Glyndon Water and Sewage Improvments

This rural town in north-central Minnesota was overdue for several infrastructure repairs, including reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of highway into a segment of city street with a multipurpose trail and sidewalk. Glyndon’s 50-year-old cast-iron wastewater collection piping was also in need of replacement.

Ulteig was selected by the Clay County Highway Department and City of Glyndon to complete design and construction for this entire project. During 2017, work began with taking the main arterial rural section of roadway and converting it to an urban section by widening and lowering it, adding a curb and gutter system, and incorporating a sidewalk on one side and a bike path on the other. Utilities beneath the roadway had to be lowered and regraded since they did not meet cover
requirements. The water distribution system within the reconstruction area also required replacement to ensure sufficient storm water drainage.

When this major renovation is completed in 2018, it will dramatically improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow through town, making Glyndon a more appealing prospect for potential new businesses and homeowners.

Ulteig designed a first-of-its-kind pretreatment system for waste generated at a rest area along I-94 managed by the North Dakota Department of Transportation. This innovative system can be easily modified for almost any rest area location at half the cost of other treatment alternatives. During construction, Ulteig also made facility updates to meet new ADA accessibility requirements.

The project timeline was significantly compressed but completed on schedule, in order to address concerns from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the work might affect nearby nesting birds and migrating whooping cranes