Minot, N.D. – Flood protection contractors are executing one of the largest concrete pours to date today, this will form lower walls of the Broadway Pump Station on the MI-1 4th Avenue flood protection project in Minot. The work started at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will take most of the day to accomplish. Once finished, the walls will be between 1.5 and 4 feet thick, and measure 26 feet high. It is estimated that 410 cubic yards of concrete will be needed, the equivalent of more than 40 truckloads.
“It’s nice to see that contractors are taking advantage of warmer than average weather to catch up on their scheduled timeline of work in this area.” said David Ashley, Souris River Joint Board chairman. “Once the Maple Diversion is complete, this pump station will collect the storm water runoff from 2,260 acres of Minot – almost all of north Minot. With the underground utility work being done over the next couple of years, all that new piping and consequent water runoff will be directed to the pump station and not have to go through the base of the floodwalls. This makes the floodwalls, homes and businesses even more secure.”
The Broadway Pump Station, a storm water pump station at the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue, makes up a substantial piece of the Phase MI-1 4th Avenue floodwall project, and when finished will be able to pump 180,000 gallons of water per minute.
Park Construction anticipates substantial completion of the pump station in 2019. Once completed, the Broadway Pump Station will be one of, if not the largest storm water pump station in the state.
The Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue enhanced flood protection project is a six block stretch of levees, floodwalls, a new sanitary lift station, and a major storm water pump station from just west of Broadway to the east side of Third Street NE.
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