Jamestown  (CSi)  The public got a close up look Tuesday Nov 5 at City Hall of the proposed Downtown Jamestown traffic flows under the Road Diet Plans.  Highlights:

  • Aesthetic appeal, pedestrian friendly, wider driving lane
  • Reduce from 4 lanes to 2 lanes with center left turn lane
  • Bulb-outs (bump-outs) at corners of intersection
  • Remove all but 1 traffic signal on 1st (keep 1 at Library)
  • Project from 4th Av & 5th St NW to 8th St S on 1st Ave
  • Cost $3.076 million

Video as aired on CSi TV 10 – The Replay Channel

Interstate Engineering’s Ben Aaseth says the project’s design is geared to provide a better aesthetic appeal, be  more pedestrian friendly, in the downtown area, while providing wider driving lanes and parking lanes. The plan is to reduce conflict points between pedestrians and motorists.  The plan changes 1st Ave from 2 lanes northbound and 2 lanes south, to 1 lane each direction with a center left turn lane.


You can also email ben.aaseth@interstateeng.com with “Public Input Meeting” in the subject heading.

Aaseth pointed out that the project begins on 5th Street Northwest, and continues east to 1st Avenue then south on main street.

The outlined plan includes each traffic lane 12 feet wide, with a 12 foot space for parking on main street. He says this would make Jamestown compliant with the amount of traffic along main, with an estimated count of 12,000 vehicles daily.

The plan eliminates all but one traffic light on main street, and that one will remain at the intersection at the Posthouse, at 3rd Street Southwest.

The project is estimated to cost, $3.076 million, with the project paid for with a grant of a federal share of $2.4 million, the state share at $275,978 State, and $361,522.

Aaseth says when final project approval is given, preliminary work would start in July 2020 and finish that Fall .

Written comments are being accepted through November 20, 2019.

Send to:

Project Engineer, Interstate Engineering
PO Box 2035
Jamestown, ND 58401

You can also email ben.aaseth@interstateeng.com with “Public Input Meeting” in the subject heading.

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Previously…

Bismarck (NDDOT)  The Jamestown City Council will hold a public input meeting on Tuesday November 5, 2019 from 5-pm to 7-pm with the formal presentation at 5:30-p.m., at City Hall. The meeting concerns the proposed Road Diet on First Avneue, to redesign and construct US Highway 52 in Jamestown.

On Monday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable2, Mayor Dwaine Heinrich said, the meeting is designed to allow for public input.  The project consists of the road diet, signal modifications, bump-outs, sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, bike racks, benches, trash & recycling receptacles, landscaping, LED lighting, and storm sewer.

Project members will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

If unable to attend, written statements or comments about the project must be mailed by November 20th to:

Project Engineer, Interstate Engineering
PO Box 2035
Jamestown, ND 58401

You can also email ben.aaseth@interstateeng.com with “Public Input Meeting” in the subject heading.