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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Construction not slowing down yet

Flood control Phase MI-2-3: The Perkett storm pump station pumps were successfully tested in August. The three pumps are capable of moving 15,000 gallons per minute. Two lanes of head-to-head traffic will be reopened on 16th Street NW in early September.

Flood control Phase MI-1: Three-fourths of the roads at the intersection of Broadway and 4th Avenue Northwest are fully open to traffic. The last remaining work to be done near Sammy’s Pizza is scheduled to take place in September. Underground work at various spots across the project is scheduled for September, including work that will require the temporary closure of the intersection of Third Street NE and Fifth Avenue NE. Floodwalls continue to be poured, with nearly 50% of the main stretch of walls completed.


-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

Safe Routes to School program

-2019 work on 8 blocks near Washington Elementary School

-All concrete work is done and sidewalks already being used

-Few small items left, like tree planting, landscaping

-Federal funding at 80%; City funding 20% (budgeted $85,000 for 2019)

-Program is part of ND DOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program that uses federal funding to help get pedestrians, bicyclists, etc. safe alternatives to the roadway

30th Avenue NW

-Ditch work on the north side of 30th near Broadway to finish, which should be week of Sept. 2. (this will temporarily close the frontage road along Broadway on the north side of 30th)

-Some shoulder grading and cleanup work to complete for the stretch of 30th from 16th Street should be done the week of Sept. 2

-Street sealing projects

-Chip seal will be 99% done Aug. 30, with a few cleanup items over the next two weeks. This should involve little traffic disruption.

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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