Minot 55th Street Northeast Bypass Project
How much will the project cost?
The project is estimated at $17.1 million.
How will I be affected by the project?
Safety and access to the homes and businesses along the route are top priorities for this project. Traffic will be impacted throughout a portion of the project and speeds will be reduced in order to maintain the safety of the public and the workers.
How long is the project expected to last?
September 2011 through November 2012 with workers scheduled to be on site six days a week - Monday through Saturday.
Will 55th Street and other impacted roads and areas remain open?
Yes. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project, as will access to businesses. However, there may be times when alternate access points to businesses and homes will be provided.
Who is working on the project?
Gladen Construction is a prime contractor for the project and is in charge of the Northeast Bypass, with Ames Construction as the lead contractor for the bridge overpass just north of U.S. Highway 2 on 55th Street. They will be working with nine subcontractors to complete the project. Those subcontractors and their duties include:
1. Premier Landscaping: Seeding
2. Security Fence: Fencing
3. West River Striping: Pavement Marking
4. Main Electric: Electric and ATR
5. 3-D Specialties: Traffic Control signing and permanent signs
6. Bechtold Paving: Paving
7. Horizontal Boring and Tunneling: Underground
8. Dakota Fence: Fencing
9. Traffic Safety Services: Pavement Marking
How can I find out what's going on with the project?
The Minot Daily News as well as all radio and television stations will be updated on the project milestones and activities on a regular basis. For the most up-to-date traffic, construction and informational reports go to the project website, www.minotroads.com and register for the news and status reports on the construction project. Just enter your email address to receive automatic alerts and regular project updates by email or text. You can also get regular updates on Facebook & Twitter.
Additionally, public information meetings will be held each week on Tuesday at Winfield Solutions (525 55th Street SE) at 11:30 a.m. Representatives from Ackerman-Estvold Engineering, the North Dakota Department of Transportation, City of Minot, Ward County as well as Gladen Construction and Ames Construction will be available to answer specific questions about project progress and what work is anticipated in the upcoming weeks.
Who is in charge of this project?
Ackerman-Estvold Engineering is serving as the project engineer and will be overseeing the project. Ackerman-Estvold is working very closely with the NDDOT, City of Minot, Ward County and Gladen Construction/Ames Construction, the primary contractors. The project has a public information coordinator, Brekka Kramer of Odney. Please contact her with any questions - email@example.com or 701.720.5798.