The project aims to replace aging infrastructure from Main Avenue W. to Sixth Avenue W. that the core area infrastructure master plan study identified in the fall of 2019. This includes improvements to water mains, sanitary sewer and storm sewer throughout the corridor that either is approaching the end of its service life or is undersized. The utility replacement work was not initially part of this project, but the study results made it apparent that these utility replacements were necessary.
Under the original plans for this project, it will also add streetscaping to strengthen the area’s destination appeal and improve walkability and safety. This portion, which receives $2.37 million in funds through a grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), includes new concrete, curb and gutter, diagonal and parallel parking, curb bulb outs, planters, furniture and highlight areas for future amenities like public art.
The current project estimate is $10.45 million at this time, including construction costs, land acquisitions, utility relocations, engineering, consulting services and administrative fees for legal and financial series.
To cover these costs, the City will utilize a funding plan that includes:
All project costs and funding allocations are subject to change until the project is fully completed.
This project is slated for the 2021 construction season.
All project timelines and schedules are subject to change. A more detailed plan will be developed with the contractor in the first quarter of 2021.