Casselton shared use path construction expected fall 2024

The city’s largest shared use path project will be constructed in segments in order to maximize the use of federal and state grant funds.
At its March 11 regular monthly meeting, the full council approved a Public Works Committee recommendation to approve construction of the path in two segments. Segment 1 will extend from the intersection of Langer Ave. and Cottonwood Drive to Prairie Skies south entrance at 13th St. The second segment will continue south from 13th St. to 37th St. SE near Gordy’s Travel Plaza.
On February 20, the Public Works Committee, including city council members Joan Carvell and Luke Faleide and City Public Works Director Kevin Mayer met with engineers from Moore Engineering to review the project. At that time committee members heard from engineers that the ND Department of Transportation recommended splitting the project to assist with the bidding process and capitalize on potential funding.
The city has made several grant applications and is awaiting grant timelines for notification this spring. The federal share of Segment 1 and 2 is estimated at $694,670. The local share is estimated at $350,330.
The final plans for the project are due by April 5. City Engineer Brandon Oye told the council he anticipates a July 1 bid date with construction possibly starting this fall. Oye said there is potential for late bridge installation at Swan Creek due to short lead time.

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