Burlington, N.D. – The Souris River Joint Board (SRJB) celebrated the groundbreaking for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) Phase BU-1A Burlington Colton Avenue Bridge Replacement Project today in Burlington.
Burlington Mayor Jeanine Kabanuk stated “Though these are the first steps our community will be able to physically see, this project has been in the works since shortly after the flood in 2011. Much planning and hard work by Souris River Joint Board Officials, City of Burlington officials and staff, Ward County, the engineering teams and the contractors has gone into bringing us here today.”
The project was awarded earlier this spring to Swingen Construction with the low bid of $5,744,240. Work has begun to clear the area and relocate utilities. Colton Avenue Bridge closed May 28 and will be closed through the duration of the project. Cherry Street from Willow to Colton will also be closed.
Project details include the removal and replacement of the existing bridge. The new bridge will be raised and lengthened to create better conveyance. A minor realignment of Cherry Street and grade adjustments to Colton Avenue are also included in this phase.
Construction is expected to be completed this fall.
For more information about the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, visit www.mouseriverplan.com, or visit us on Facebook at Mouse River Plan.