WILLISTON, N.D. – The intersection of 26th Street and 16th Avenue West, initially scheduled to reopen on Saturday, August 15, will reopen Wednesday, August 26 barring any extreme weather complications.
Last week, areas of subgrade – ground beneath a roadway – were discovered to be too soft and had to be repaired prior to continuing to the paving process.
“It wasn’t our intention to have the area closed this long, but circumstances crop up that have to be addressed in order to proceed safely,” explained Wayne Wiedrich, Operations Engineer. “Our priority is to get that critical path back open and meet that August 27 school deadline.”
Curb and gutter work in the intersection is complete and Knife River concrete crews are continuing to pour curb and gutter heading north.
Knife River will begin paving this Monday, August 24 at the latest.
Once open, the intersection will allow for east and west traffic only on 26th Street.
The 16th Avenue block between 25th and 26th Streets will remain closed until the existing storm sewer is upgraded.
In addition to the 26th Street and 16th Avenue intersection, ancillary work is proceeding on 18th Street.
Gate valves and manholes are being adjusted and road striping, which will take place under traffic, is scheduled for Monday, August 31.
To view ongoing construction areas throughout the City of Williston, please visit the 2020 Construction Map at: https://bit.ly/Construction2020.
For future updates, please follow the City of Williston on Facebook (@cityofwilliston), Instagram (@cityofwilliston), and LinkedIn.
The City of Williston Public Works and Engineering building is located at 1121 5th Street East, Williston, ND.