Today, the North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the City of Valley City, representatives from the offices of Senator Hoeven, Senator Cramer, and other state and local officials celebrated the completion of Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.
The makeover of Central Avenue between Main Street and 12th Street consisted of preventative maintenance work on the roadway, updated lighting, ADA compliant sidewalks and other aesthetic improvements. The project was one of four projects awarded through the Urban Grant Program in 2018 at NDDOT.
“As part of the Urban Grant Program, NDDOT worked with city officials in Valley City to update this corridor and provide a more pedestrian friendly downtown,” says Bill Panos, NDDOT Director. “The improvements to this area not only look great, but will serve the community and businesses for years to come.”
Two public input meetings were conducted and the city along with NDDOT came up with the best design solution for the project. Construction began this spring and concluded this fall, with cooperation with motorists and area businesses.
“The improvements completed to downtown Valley City not only improve access to area businesses, but updates the corridor making downtown a destination for residents and visitors to our beautiful city,” says Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud.
In total, approximately $2.4 million was invested into the project. Next year, further improvements are planned for downtown Valley City on the remainder of Central Avenue to the Sheyenne River along with a portion of Main Street.