Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Broadway – 4 Lane Project –
In 1961 the bids were opened for the projects to convert Highway 83 or Second Street, (now Broadway), to a four lane road. The project to convert Broadway to a four lane road was divided into two projects. Shultz & Lindsay from Fargo was awarded the bid to go from Central Avenue south to the city limits, (about where 20th Avenue is now). The cost of that phase was $757,968.00. The north project bid was $736,513.00. this converted Broadway to 4 lanes from the north end of the viaduct to three miles north. The project was paid for by special assessments to all properties inside the city limits.