In 2006 Wold Engineering, P.C. completed the construction phase of a 2 mile stretch of NDSH 5 through the City of Bottineau. Our firm was involved with this project since the early planning stages. The project consisted of widening the existing road and adding a continuous turning lane throughout the urban portion of the project. Two structures were replaced within the project as well as the re-alignment of Railroad Avenue to help with the truck traffic. A shared use path was incorporated into the design and runs parallel to the road project. The construction phase of this project was completed in segments to allow for traffic flow. Two separate detours were in place that allowed traffic flow through the City of Bottineau and redirecting the truck traffic around the city. In addition to the preliminary engineering, survey and design, our firm prepared the concept report, scheduled and held public input meetings and public hearings as well as right-of-way acquisition negotiations & construction easement coordination with the residences and businesses.
The existing storm sewer along the project was upgraded to meet the design standards. A combination of inlets, manholes and storm sewer mains were constructed along the urban portion of this project to handle the drainage. The placement of the storm drain helped the water flow, eliminated the deep ditches along Hwy 5 that created saftey and odor problems and allowed for beautification of the corridor. The ditch areas that were removed between Highway 5 and the Frontage road now showcase a Shared Use Path that runs parallel with Highway 5 through Bottineau. This project also consisted of grading, surfacing, storm & sanitary sewer drains, curb & gutter, lighting, signing and markings.