Campus Infrastructure Replacement, North Dakota State College of Science

Campus Infrastructure Replacement


North Dakota State College of Science


“Bolton & Menk, Inc. worked as a true partner to the Campus throughout the design and construction of this project. They took an active listening approach to our needs, wants and concerns throughout the project. With their assistance in planning and coordination with the Campus and the contractors, we did not have to cancel a single event on Campus during the project.”

– John Richman Ph.D., President


NDSCS is North Dakota's premier trade technical college. The campus was plagued by water and sewer issues due to aged infrastructure. The North Dakota State Legislature appropriated $13.3 million to address the infrastructure issues at NDSCS. The college used the funds to replace the utility infrastructure and perform a campus-wide assessment of pedestrian, ADA, parking, and traffic movement needs. The resulting recommendations from this study led to a complete a refresh of the existing system that would improve the environment for all modes of travel.

Bolton & Menk worked with campus representatives to develop and implement a variety of improvements to streamline traffic flow, provide clarity in pedestrian crossings and movements, and better manage parking throughout the campus. Enhanced pavement markings and signage complemented by curb extensions, median islands, and strategic parking restrictions added clear and concise guidance that allowed all users to safely and efficiently move and exist within the campus. Additionally, a robust public and campus information campaign was implemented, which included a project-specific website, social media and text alerts, and public/campus meetings. Because of innovative planning and engineering, the campus underwent its most important, intrusive, and disruptive project – all while maintaining full operational capacity, classes, and additional events. The campus now has state-of-the-art utilities, enhanced transportation network, and campus beautification through landscape architecture.

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota – 2018 Engineering Achievement Award in Special Projects
  • North Dakota Chapter of the American Public Works Association – 2018 Project of the Year for Communities under 5,000
  • North Dakota Chapter of the American Public Works Association – Project of the Year for Communities under 5,000

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