Ribbon cutting marks end of 3-year downtown revitalization project


After three years, the City of Minot celebrated on October 9 the completion of its downtown infrastructure improvements project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Main Street. The project is one of the largest reconstruction efforts ever seen by the City of Minot, which replaced miles of streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lighting as well as water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes. The city began designing the infrastructure in 2013 led by HEI teamed with MWH Global.

Minot Downtown Ribbon Cutting Ceremony October 2017
The amount of new, shared city infrastructure is a critical component of the overall Downtown Improvements Project. The work accomplished on all three phases of the project included the
following items:

  • 12,974 linear feet of water main
  • 9,157 linear feet of sanitary sewer main
  • 10,827 linear feet of storm sewer main
  • 12,912 cubic yards of concrete street pavement (approx. 1,300 truckloads)
  • 3,311 cubic yards of concrete sidewalk (approx. 335 truckloads)
  • 3,298 cubic yards of concrete curb and gutter (approx. 330 truckloads)
  • 143,293 linear feet of electrical wire (more than 27 miles!)
  • 157 LED street lights
  • 84 benches
  • 32 trash receptacles
  • 18 bike racks
  • 826 sign posts
  • Connect 156 separate domestic water service lines and 254 sanitary sewer service lines
Minot Downtown Ribbon Cutting
In total, the three years of construction, as well as engineering and construction management will cost approximately $34.75 million. The project is being funded by multiple sources, including the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the form of an $18 million disaster recovery grant, a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery fund of $4.34 million, $1.25 million in State Water Commission funds, as well as storm sewer and street lighting district special assessments, utility bonds, and state surge funding.

Information to the nearly 200 impacted businesses and hundreds of residents who live downtown was done through Facebook, a project website, or in face-to-face meetings by Odney and HEI.

Minot Downtown ribbon cutting ceremony
A huge thank you to the ND Congressional Delegation, state and local partners, and especially to the downtown businesses. Come enjoy downtown Minot!