The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Metro Flood Diversion Authority and the North Dakota Department of Transportation invite the community to attend an open house to learn more about the upcoming I-29 grade raise project May 26, 5-8 p.m. at the Hickson Community Center in Hickson, North Dakota.
The I-29 grade raise project is part of the Fargo, North Dakota / Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. It consists of a grade raise of I-29 for approximately 4 miles to bring the roadway out of the 500-year flood elevation. The project extends from south of Exit 50 (Hickson Interchange) to north of Exit 54 (Davenport/Oxbow Interchange) and includes an up and-over where I-29 crosses the southern embankment near the Wild Rice River, bridge construction and replacement, a temporary by-pass, as well as work on adjacent county roads 18 and 81 in the vicinity of Oxbow.
Attendees will have an opportunity to engage representatives from the Corps of Engineers, the Metro Flood Diversion Authority, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the contractor, Industrial Builders Inc., on the work and schedule for project. There will be no formal presentation.
The Corps is working in partnership with the cities of Fargo and Moorhead and the Metro Flood Diversion Authority on the Fargo, North Dakota / Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. This project will provide flood risk reduction for more than 230,000 people and 70 square miles of infrastructure in the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Horace and Harwood.
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Release no. 21-043