Partners selected for FM Diversion project
FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – The FM Diversion is moving forward with the selection of three major contractors that will design and build the 30-mile long diversion channel.
The $935 million bid from the Red River Alliance was slightly above the Diversion Authority’s estimate. Members of the alliance include a company based in Spain. The alliance will work with the Army Corps of engineers in the Corps’ first public-private partnership.
Work began this spring on one of three control structures along I-29 south of Fargo.
Planners hope to see the entire diversion completed in six years. The state has committed $870 million toward the project.