Phase SA-1 Sawyer Bridge Currently In Construction
-- UPDATE --
August 1, 2022
The existing bridge has been removed and construction of the new bridge is well under way. The north abutment and pier are complete, and work continues on the south pier with pile driving completed the week of July 24th. The south abutment pile driving will begin the week of August 7th and the abutment construction following immediately after the piles are installed. The girders are being constructed at Forterra’s Menoken, ND plant and are slated for installation this fall, the week of September 6. The preliminary roadway grading is complete off both ends of the bridge.
Phase SA-1 Sawyer Bridge
urban flood control
The Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project Preliminary Engineering Report released in 2012 looked at ways to alleviate the flood risk for the residents of Sawyer. One element of that plan included the replacement of the Highway 23 bridge in Sawyer.
Design of the Sawyer Bridge project was authorized by the SRJB and began in the fall of 2018. The new bridge will be raised and lengthened, in order to increase conveyance through the area. Engineers have completed approximately 60% of the design elements, which is depicted in the rendering below. A public meeting was held in Sawyer on July 18, 2019 to discuss the 60% plan and proposed detour routes.