- Aug 28, 2018
I’ve watched projects go in over the last twenty years that egregiously raised areas out of the flood plain, including along Duff and over around the 80/35 intersection. Why the City of Ames allowed this after the flooding of the early Nineties, I have zero idea.Yeah that was my understanding. So raising all the parking lots out of the flood plain seems like a huge permitting nightmare. Changing flood plain levels in one area can force other areas to flood that didnt before. Which is the issue. So I assumed it would always be a problem. But if they are planning on raising that area out of the flood plain, that changes things. I just didnt know that was possible, at least without basically an act of congress.
Instead of building more in a flood plain just build a monorail to connect downtown ames and campustown with a station outside jack trice.
Definitely sounds cheaper imo.
To add to it, other projects on campus. Some small discussion about the RV lot
With Grand now going to to 16th, it has increased traffic. I'm guessing it's a combination of that and gameday traffic.I haven't lived in Ames since the mid 2010's.. But back then there was absolutely no need to expand 16th to 4 lanes...
Is there enough daily traffic to support that? Or is the City of Ames just being dumb with taxpayer dollars? Pressure from ISU?
I haven't lived in Ames since the mid 2010's.. But back then there was absolutely no need to expand 16th to 4 lanes...
Is there enough daily traffic to support that?