Start of work on the River Road project; landslides road closed in recent years | Local News for Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota


Work on a project to address issues facing the Bismarck portion of River Road began Monday, more than a year after landslides temporarily closed sections of the road north in Burleigh County.

Part of the road north of Fraine Barracks Road is closed to traffic due to construction.

Construction includes roadway rehabilitation and slope stability improvements north of the Grant Marsh Bridge, Bismarck Town Engineer Gabe Schell said.

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The city board approved a low bid of $ 1.1 million from Strata Corp in April. for the project. The contractor has 35 days to complete the reconstruction between Keelboat Park and Burnt Boat Drive, Schell said. Keelboat Park is currently accessible from Main Avenue.

The slope stability project was prepared by Terracon Consultants, which the city hired to monitor part of River Road where a crack formed in July 2019. The company also surveyed a section of the road north of the Grant Marsh Bridge and noticed some ground instability. surrounding it. Two landslides have temporarily closed the route in recent years – one in December 2019 and one in March 2020.

After the 35 day period, Strata will have 14 days to complete the grinding and coating work between Fraine Barracks Road and Keelboat Park. The park will be accessible from Burnt Boat Drive at that time.

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