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ND 17 Grade Raise - Rehabilitation

Roadway improvement projects for a two-mile stretch of ND 17

  • 2


  • $3.7M

    Construction Cost

  • Near Wolford, North Dakota

    Near Wolford, North Dakota

Designing three projects in one to optimize NDDOT’s bidding and construction process

Travel along ND 17 wasn’t moving as it should. An adjacent wetland had saturated the road bed and weakened the base. Plus, wave action from high water levels undermined the roadway and eroded the shoulder slopes. The deteriorated roadway surface slowed the speed limit and extended timeframes for seasonal load restrictions.

To efficiently repair the road, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) separated the engineering design into three separate projects: grade raise, roadway widening, and subcut repair. Our team took on all three, designing the roadway’s grade raise and re-establishing and stabilizing the shoulders while mitigating impacts to the surrounding wetlands. Because the project bordered a waterfowl production area, USDOT Section 4(f) restrictions came into the picture. We kept the project on schedule with designs that avoided the need for temporary or permanent easements within this specialized area, avoiding a lengthy acquisition process and minimizing project costs.

Now complete, the three simultaneous projects and submittals gave NDDOT the flexibility to efficiently get traffic moving as it should along this stretch of ND 17.

At a Glance

North Dakota Department of Transportation
Meet Our Team

Aaron Cook, Engineer

The success of a community depends on its transportation network.

Theresa Maahs, Associate, Project Manager

Challenging projects are made manageable when you have the right resources available to you.

Russell Landphere, Project Manager

Satisfied clients are repeat clients. If you can’t satisfy your clients, someone else will.

Dale Grove, Principal

I love working with clients to help them solve their problems, especially if it requires finding new and unique ways to get it done.

Linda Brown, Senior Associate, Community Development

I work with private developers and governing entities to develop areas in communities that benefit everyone.
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John Smyth, Associate

My job is to help communities protect and restore their water resources, so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Aaron  Cook


Theresa Maahs

Associate, Project Manager

Russell Landphere

Project Manager

Dale Grove


Linda Brown

Senior Associate, Community Development

John Smyth


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