Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

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  1. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Im with you. Once they get all the landscaping down to go with the monuments, it should improve the aesthetics of that area greatly.
     
  2. FarminCy

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    I think they could look cool lit up at night. But right now it looks out of place and just odd IMO.

    The problem is where is the traffic from I-35 going to go right now. People who don't know the area aren't going to go all the way to Duff to eat etc and the only thing off of I-35 is Theisens and a horrible Kum and Go. Currently there just isn't any sort of businesses to draw them off I-35 at that exit. That of course can and probably will change over time.
     
  3. Cycsk

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    Not sure if it will "draw people off I-35" because you won't see them until you pass the exit going south. And if you try to exit going north after you see them, you will probably wreck. I think it is more about creating a sense of inclusion for that area, namely that Ames starts at I-35.

    Hopefully, we can wrap the blue with cardinal and gold during football season!
     
  4. jj-cyclones

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    Just a guess but I'm thinking they need to stay away from the colors of actual traffic lights...

    The first accident that happened near those lights a lawsuit would be coming.
     
  5. Mr Janny

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    good call. I'll bet you're onto something.
     

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