South Grand Ave. Extension?

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  1. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what exactly is happening with south grand ave. in ames? I have heard that south grand ave. will extend from Lincoln way to south 16th.

    anyone know when it will be done? or any other updates
     
  2. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Soon™
     
  3. hawkeyeh8r

    hawkeyeh8r Well-Known Member

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    i doubt that would happen since coldwater is in the way and that new apartment complex just went up east of the christian school.
     
  4. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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  5. Senolcyc

    Senolcyc Well-Known Member

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    There's a right of way there, it's accounted for and in the plans.
     
  6. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    It's going to happen. You can go to the city of Ames website and look at the plan and see how they are moving things around.
     
  7. mapnerd

    mapnerd Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Coldwater going to look weird with massive apartment complexes nearby and a 4 lane road running through it? I think it's a good move though to ease some traffic problems in Ames though.
     
  8. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    One thing is for certain though, it's desperately needed. Duff Ave is a mess and it's only getting worse.
     
  9. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    The Grand Ave extension will pretty much follow the old rail bed/current trail that is there, and Cold water was told this was the future plan when they put the golf course in. The Council Action Form was just for about 400 feet of the extension, not the entire thing...that 400 feet has already been completed, I believe, and is just west of the new apartments out there. The entire project, I thought I heard, has been put off due to lack of funding, but it will happen someday.
     
  10. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    so it wont be done till 2012-2013?
     
  11. chuckd4735

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    At least. My guess is it will be awhile. Federal money is going to be hard to come by for a few years.
     
  12. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    i think the city of ames has outgrown its self
     
  13. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    thats not good I have a south Grand Address and I guess it wont be recognized until that extension is complete.
     
  14. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    At least now when I hook my drive off the first tee I have a chance to have it go off a building and back into playable territory.

    And I'll be interested to see what Coldwater does when that happens. Holes 2-8 would all be on the other side of the 4 lane which would make for some interesting golfing.
     
  15. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    The less athletic golfers who can't dodge oncoming traffic will be culled from the herd, it's nature.
     
  16. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    next time you play make sure you yell at me! dont hit ur ball into my window
     
  17. mred

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    Much longer than that. It had been scheduled to be completed in 2014-2015. The 2011-2012 part was mainly just land acquisition and planning.

    Page 83 of this document spells out the schedule (prior to this delay): http://www.cityofames.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=3286
     
  18. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    I'll leave a beer on the tee box for you if I hit a window. You'll have to go get it though.

    and 3truefans, in that case, I have a BUNCH of people I'm suddenly cool with bringing to the golf course.
     
  19. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    Can it be Natty Light?????
     

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