Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown City Council met in Special Session on Wednesday at 1:30-p.m.. at City Hall.  All members were present.

I-94 Exit 257 – Draft Decision Document:

The City Council voted to approve the alternate plan to keep open I-94 Exit 257 open, and install traffic signals and perform bridge work on Highway 281 over I-94, and mill and overlay of the frontage road.


The vote was unanimous.   Watch Video here online and on CSi Channel 67.

With the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program State Transportation Improvement Project List.

Mayor Andersen said the city receives $850,000 per year in federal funds, through the NDDOT,at an 80 federal 20 city, split in costs.

She said the city currently has $4.3 million not spent in federal dollars.

In 2019 the 17th Street Southwest project will not be included, instead be put into the city’s mill and overlay project.

In 2020 the projects of the bridges on 5th Street and 4th Avenue Northwest will be the responsibility of Stutsman County.


The priority discussed was for 2020 for  the 12th Avenue and 3rd Street Southeast railroad grade separation project, with the majority of the project in 2020.

Council Member Gumke said he favors that project being number one on the priority list.

Council Member Phillips also agreed.

Mayor Andersen moved to list the 12th Avenue and 3rd Street project for as the priority for 2020, the 17th Avenue Southwest, I-94 overpass project to 2025, and eliminate other projects.

The priority list needs to be submitted by the city.

The Council voted 3-2 in favor of the priority, with Council Members Brubakken, and Buchanan voting in opposition.



With bids for the Water Treatment Plant Roofing Project, the City Council approved the bid of Lindfoot  in the amount of $195, 674.

The meeting was shown live on CSi 67, followed by replays.