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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Crews cleaning city streets, filling potholes

Crews from the City of Minot have begun the task of cleaning dirt and other debris that accumulated on city streets during the winter months.

On Monday, the city’s sweeping crews began working for two weeks from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. sweeping snow routes and hills throughout the city. They are also sweeping sidewalks, medians and underpasses, as well as filling potholes on busy streets.

Beginning April 17, crews will focus on sweeping specific quadrants of the city for two weeks at a time, working from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. The northeast quadrant of the city, consisting of the area north of Burdick Expressway and east of Broadway, will be the first quadrant to be swept, followed by quadrants in the northwest, southwest and southeast, in that order.

“We plan to get through each quadrant of the city in two weeks, but some of that depends on the weather,” said City of Minot Street Superintendent Kevin Braaten. “Once we’ve been through each quadrant initially, we’ll continue to clean the streets on a regular basis and as needed.”

Other Street Department crews working daytime shifts are fixing any damage to yards or mailboxes, blading alleys, and filling potholes, Braaten said.

Six road graders leased by the city during winter months will soon be returned to Butler Machinery. After the graders are cleaned and serviced, they will be returned to Butler. The city owns two graders, but leases six more during winter months to use for snow removal.

For additional information or interviews contact the Public Information Office at 701-857-4727 or by email at pio@minotnd.org.

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