Dickinson is expected to be one big construction zone this summer. In an effort to keep the public informed, the Dickinson City Commission unanimously approved a contract for DLN Consulting to serve as a public information officer for construction projects for the next two seasons. “This summer is going to be — the majority of those projects are going to be under construction, some of them already are and others will take place throughout the year,” City Administrator Shawn Kessel said. Road, sewer and water projects are expected to make travel difficult through the construction season, and
* Jonathan Quintana, 28, of Dickinson, was arrested at Cenex on 15th Street for possession of a controlled substance, synthetic marijuana, Dickinson Police Capt. Dave Wilkie said. Quintana had been passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle for roughly two hours on Saturday morning before the call came in.
Once the ground thaws, Dickinson will be under construction. City staff presented several water, sewer, road and subdivision projects to the Dickinson City Commission at its regular meeting at City Hall that will break ground or continue in 2014. These include the State Avenue overpass, water and sewer mains on the city’s west side, continued construction in West Ridge — the commercial and residential development where Menards is located — and continuation of the truck bypass route linking Interstate 94 to North Dakota Highway 22 from the west to the north. “Some of them have final plat app
The railroad overpass planned for State Avenue will be welcome for some as there will be no more waiting for trains on the west side of town. But for many businesses that will be losing access to the street, the options to provide alternative access fall short. At a public hearing during the regular meeting of the Dickinson City Commission, several business managers and owners, as well as residents in the area, spoke out against one or both of the preferred routes provided by the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The commission is tasked to tell the NDDOT its preferred route, but t
Anyone caught for an extended period of time at the railroad crossing along State Avenue knows the planned overpass there will be a welcome addition for west Dickinson drivers who travel north or south. However, several businesses and residents at or near the intersection of State Avenue and Villard Street expect to have their access to State Avenue cut off as the road rises above the railroad. While the city does not have final say over which plan is implemented by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, it is allowed to make recommendations.