Construction Continues on Underpass - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Construction Continues on Underpass

Posted: Updated:

Construction season may be wrapping up, but there are still projects in the area that need to be completed before the heavy snow creeps up on us.

Construction on the 6th Street underpass began back in July, causing a detour for many Minot drivers. Even though the weather is getting colder, construction must continue.

"We're doing our best to get the road open, barring any extreme winter conditions. We're all set up for our cold weather pours of concrete. We are almost finished tying the roadways in and we're doing some temporary transitioning to open up the roads," says project manager James Brewer.

In order to keep the cold ground warm this machine will actually pump radiator fluid down through these hoses to keep it warm.

"It starts out at 180 degrees and it warms, then it will go back and recirculate, heat back up, then we just continue to run it until the concrete gets to a strength that it's not susceptible to freezing," says Brewer.

Construction on the underpass was set back 40 days because of the rainy summer, so they're catching up for lost time. But they're hoping heavy snow fall holds off for a little while longer.

Brewer also says that the roadways should start opening up again around Thanksgiving.

  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Coats for Kids

    Coats for Kids

    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.