Construction Updates for downtown businesses

The City of Minot Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project is currently in the third year of a three-year project. This is a City of Minot effort to improve the basic underground and aboveground infrastructure in the heart of Minot. The project includes replacing miles of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes, concrete paved street, curb and gutters, sidewalks, and street lighting within roughly 26 city blocks in Downtown Minot. 

Much of the water, sewer, sanitary sewer and other below ground infrastructure in Downtown Minot is between 75 and 100 years-old. Many of these pipes are too small for anticipated growth and upgrades to downtown, and have simply lived beyond their original design life. These upgrades are sorely needed to keep the heart of the Magic City thriving.

The design phase of the project finished in the winter of 2014-2015. The engineering team in charge of the design work is a joint venture between Houston Engineering and MWH Americas. Strata Corporation Inc. won the public bid for the 2015 phase of construction. Keller Paving and Landscaping was awarded the public bid for construction that occured in 2016 and part of 2017. The third phase of work was awarded to Wagner Construction, and is set to wrap up by the end of September 2017.