March 29. The first area of hydrant flushing will take place in the central part of the city. To watch the progress in real time, check out the hydrant flushing map on the City of Ames website: www.cityofames.org/hydrants. As hydrants are flushed, the red dots indicating hydrants will turn green.

  • Airport Hangar Ribbon-Cutting Set for April 8

    The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new Ames Municipal Airport Hangar and to welcome the new fixed base operator (FBO), Central Iowa Air Service, to the community. The event is planned from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Ames Municipal Airport, 2501 Airport Drive. A brief program will be held at 9 a.m.