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NDDOT paving coming soon for Highway 5 to Highway 1

It has been about three years since the North Dakota Department of Transportation stopped the repaving of Highway 5 in Langdon.

Posted on 2/1/14

By Lee Coleman

At Monday’s Langdon City Commission meeting, city auditor Connie Schrader presented the commissioners with a letter she received from NDDOT assistant program engineer Chad Orn outlining the continuation of the project.

“It is the intent of NDDOT to complete the initial seal in 2014, with the project being bid on the March 14, 2014 bid opening,” Orn wrote.

On March 23, 2010, the city entered into an agreement with the NDDOT and agreed to pay 10 percent cost share for the thin lift overlay and mill and overlay.

The resumption of the project will begin at 4th Street and continue east until the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 1.

The project, according to Commission President Chuck Downs, will only include the overlay and not the curbs and gutters on Highway 5.

The estimated cost of the project to be paid by the NDDOT is $676,459 with the city’s estimated share to be $1,473 which includes 10 percent for engineering costs.

In other business, the city approved the payment of $367.90 from the economic development portion of the Langdon City Sales Tax fund for the purpose of paying the 2013 real estate tax obligation for the Cavalier County Job Development Authority Industrial Park specials.

On January 13, CCJDA executive director Shannon Duerr requested $416.55 but an adjustment was made to the approved amount.

“CCJDA transferred several additional properties to private individuals throughout 2013,” Duerr wrote in the request. “There is an option to purchase attached to the only remaining lot under our ownership. We expect that property to transfer during 2014.”

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be February 10 at 6 p.m. at city hall.

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