Last of the repairs to damaged intersection signals to be done this week
Posted on 8/28/2012
The last non-functioning intersection signal to be repaired within the City of Minot, at 13th Street SE and Burdick Expressway, should be finished this week. Repairs started this spring on ten intersection signals, as well as pedestrian crossings and flashing lights damaged by the 2011 Mouse River flood. The bulk of the work, by crews from Main Electric, was completed over the past seven weeks.
"We are glad that Main Electric was able to complete this work ahead of schedule and that the pedestrian crossing signals by elementary schools were completed prior to the first day of school," said Stephanie Harman, traffic engineer for the City of Minot.
The last steps in the scheduled signal replacement project will include putting in new cables at two intersection signals that have long been operational: 3rd St. SE and Central Ave. and 9th St. SE and Burdick Expressway.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Minot is responsible for the traffic signal replacement project as the damaged signals are along federal-aid roads and could not be permanently fixed using FEMA funds. The City of Minot followed the required state and federal highway procedures and standards in repairing the intersection signals.
Permanent repairs to street lights along federal-aid roads started in early August and the contractor plans to have most, if not all, of the lights repaired by the end of August. The repairs include close to 200 street lights damaged by the flood.