BISMARCK, N.D. — A $3.9 million flood protection project in Bismarck will move forward, despite opposition from some property owners whose homes will be located outside of the soon-to-be-constructed levee.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Burleigh County Water Resource District’s project will damage driveways, sprinkler systems and mailboxes on 22 properties not protected by the levee on Fox Island.

Chairman Greg Larson told residents on Monday the project is too far along to make changes.

The project was approved last fall to guard against a 20-foot flood.

The Legislature committed $2.8 million toward the project’s completion, while the Burleigh County Commission will provide $920,000 in yearly installments. Fox Island residents with property located inside the levee will pay the balance.

Larson says the project is scheduled for completion later this year.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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