WEST FARGO —The city of West Fargo will hold a public update meeting at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, in the commission chambers of City Hall to discuss updates for the north Sheyenne Street urban corridor reconstruction project.
The meeting will be for a public update, but public comments will not be taken, city staff said in a news release.
During this meeting, city staff will discuss project updates on the completion of phase one and impacts to the surrounding areas for work in phase two.
The $10.5 million project began as the Sheyenne Road Diet but changed to include replacing aging infrastructure such as improvements to water mains, sanitary sewer and storm sewer throughout the corridor that either is approaching the end of its service life or is undersized. The utility replacement work was not initially part of this project, but the CAIMP study results made it apparent that these utility replacements were necessary.
Under the original plans for the project, it will also add streetscaping to strengthen the area’s destination appeal and improve walkability and safety. This portion, which received $2.37 million in funds through a grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, includes new concrete, curb and gutter, diagonal and parallel parking, curb bulb outs, planters, furniture and focus areas for future amenities like public art.
The current anticipated total project cost is $10.45 million, including construction costs, land acquisitions, utility relocations, engineering, consulting services and administrative fees for legal and financial services. To cover these costs, the city will utilize a funding plan that includes $1,834,000 in capital improvement sales tax, $1,200,000 in economic development sales tax, $2,216,000 in water and sewer utility fee revenues, $2,377,446 in a NDDOT Urban Grant, $1 million in Prairie Dog Funds and $1,822,554 in special assessments.
The Special Assessment Commission will meet when the project is complete to allocate and levy special assessments for final project costs. These pending assessments will also be available per property on https://www.westfargond.gov/518/Property-Information.