WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published April 24, 2013, 06:24 PM

Major projects on the horizon for Grand Forks area roads

Road construction in the Grand Forks region is getting a late start thanks to this prolonged winter weather. The North Dakota Department of Transportation recently finalized projects that need to be done over the next four years and once they do get underway drivers can expect some detours and delays.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Road construction in the Grand Forks region is getting a late start thanks to this prolonged winter weather. The North Dakota Department of Transportation recently finalized projects that need to be done over the next four years and once they do get underway drivers can expect some detours and delays.

The Grand Forks district covers one thousand miles of state highways spanning six different counties and there are a few big projects on this new list. Many of us know about the upcoming project to restructure Columbia road, eventually turning four lanes into six. That's just one of many projects you can expect to see underway as soon as this weather shapes up. 32nd avenue is also on the list, one of the most heavily traveled roadways in and out of Grand Forks. Repairs will be made from the interstate to Washington Avenue along 32nd. Other projects include work on the interstate between Thompson and Buxton and also north of Grand Forks to Manvel. A ten mile stretch along highway 2 near Larimore will also undergo roadwork. In the span of these four years, the city is hoping to finish an estimated 200 projects.

The projects are being funded by a combination of federal and state dollars, the total estimated cost is a little over 236 million dollars.

Tags: