Update: January 2023
The design and coordination with NDDOT, the City of Velva, the SRJB, and the USACE continue moving forward on this project. Comments received from the NDDOT on the 60% plans have been incorporated into design. Possible construction phasing options were discussed with the NDDOT, and the results of those discussions have been incorporated in the plans. The environmental documentation will be completed in the spring of 2023 with approvals expected in early summer of the same year. Right of Way activities will continue throughout the winter of 2022-2023 with finalization in the Spring prior to the project being let, this project is scheduled to start construction in 2023.
Phase VE-1 Velva Bridge
urban flood control
In 2012, the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project Preliminary Engineering Report was released. This document addressed flood risk reduction measures for populated areas throughout the Mouse River Basin. One recommendation within that report included the replacement of the Highway 41 bridge in Velva.
Design of the Velva Bridge project began in the fall of 2018. Initial plans for the new bridge include raising and lengthening it, in order to increase conveyance through the area.
Design is anticipated to be completed in 2022. It is anticipated that the Velva bridge replacement project could be bid in early 2023 with construction to start in the same year.