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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Construction projects making good progress

The $26 million expansion project continues at the Minot water treatment plant. Precast walls are being set, along with the building’s roof structure, and concrete work. As work progresses, more forms will be set and additional concrete sections will be poured. Completion of precast work is anticipated by July 9. The project is expected to be complete in early 2020, with the new facility being in use by mid-2020. The project will double the daily capacity at Minot’s Water Treatment Plant. The project is funded between the North Dakota State Water Commission (65%) and the City of Minot (35%). The City’s portion of the funding was collected through Minot’s 1-cent sales tax. The plant currently is capable of treating between 13 million and 14 million gallons of water per day. The expansion will add another 18 million gallons per day of potential treatment capacity. The prime contractor on the expansion project is PKG of Fargo.

Flood control Phase MI-2-3: The Perkett storm pump station startup will be in August. There is about 1,000 linear feet of levee left to build in the immediate area of 16th Street. The first 40 feet of footing for the east half of the 16th Street floodwall closure has been poured. It is expected that the east half will be complete in late July or early August. Traffic will then be switched from the west side to the east side and the west half of the closure and the NAWS line, 30” well line will be relocated through the closure structure. We hope to have 16th Street fully open to traffic by the end of September.

Flood control Phase MI-1: The floor of the main pump station structure was poured in late June. Sections of the floodwall have been poured and crews continue to work on the floodwall portions going east from Broadway toward Third street. Traffic was switched to the west side on Broadway so that the subgrade and concrete can be placed on the east half of Broadway. It is estimated Broadway will be fully open by the end of July. Work continues on utility relocations of water/sewer infrastructure and installation of storm sewer.

Street patching continues in various locations, with minor partial lane closures happening as necessary. Street sealing work also continues throughout the city, with brief partial lane closures.  The work on the new overlay on north Broadway from 21st Avenue to 36th Avenue continues, with single lane closures as work progresses. The mill and overlay and cement stabilization of 30th Avenue NW is schedule to begin in mid-July. There will also be concrete panel replacements on Broadway from 20th Avenue SW to 21st Avenue NW through the construction season, with periodic single lane closures. An overlay of Second Street SE near Kmart will begin in August.

All projects and project schedules are constantly changing depending on many variables. Please refer to the Construction and Projects webpage for the latest information: https://www.minotnd.org/436/Construction-and-Projects

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