Work is to start shortly to renovate the Minot Amtrak Depot, an Amtrak spokesman said.
"We have given a 'Notice to Proceed' to R&K Contractors Inc. to begin making repairs to the Minot station," said Marc Magliari, media relations manager with Amtrak Government Affairs & Corporate Communications in Chicago.
The work is to begin in the next few days by the Minot firm.
Eloise Ogden/MDN • Renovations at the Minot Amtrak Depot are to begin in the next days, an Amtrak spokesman said.
Eloise Ogden/MDN • Boarding platform work is in the plans for the Minot Amtrak Depot but that work is a way off yet.
The Minot depot was extensively damaged in the June 2011 flooding of the Souris River.
For a time the depot was shut down and then on Nov. 15, 2011, resumed passenger service.
Since that time a temporary waiting area and ticket counter at the west end of the depot have been used to provide services to passengers at the depot.
Renovations scheduled at the depot will be inside the building to return the historic waiting room and ticket counter, Magliari said this summer.
He said the renovations were delayed to designing it to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. He said similar projects also were being done in other places across the country.
Other future plans plans for the Minot depot include parking lot improvements and making a larger platform, Magliari said.