Mickelson Field Area
In an emergency flood fight, the City of Fargo must install a temporary earthen levee on Oak Street from 8 Avenue North to 11 Avenue North. In an effort to reduce the reliance of temporary measures during emergency flood fighting efforts, the City, with assistance from Houston Engineering, has developed a project plan that will construct a large earthen levee in Mickelson Field along with constructing a new storm sewer lift station structure. The design has been developed & refined with input from the Fargo Park District & the surrounding neighbors to try and reduce the impacts to the existing park facilities.
Two public neighborhood meetings were held on July 12, 2012 & November 19, 2012. At these meetings, City staff received comments on the design layout & these comments were incorporated into the design as much as possible.
The City of Fargo applied for a grant in 2012 to cover up to 75% of the construction costs for this project. It is anticipated that the City will find out in the first months of 2013 if we were successful in receiving grant funding for the project. If we are successful in receiving the grant funding, it is anticipated that the construction would start in 2013 and wrap up in 2014. If construction on the project was to begin prior to grant award the city would be denied grant funding.