Street Maintenance Planned for Missouri Drive & Lohstreter Areas in 2024

Dec. 22, 2023 –The City of Mandan plans preventative street maintenance projects annually to keep streets in good condition, typically this is done through a chip seal and surface treatment. This helps prolong the need for a total reconstruction project, which could cost much more than a maintenance project.

The City Commission recently considered the 2024 street improvement project:

Area 1 is north of Main Street and west of I-94 (between Mandan Ave and Missouri Drive NE). Project plans include areas of full-depth reconstruction, mill and overlay, or chip seal.

Area 2 is in the Lohstreter area of Mandan (west of 10th Ave NW, north of Third Street NW, to the west of Lincoln Place). The project scope includes areas of full-depth reconstruction, mill and overlay, chip seal and water main reconstruction.

Project costs. Total project cost is estimated at $9.4M. The City will seek partial funding for all eligible water items through the North Dakota Department of Water Resources, estimated at $1.6M. The remaining $499,000 for water and sewer items will be covered by the water and sewer utility fund. The City Commission approved a 20% buy down of the roadway reconstruction portions with Municipal Infrastructure Funds (aka Prairie Dog Funds), estimated at about $866,000. The remaining amount is to be special assessed to benefiting properties in the district. City Engineer Jarek Wigness presented on the special assessment district at the Dec. 19 City Commission meeting. Assessment costs for the district are estimated between $12,000-$20,000 per lot, depending on the work being done adjacent to the benefitting property. Final distribution of assessments will be determined by City Commission at the conclusion of the project after review and approval by the Special Assessment Commission.

Letters for individual properties’ assessments will soon be mailed to each property. These letters are sent as a courtesy to inform property owners of the district, project information, estimated costs and protest period. A 30-day protest period begins Jan. 3. Residents may submit a letter of protest to the Engineering Department by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. Consideration of sufficiency of protests and a public hearing are scheduled for the Feb. 6 City Commission meeting.

A public meeting is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Roosevelt Elementary School from 6-8 p.m. for residents to learn more about the project.

If approved, the majority of construction will take place in 2024. Please contact the Engineering Department at 701-667-3225 with questions.