As the days get colder, construction season will be coming to an end.
Alexus Arthur is live to tell us about the finishing touches on current road construction projects.
First I took a look at Burdick Expressway and followed that with the Broadway Bridge and the Highway 83 Bypass.
I talked to the engineering team leader and he told me what will be happening.
“It’s just kind of an inconveinence right now.” said Lori, Minot Resident.
The road is closed.
“Contractors currently working on the last block and a half of pavement that they’ll be putting down.” said Chad Beggs, Engineering Team Leader.
“I just take different routes.” said Rita Peterschick, Minot Resident.
But you won’t have to take detours for too much longer.
“Hoping to open it back up first part of November.” said Beggs.
“It hasn’t really been too too bad going around.” said Katie Bittman, Minot.
That’s only 1 of the 3 major projects that need to be completed. There are still road blocks on the Broadway Bridge and the highway 83 bypass.
“It’s been creating a few inconviences.” said Daniel Haff, Minot Resident.
The Highway 83 bypass is scheduled to be a 2 year project because they have to rebuild 2 bridges over the railroad and the river plus pave two more lanes.
“Traffic will be on the current lanes through the winter and then they’ll be put onto the what will become the south bound lanes next year.” said Beggs.
The Broadway bridge project is also scheduled for 2 years because there are 2 structures that have to start from scratch.
“It doesn’t bother me. It’s stuff that has to get done.” said Peterschick.
By mid November, the first side of the bridge should be complete.
“Traffic will be maintained on both bridges through the winter and then next year they’ll close down the south bound.” said Beggs.
“It’s going to look wonderful and be a lot easier to get around I think.” said Haff.
Construction season comes to a close.
“I think once it gets done it’s going to be great.” said Lori.
And a few more roads open.
I reached out to the Roosevelt Park Zoo because construction blocked their entrance all summer.
I found out that attendance was down around 4,000 people.
But the good news, is that the road will be open soon and all the projects are about on schedule.