Street Repairs Coming Soon | VideoJenny Castro | 8/8/2012
Next to gutted out homes, it`s not as noticeable, but there`s a lot of damage still to take care of on streets that were underwater last summer.
"From pavement damage to driveway damage to sidewalks, curb and gutter as well as street signs will be replaced with this project,” said Stephanie Harman, city traffic engineer.
The Minot city council has approved just under $335,000 for a bid to complete these repairs on the non-federal aid roads.
Some of the major, hazardous road situations were immediately taken care of, but now this project will fix up some of these smaller issues.
"It`s crucial to get all of these items addressed and our infrastructure up to the standards that we want it to be at and maybe back to where it was before the flood,” said Harman.
Although it`s been over a year since the flood waters receded, in order to get reimbursed for these repairs the city had to go through a thorough process.
With over 86 damaged sites for this project, there was an extensive scope to cover.
"There`s paperwork to fill out, documentation, photographs, everything has to be documented and proven essentially before any funding is allocated or committed for the various different projects,” said Harman.
The low bid was awarded to Minot Paving Company and all the repairs are scheduled to be finished before this winter.
The project is reimbursable by FEMA. The city will be sharing three percent of the cost which comes out to just over $10,000.