Valley City, N.D. – The 9th Avenue Northwest improvement project took a step forward after the Valley City commission approved of a concrete option at an estimated cost of $4.6 million on Monday.
Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson engineer Chad Petersen says concrete requires less maintenance compared to asphalt and has a 30 year lifetime.
Petersen says a 5 foot sidewalk and a 10 foot bike path will be on the east side of the road from main to 12th street northwest.
City commissioner Jon Wagar says the concrete option makes sense especially with the possibility of future truck traffic.
Work on the 9th Avenue reconstruction project is expected to start in May or June.
The road took a pounding from heavy truck traffic during the flood fights of 2009 & 2011 in Valley City.
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