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Storm Sewer Project Update 7/31/15
Weather permitting MPS will have crews working on the Storm Sewer Project on Main Ave, this weekend from 8am-6pm on Saturday and 9am-6pm on Sunday. Sunday they will be doing street prep work and no heavy equipment construction. Street Prep work will involve running some of the smaller equipment. Due to all the rain we have had, future weekend work is going to be necessary to keep the project moving along as scheduled
Construction is underway! Main Avenue is now open between Highway 69 and Lynwood. However, the street is closed south of City Hall. Detour from Highway 69 will be Lynwood to 5th Avenue where vehicles can then go east to any available street to continue down Main Ave. Vehicles heading north on Main Avenue can take 5th Avenue to Lynwood and out to the highway.
GET YOUR PASSPORTS AT CITY HALL
The City of Huxley is an authorized passport agency. Hours of service are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. No appointments necessary. Anyone 16 years or older wanting a passport must have a drivers license and original birth certificate. Minors (15 and younger) will need both parents to be present and have drivers license and child’s birth certificate. Cost of a passport is $110 (minors are $80) plus a $35 execution fee that includes a passport photo. Process is simple and easy to do.
Plenty of mulch available at the city's water plant at 1721 East First Street (just east of I-35). Residents can pick up the mulch for FREE anytime Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
PrairieFest 2015 is scheduled to begin Friday, August 28 and end on Sunday, August 30. Be sure to check out the PrairieFest website at www.huxleyprairiefest.com in the coming months for all the fun details!
Parade Registration Form (Presented by Huxley Parks and Recreation Department)
Parade Route (New Route due to Construction)
HW 69 South to Ankeny Update 7/29/15
IDOT has opened the new pavement south of 126th Avenue in Polk County. Crews are currently working on finishing shoulders and slopes between 126th Avenue and HWY 210, as well as, working on the new right turn lanes at 142nd Avenue. All side roads are open to cross traffic. The current goal is to have the HWY 69 open south of HWY 210 in mid-August.
Update on HW 69 south of HW 210 to Ankeny 7/15/15
The very south end of the project between NE 110th Avenue and NE 126th Avenue is scheduled to open the week of Monday July 20th. This is, of course, highly weather-dependent. The remainder of the project will then follow over the course of the next few weeks. All cross roads are currently open to thru traffic.
Highway 69 Project Update 7/9/15
East 1st to Centennial Dr
Milling in town for the hot mix asphalt resurfacing will begin in a week, asphalt application to follow.
Centennial Dr to Ames
Rubblizing has begun, choke stone will be put down for base sometime next week and paving to follow. Reminder please stay off this section of highway if you do not live on the route. Driving on this section would be very detrimental to progress. The broken pavement after rubblization will be very hard on vehicles. The choke stone is also sensitive to the disruption of traffic driving on it. Law enforcement will be keeping a close eye on this section of highway in the next couple of weeks.
Construction continues on Highway 69.
North Project is from Huxley city limits to the south city limits of Ames
South project is from Highway 210 to Ankeny: Portland cement concrete overlay project from Iowa 210 to 118th Avenue in Ankeny. Project work includes milling off part of the existing asphalt surface and placing new concrete; adding full-width paved shoulders; repairing culverts; and clearing trees.
DOT web site/detour maps: http://www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/highwayconstruction