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U.S. 83 Bypass
The City of Minot was notified recently that four-laning the U.S. Highway 83 bypass is on the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s project schedule for 2019. If everything remains on schedule, the City expects the project to go to bid in March. The project would four-lane the 83 Bypass between Fourth Avenue Northwest and north Broadway, and would include construction of an additional bridge over Fourth Avenue Northwest. The $15.9 million project would be funded completely by state oil impact funds. The first stage of four-laning the bypass ended this fall after two years of work, completing the widening between Fourth Avenue Northwest and the Highway 52/U.S. Highway 83 Bypass intersection. The two-year project included the construction of two new bridges, one over the Souris River and one over a set of railroad tracks.
U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement
All four lanes of traffic on the new Broadway Bridges were officially opened on Nov. 15. A few minor items will be completed in the spring, but traffic should not be substantially impacted.
4th Avenue Floodwalls
Work continues on the Broadway Pump Station. Fourth Avenue east of Broadway will remain closed during the winter months.
North Hill water tank
The new 1.5 million tank is expected to be in use in mid-December. The new tank will provide required fire flows for Erik Ramstad Middle School as well as storage for future expansion and fire flow demands. Cost of this project is $3,336,000. The old tower will be demolished in early 2019.
Water Treatment Plant expansion
Work continues to form concrete foundations and lower level walls for the additions onto the plant, which are being constructed west of the current building. The $26 million expansion project that will double the daily capacity at Minot’s Water Treatment Plant. The new facility is expected to be operational by late 2019. The project is part of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project, which will provide clean drinking water to many communities in northwest and north central North Dakota. The project is funded between the North Dakota State Water Commission (65%) and the City of Minot (35%).
Upsizing sanitary sewer lines at lagoon
The new pipe has been installed, and the project is on track to be completed by the end of 2018. The nearly $6 million project will upsize the sanitary sewer lines that convey water from the aeration pond to the lagoon cells. Under peak flow conditions, the current pipes aren’t large enough. The project is expected to be finished by end of 2018. The general contractor is Wagner Construction.