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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Construction continues on multiple projects

Flood control Phase MI-1: The contractor has focused this season on building the Broadway Pump Station, erecting the majority of the nearly 2,000 linear feet of floodwalls and completing the majority of the underground work needed to reroute and/or upsize water mains, sanitary sewer lines and storm water pipes. The work at the Third Street and Fifth Avenue NE intersection continues. Large storm sewer lines are being installed through that location, which is also home to a large main sanitary sewer line through which approximately 75 percent of Minot’s sewer flows. All four pumps, which were custom ordered more than a year ago, have been set in the Broadway Pump Station. The four 500 horsepower pumps can each move 40,000 gallons per minute. When completed, this pump station will be one of the largest flood control stations in the state. Each of these turbines is 7 tons of steel, at 25 feet tall. The work on Phase MI-1 will continue through the 2020 construction season.

Flood control Phase MI-2-3: Work has progressed along the MI-2 and MI-3 projects throughout the summer. A number of major project elements are nearing completion, including levee and rip rap placement, closure structure installation along 16th Street SW, and Dakota Bark Park restoration. The Wee Links golf course impacted holes have been reconstructed and seeded. The Perkett Ditch Pump Station, Bark Park Gatewell, and Wee Links Irrigation buildings are substantially completed, and pump testing was conducted in August. Crews are continuing significant utility replacements in the area of 16th Street SW, requiring the roadway to be closed for four weeks.


-Some concrete panels, curb and gutter being replaced on Broadway between Central Avenue and 20th Avenue SW

-Currently working between Central Avenue and 11th Avenue South

-This phase should be done by mid-September

-Work will continue through the construction season, weather permitting, with periodic single lane closures

Street patching

-Projects will continue in various locations into early October, weather permitting

-The next phase of work on Willow Lane SE will begin around Sept. 9. They are cement stabilizing and repaving the entire stretch of Willow Lane (800 feet of roadway)

All projects and project schedules are constantly changing depending on many variables. Please refer to the Construction and Projects webpage for the latest information:

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