Jul 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm
It may be slightly behind schedule but transportation officials say work is progressing on the 32nd avenue road construction project in grand forks. One of the busiest corridors in the city has been getting a facelift for most of the summer. Some residents and city leaders have questioned the patchwork pavement and remaining cracks as a sign that little work is being done on the three-and-a-half million dollar upgrade. City engineer al grasser told members of the safety-service committee that this project is complicated given that portions of the concrete date back to the 1970's. He says some cracks will be stitched with metal pins and covered with an asphalt overlay.
Les nohre of the d-o-t says if the entire stretch of roadway were reconstructed it would probably be four to five years out and cost over 20 million dollars. the work is expected to be completed in late august. a video to update drivers on the construction project will be posted on the city’s website.