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    Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    From yesterday's Inside Iowa State:
    Median work on Highway 30 will continue through October

    The inside lanes of U.S. Highway 30, between the Duff Avenue and Iowa Highway 17 exits, will be closed through late October so seven median crossovers can be constructed. The lane closures will be in place when workers are present. No work is scheduled Oct. 2 and Oct. 9, the dates of home ISU football games. The median work is in preparation for major construction work on Highway 30 in the spring.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    I wondered if they were for median crossovers could be put in. I'm confused why they need so many though. Just put one by Duff and one by Highway 17 and you're set.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    From yesterday's Inside Iowa State:
    Median work on Highway 30 will continue through October

    The inside lanes of U.S. Highway 30, between the Duff Avenue and Iowa Highway 17 exits, will be closed through late October so seven median crossovers can be constructed. The lane closures will be in place when workers are present. No work is scheduled Oct. 2 and Oct. 9, the dates of home ISU football games. The median work is in preparation for major construction work on Highway 30 in the spring.
    Does anyone know what this work is for? This stretch of road is in pretty decent shape, isn't it?



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    Does anyone know what this work is for? This stretch of road is in pretty decent shape, isn't it?
    It has some bad spots. Eastbound between South Dakota and University is particularly bad. It feels like a country road at times in the winter due to all the bumps.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    It has some bad spots. Eastbound between South Dakota and University is particularly bad. It feels like a country road at times in the winter due to all the bumps.
    Good to know, thanks. I don't travel that stretch often.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    So it begins.

    Looks like Westbound will be first side worked on. They were putting double yellows to allow two way traffic on Eastbound.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Its about time they fix Hwy 30 between Ames and 17. Its like hitting a speed bump every eighth of a second.


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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by phipsiclones View Post
    Its about time they fix Hwy 30 between Ames and 17. Its like hitting a speed bump every eighth of a second.
    Yep. Next they need to reconfigure that interchange at 35 and 30, its a mess that creates a backup 10mi back even for basketball games.... and it seems at least once a year someone ends up going off the bridge due to merging incidents.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by phipsiclones View Post
    Its about time they fix Hwy 30 between Ames and 17. Its like hitting a speed bump every eighth of a second.
    I truly didn't think roads like that were possible in industrial nations.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    I knew this was coming but let me just say, praise the lord hallelujah!!! That is the worst piece of road I have ever driven on. A number of times I felt like I was going to lose control just by driving on it.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    I truly didn't think roads like that were possible in industrial nations.
    That stretch of 30 especially in the winter will rattle your teeth. Once the frost comes out of the ground the bumps flatten out a little bit.



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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Thank God, that's a nasty stretch especially if you're in the left lane. Now if they could just make it 4 lane from Ogden back to the west....yeah, not gonna happen in my lifetime.


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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas View Post
    Thank God, that's a nasty stretch especially if you're in the left lane. Now if they could just make it 4 lane from Ogden back to the west....yeah, not gonna happen in my lifetime.
    4 lane to carroll would be nice theres enough traffic out there to support it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    4 lane to carroll would be nice theres enough traffic out there to support it.
    Been pushing for four lane from Carroll to Ogden for along time in this area, but don't see it happening. It's about damn time they fix that road, it's been a back buster now for about 2 years. I have actually chose shopping in Ft. Dodge over Ames because of that stretch of road.


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    Re: Highway 30 near Ames -- major work coming

    I think I took 2 years off the life of my car driving that stretch of road this winter.

    Does anyone know what they are going to do to fix it, and how long it will take?



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