Improvements to 16th Avenue scheduled to begin Monday

 Unknown Image WILLISTON, N.D. – On Monday, July 13, construction work will begin at the intersection of 26th Street West and 16th Avenue West located by Dakota Park.

BEK Consulting, hired by the City of Williston and working in cooperation with Alliance Consulting, will remove and reconstruct the existing intersection.

Work involved in this process includes the removal and replacement of existing sidewalks, asphalt, streetlights, some trees, and storm sewer structures.

Detour routes will be marked and will include from 26th Street West heading West, a reroute to 15th Avenue West, and when heading East on 26th Street, a reroute to 11th Avenue West.

The intersection is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, August 15th barring any extreme weather delays.

“We are aware that school is set to resume the following week and we will be working hard to stay on schedule,” emphasized Wayne Wiedrich, Public Works Operations Engineer. “This is an important area that sees a lot of traffic and the remodeled area will result in a key connection point.”

Reconstruction work will result in the start of the new 16th Avenue West extension that will connect 26th Street West to 42nd Street through the Sloulin Field redevelopment area.

“The redevelopment of Sloulin Field offers a unique opportunity to transform the way our city is connected and how it will develop into the future,” stated David Tuan, City Administrator. “We are excited to open up this corridor and bring access to developable land at a critical time in Williston’s growth.”

In addition to the intersection at 26th Street West and 16th Avenue West, ongoing reconstruction work provided by Spearfish Excavating continues at 34th Street West.

Once leading to Sloulin International Airport, now the future home of the Upper Missouri River Regional Dispatch Center, 34th Street West is being expanded.

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

For more information, please visit www.cityofwilliston.com, call 701.577.8100, or stop by 22 East Broadway, Williston, ND.