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Beginning at 7:00 am on Thursday, August 11, 2022, Public Works crews will be shutting down Avenue O West from B Street West to D Street West to repair and replace concrete panels. This section of road will reopen to one lane after working hours each day until work is complete.

Detours will be set up around the work area. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes.
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Beginning at 7:00 am on Thursday, August 11, 2022, Public Works crews will be shutting down Avenue O West from B Street West to D Street West to repair and replace concrete panels. This section of road will reopen to one lane after working hours each day until work is complete.

Detours will be set up around the work area. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes.

It's the first day of hydrant flushing. We'll be posting reminders as well as FAQs about the process on Wednesdays for the next few weeks.

First up - Why are you flushing water mains? That seems like a waste.

Over time, loose sediment and other deposits can slowly build up inside the water mains. By opening up fire hydrants, high-velocity water moves through the system, removing these deposits. This helps improve taste, odor and color of the water in the system. As an added bonus, opening up the hydrants gives staff the opportunity to inspect the hydrants and valves to ensure everything is working if there would be an emergency.It s the first day of hydrant flushing. We ll be posting reminders as well as FAQs about the process on Wednesdays for the next few weeks.

First up - Why are you flushing water mains? That seems like a waste.

Over time, loose sediment and other deposits can slowly build up inside the water mains. By opening up fire hydrants, high-velocity water moves through the system, removing these deposits. This helps improve taste, odor and color of the water in the system. As an added bonus, opening up the hydrants gives staff the opportunity to inspect the hydrants and valves to ensure everything is working if there would be an emergency.
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Its the first day of hydrant flushing. Well be posting reminders as well as FAQs about the process on Wednesdays for the next few weeks.

First up - Why are you flushing water mains? That seems like a waste.

Over time, loose sediment and other deposits can slowly build up inside the water mains. By opening up fire hydrants, high-velocity water moves through the system, removing these deposits. This helps improve taste, odor and color of the water in the system. As an added bonus, opening up the hydrants gives staff the opportunity to inspect the hydrants and valves to ensure everything is working if there would be an emergency.

Residents in the following area - Public Works crews will be flushing hydrants today, August 10, 2022, through Friday, August 12, 2022. Please check water quality/color before doing laundry, dishes, bathing, etc. to prevent discoloration of items.

North and South from 5th Ave S to 12th Ave S. East and west from S 29th St. to S 8th St.
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Residents in the following area - Public Works crews will be flushing hydrants today, August 10, 2022, through Friday, August 12, 2022. Please check water quality/color before doing laundry, dishes, bathing, etc. to prevent discoloration of items.

North and South from 5th Ave S to 12th Ave S. East and west from S 29th St. to S 8th St.

Iowa Department of Transportation is looking at replacing two bridges on Business US 20/169 in Fort Dodge and is asking for input. See their original post below for information about public and virtual meetings coming up later this month.We're looking at replacing two bridges on Business US 20/169 in Fort Dodge need your input. You can find more information at www.iowadot.gov/pim, but here are the basics.

In-Person Meeting
Date/Time: Aug. 22, 2022 / 5-6:30- p.m.
Location: Fort Dodge Library, 424 Central Ave
Description: This will be an open forum where Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss the proposed project.

Virtual Presentation
Date/Time: Starting around noon on Aug. 16 and running through Aug. 29, 2022.
How to Attend: Navigate to www.iowadot.gov/pim and click on "US 20 / US 169 Bridge Improvements"

Comments and questions should be received by Aug. 29. If you would like to receive future email notifications, or submit a comment or question regarding this project, go to: bit.ly/iowadot5005.

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Iowa Department of Transportation is looking at replacing two bridges on Business US 20/169 in Fort Dodge and is asking for input. See their original post below for information about public and virtual meetings coming up later this month.

Please be careful at the intersection of 5th Ave S and S 21st St. It appears someone lost/spilled a fair amount of oil on the south side of the intersection (by CVS). Public Works crews have applied product to soak up the spill, but the product needs to sit for a bit before being removed. ... See moreSee less

City Projects Update

Current Projects - Click here for more information

Name: N 1st St Improvements Expected Construction: Summer 2022

Name: East Region Phase 4 (S 25th from 5th Ave S to 8th Ave S Expected Construction: Summer 2022

Name: Community Sewer Initiative - 10th Ave N Expected Construction: Summer 2022

Name: Water Softening Project - Plant Expansion Plant Operational as of April 2021

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