The southeast portion of Wadena was experiencing poor infrastructure conditions and inadequate traffic capacity. Bolton & Menk prepared extensive preliminary survey and evaluated existing sanitary sewer, watermain, storm sewer utility, and transportation infrastructure for condition and capacity to meet future demands. Approximately 16,000 feet of sanitary sewer, 16,000 feet of watermain, and 5,000 feet of storm sewer was reconstructed, in addition to stormwater treatment basin construction and 35 blocks of residential and commercial street reconstruction. The project included the redesignation of CSAH 50 and CR 103 within the city. Successful funding applications resulted in $500,000 from the Local Road Improvement Program, $1 million of CWRF Green Project Reserve Stormwater Grant, and $2.3 million in state aid and county funding. The city received a 1 percent interest rate loan from the Public Facilities Authority to fund the remaining cost and improve its current and future capacity throughout the southeast area.
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota – 2017 Honor Award