- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck-based company is facing fines of $2,500 per day for a Main Street construction project in Williston that is behind schedule.

The $10.7 million project was bid in May and was to be completed on Nov. 1. It got a late start during the wet spring, and Knife River Corp. project manager Jeffrey King told the Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/13yYQBB ) that it is several weeks behind.

“In a perfect world, we need two continuous weeks of good weather,” City Engineer Bob Hanson said.

The National Weather Service forecast shows a chance of rain or snow in the area for much of this week.

The reconstruction project has detoured people around the commercial and civic heart of Williston all summer. Knife River and its project engineer have held monthly update meetings with city residents and downtown business owners, but some say the project is hurting them financially and they’re frustrated by the delay.

“I am truly disgusted with this,” business owner Tammi Dickerson said. “As a person who could lose everything to construction, this was not thought through.”

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com


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