Construction begins on Minot’s enhanced flood protection

Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection

Minot, ND
General Contractor:
Hight Construction, LLC
Souris River Joint Water Resources Board

Construction began spring 2018 on the Minot portion of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project.

It has taken years to get to this point. Efforts began in August 2011 when the Minot City Council voted to ask the State Water Commission to sponsor a flood protection project. The enormous flood of June 2011 had been far beyond what the existing flood levees could handle.

Wells Concrete is working on the Perket Ditch Pump Station, phase MI-2 and MI-3 of this project.  Phase MI-2 Napa Valley runs from the Highway 83 Bypass to 16th Street Southwest and will include levees, a road closure structure and two storm water pump stations.

Phase MI-3 Forest Road provides protection on the north side of the river between 16th Street Southwest and the end of Third Avenue Southwest, near the intersection of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and will primarily feature earthen levees.

Nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of precast was manufactured in our Grand Forks plant and erected for the Pump Station.  This includes 23 members of insulated architectural wall panels that boast two different bricks separated by an acid etch strip.

The total cost for Phases MI-1, MI-2 and MI-3 is estimated to be $99.4 million. Construction on all three phases is scheduled to be completed in 2020 and will include concrete floodwalls, large stormwater pump stations, earthen levees and a roadway closure structure.

For more information about this project, contact Matt Schimmel.