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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Requests Your Input on Construction Survey

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Due to the deep stress related to COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is tracking the effects on the construction sector across the Ninth District, a region that includes Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, northwestern Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are partnering with construction associations in your state to collect insights on the pandemic’s effect on the sector.

Please take this 5-minute survey to help the Minneapolis Fed and President Neel Kashkari better understand effects on the construction sector. This feedback, in turn, will help the Federal Reserve System shape monetary policy to help businesses weather this economic shock. If you get this survey from multiple sources, please respond to the survey only once.

All survey responses are anonymous. After the survey closes, we will share findings with partnering organizations (that sent you this survey) and publish a summary article on the Bank website (see article on May survey here). To maintain anonymity, please do not include any self-identifying information in any comments.

The Minneapolis Fed greatly appreciates your time and valuable insights, and we wish you and your business good health and resilience going forward.

SDDOT 2021-2024 STIP Developement Meetings

Monday, June 29, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic and social distancing requirements all public STIP meetings will be conducted by way of a conference call in 2020.  Please take a moment to watch the presentations prior to the scheduled conference call.  Thank you. Click here for pre-recorded presentations and documents

• July 7, 2020 – Conference Call for Aberdeen Region 7:00pm CDT
Aberdeen Region generally includes: Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Hyde, Hand, Kingsbury, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink Counties.

• July 8, 2020 – Conference Call for Mitchell Region 7:00pm CDT
Mitchell Region generally includes: Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Turner, Union, Yankton Counties.

• July 9, 2020 – Conference Call for Rapid City Region 7:00pm MDT
Rapid City Region generally includes: Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakota, Perkins, Pennington Counties.

• July 14, 2020 – Conference Call for Pierre Region 7:00pm CDT
Pierre Region generally includes: Bennett, Corson, Campbell, Dewey, Haakon, Hughes, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth, Ziebach Counties.

ND Draft 2021-2024 STIP ready for public comment until July 16, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

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STIP Draft Document

House Wraps Surface Transportation Bill into Infrastructure Package (AASHTO Journal)

Monday, June 29, 2020
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White House opposes $1.5 trillion House infrastructure measure (Reuters)

Monday, June 29, 2020
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NAPA Upcoming Webinars

Sunday, June 28, 2020

PaveXpress: How to Perform a Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in 3 Simple Steps
Date: Thursday, July 9, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT

Key Takeaways:

  • The learner will be able to describe how the PerRoad module can impact their pavement design practices.
  • The learner will be able to list the steps in performing a PerRoad analysis.
  • The learner will be able to describe the key inputs required to perform a mechanistic-empirical design using the PaveXpress PerRoad module.

Registration: FREE
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NAPA Member Briefing

Prepare and Protect - A Risk Management Series: Alternative Contracting Methods - Different Ways to Allocate Risks
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Daniel D’Angelo, P.E., PMI-RMP, Principal Civil Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the organizational structure differences between different contracting methods.
  • Learn how risks are allocated among the parties in different alternative contracting methods.
  • Know the list of major considerations used in selecting an alternative contracting method.

Registration: FREE
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June is Move Over Awareness Month (SDDOT)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

This is a reminder for motorists to move over when approaching vehicles displaying flashing amber, yellow, red and blue lights. 

Ride a long with Bryon as he explains driver responsibility for this life-saving Move Over law.

North Dakota DOT Launches Updated Travel Information Map (NDDOT)

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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FHWA EDC News - Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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North Dakota Construction Work

Saturday, June 27, 2020

NDDOT urges drivers to use extra caution traveling through work zones this holiday weekend

US 52 temporarily closed from Velva to ND 14 next week

Passing lanes on I-94 near Fargo temporarily closed beginning Monday

Load restriction change to Highway 50 near Alamo

Construction on ND 200 near Hensler to begin next Wednesday

Passing lanes on I-94 near Fargo temporarily closed beginning Monday

Construction begins next week on I-29 Interstate bridges over BNSF railroad at M.P. 114, or 3 miles north of Exit 111 (Mayville Interchange)

Construction begins today on I-94 business Loop interchange to 10th Avenue E in Dickinson

Load restriction lifted on ND Highway 20 today

Traffic switch scheduled at Long X Bridge project

Construction work to begin on Four Bears Bridge on June 15

Load restrictions lifted on ND Highways 1, 35 and 40

Construction scheduled to begin on I-94 from South Heart to Hebron

Construction scheduled to begin on I-94 from Streeter exit 228 to Cleveland exit 238

NDDOT launches updated travel information map

Construction begins Wednesday on ND 8 from Halliday to Twin Buttes

NDDOT wins its first perpetual pavement award

Construction project to begin Monday from Scranton to Reeder

Traffic to shift tomorrow on the US Highway 2 construction project near Grand Forks

Virtual Public Input Meeting to be held June 1 to discuss proposed improvements to ND Highway 11

NDDOT and partners officially kick-off construction season

Construction underway on ND Highway 83 from Bismarck to Wilton

Construction to begin Monday on I-94 west of Grant Marsh Bridge

Load restrictions lifted on Highway 22 in SW Region

Construction begins tomorrow on the Sheyenne River Bridge in Lisbon

Water near ND 56 south of Gackle

Construction project underway on US Highway 2 between Grand Forks and Emerado

Construction begins May 4 on westbound Highway 2 between Blaisdell and Berthold

Construction begins May 4 on ND Highway 18 south of Mayville

Traffic to shift to west roadway on US 85 south of Watford City beginning Thursday

Construction begins next week on ND Hwy 22 near New England

Construction begins today on US 83 NW bypass in Minot

Construction begins today on I-94 Business Loop in Dickinson

Construction work taking place on ND 1804 east of Williston

Construction begins Monday on US Highway 2 in Devils Lake

Construction begins today on I-94 Business Loop in Dickinson

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