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Published April 05, 2013, 03:47 PM

Devils Lake flood road repairs could be coming to a close

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says that after four years flood related road repairs should wrap up this summer in the Lake Region. Crews will finish up a few projects this year, protecting the city and its roads from anything that can happen on the lake.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

The North Dakota Department of Transportation says that after four years flood related road repairs should wrap up this summer in the Lake Region. Crews will finish up a few projects this year, protecting the city and its roads from anything that can happen on the lake.

Crews have already been out this week repairing potholes on roads surrounding Devils Lake, but the big work is slated to begin soon. A box culvert will be installed east of town on Highway Two to allow easier water flow to the lake and Highways 20 and 57 south of town will be repaved to make the road smoother and wider. Construction firms are in the process of bidding on the projects. Officials say traffic should flow smoothly on highway two, but there's a chance pilot cars could return on highways 20 and 57. They say it's a relief to see the flood repairs come to an end.

The city of Devils Lake is also working with the Army Corps of Engineers to finish work on the city's embankment this year, which will protect the town itself from rising waters. We've had a wet, long winter, but the department says that hasn't delayed any construction projects yet, although it could if the snow and cold keep up much longer.

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