Valley City Streetscape Bidding Process on Hold Until October


VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The Streetscape project in Valley City is on hold following the bid opening on May 11th.

KLJ engineer Chad Petersen said there was one bid submitted, that bid was $400,000 dollars over the projected estimate. The bid came in at $2.3 million instead of the $1.9 million dollar estimate.

Petersen said according to a NDDOT official the city will be allowed to rebid the project in October. Mayor Dave Carlsrud and other city officials believe the bidding process will be more competitive in the fall.

But, Valley City resident Sue Judd doesn’t support the current proposal to have bump outs at every intersection in downtown Valley City.

The city commission approved a motion to rebid the Streetscape project in October on a 3 to one vote during their regular meeting on May 15th. City Commissioner Mike Bishop voted against the motion.

Valley City resident Sherly Solberg had this comment about the future of Valley City and the Main Street Initiative. Click below to view her comment.

Sherly Solberg of Valley City

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