RYDER More than $7 million in federal funds are paying for a grade raise on N.D. Highway 28. The work is being done between north of Ryder and south of the junction of Highway 28 and N.D. Highway 23.
A portion of Highway 28 was flooded last year and impassable for a time.
Jamie Olson, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Department of Transportation in Bismarck, said the project is being paid for with all federal funds from the Federal Highway Administration. She said the funds are called Emergency Relief funds.
A vehicle goes on N.D. Highway 28, north of Ryder, where a more than $7 million federally funded project is being done for a permanent grade raise to prevent future flooding over the highway.
The project covers 1.6 miles and the bid for the work was $7.4 million, Olson said. She said Bemas Construction Inc. from Englewood, Colo., is doing the work.
"It is a permanent grade raise and was built high enough to prevent the roadway from going under water in the future," Olson said.
The construction project began this summer. Olson said the work is expected to be complete by the end of October.