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Work underway this week on the 6th Street Bridge over Squaw Creek in Ames. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

Work underway this week on the 6th Street Bridge over Squaw Creek in Ames. (Roger Riley WHO-HD)

AMES, Iowa- The City of Ames has closed 6th street between downtown, and Iowa State University’s campus. A detour has been set up on Lincolnway to handle the traffic.

The City is removing the old bridge over Squaw Creek on 6th. The bridge is being removed this fall, and then new bridge piers will be set, so the new bridge can be constructed next spring. The project is expected to last nine months.

Also the City of Ames is working to improve 13th Street. They plan improvements from the UP Railroad tracks near Ridgewood Avenue, to the Furman Aquatic Center. The plan is to install sidewalks on the north side of 13th leading down to the Aquatic Center.

The 13th Street Meeting will be held Monday November 9th, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Bethesda Lutheran Church at 1517 Northwestern Avenue. The 13th Street work is scheduled to take place in 2016.

This week the City is also working to widen the current bike path just west of Ridgewood. Walkers and bikes use this path to reach the Iowa State Campus.