In Fargo, pilot project to bury alley overhead utilities approved

Here in Minot, the City is proud of our downtown infrastructure project. And appropriately so — it was a big project and the improvements were long needed. But from a critical perspective — we did a great job on our underground infrastructure like water, sewer, and storm sewer, but we missed on the overhead stuff — the electrical.

Perhaps that was intentional; it certainly saved us money. There’s no doubt adding the electrical component would have made an already expensive project much more so. But still, we have a mostly new downtown with one component of our critical infrastructure lagging. In Fargo, they’ve recognized the need to update their electrical system and they’re starting with a small project to see how it works. Get the full story from inForum.

And if you’re not familiar with the topic, next time you’re downtown and walk by an alley, look up.

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Barry Amundson, InForum


Josh Wolsky

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