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Oil slowdown means Bismarck city road projects costing less

BISMARCK, N.D. — The slowdown in oil activity in the oil patch might help the city of Bismarck save some money on road projects.

KMXB-TV reports the city’s engineering department has around $20 million worth of construction projects are planned for the next year.

Linda Oster with the city says about $16 million will be spent on maintaining and resurfacing roads across the city.

She says construction bids for some of those projects have been far less than last year, and she thinks the slowdown in the oil industry has helped draw some competitive bids.

Oster says that besides road repairs, traffic signals upgrades at 16 different intersections across the city should also improve the flow of traffic.

In related news, Bids for $1.1B ‘surge funding’ projects lower than expected.

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