Upcoming closure of 26th Street West

PW Road Closure-InstaWILLISTON, N.D. – This Thursday, July 22, a portion of 26th Street West will close for stormwater management work.

Valley gutters will be installed on both sides of the road as well as a grate near the intersection of 26th Street West and 12th Avenue West.

From approximately 11th Avenue West up to 13th Avenue West, 26th Street West will be closed in two phases.

The first phase begins July 22 and is scheduled for a week and a half. This will close 26th Street West from the centerline to the north side gutter. This will reduce the road to two lanes, open to east and west traffic, and will lower the speed limit.

The second phase is also scheduled for a week and a half. This will close 26th Street West from the centerline to the south side gutter and will also close the intersection of 26th Street West and 12th Avenue West.

The intersection will be closed to through traffic and local traffic will have access from the south only. Again, this will reduce 26th Street West to two lanes, open to east and west traffic, and will lower the speed limit.

Weather permitting, work on 26th Street West will finish in mid-August.

“The purpose of this project is to relieve the surcharge of stormwater in this area when the pipes are full,” explained David Juma, City Engineer. “The valley gutters on both sides and the grate will help transfer water that collects above ground to the new pond being built behind the Glenn Villa Mobile Home Park.”

BEK Consulting is the contractor and Alliance Consulting is the engineer for this project.

Individuals are asked to follow the posted detour signs and plan accordingly.

For future updates, please visit the City of Williston website at www.cityofwilliston.com and follow the City of Williston on Facebook (@cityofwilliston) and Instagram (@cityofwilliston).

For more information on this story, please contact Wayne Wiedrich, Operations Engineer, at 701.577.6368 or waynew@ci.williston.nd.us.

The City of Williston Public Works and Engineering building is located at 1121 5th Street East, Williston, ND.