Construction continues on several projects within the City of Fargo which will enhance the flood protection to be provided after the FM Area Diversion Project is built. In addition, the construction of replacement homes in Oxbow, ND is progressing at a healthy pace.
In Fargo, walls are going up on the 2nd Street North Pump Station and the 4th Street North Pump station. The pump stations are part of the Diversion’s levee system throughout the City of Fargo, which are crucial parts of the overall flood protection plan as they allow for safe passage of flood waters through town.
Sewer utility installation is set to begin at the end of April on the 4th Street Pump Station.
Construction continues on the Oxbow-Hickson-Bakke ring levee project. The area within the ring levee is available for displaced residents to rebuild their homes. Seven replacement homes are currently under construction, with much more home construction expected this summer.
The ring levee around the City of Oxbow and the communities of Hickson and Bakke will provide the 196 existing residences with increased flood protection and also mitigate the impacts from the operation of the Diversion Project. In addition, the project will provide an opportunity for growth within the Kindred School district and a mitigation solution for staging area residents
- BRRWD grants permit for FM Area Diversion Project — November 6, 2020
- ND State Engineer Approves Mitigation Plan for FM Area Diversion Project; Document outlines how Project will Mitigate Impacted Properties — June 2, 2020
- Minnesota DNR Issues Final Agency Decision upholding permit to construct the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Project — February 10, 2021
- Interstate 29 Road Raise Project Ready for Construction — November 3, 2020 https://fmdiversion.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/I-29-Project-Map.png