Bid approved to finish exteriors of Minot parking structures

MINOT, ND - The Minot City Council has approved a winning bid to finish the outside of Minot's downtown parking structures.

The insides of both structures are complete, but crews still need to finish the outsides. The yellow inside paneling has been exposed for several months now.

Rolac Contracting in Minot won the bid for the project, with a total cost of just under $506,000 for both structures combined, which falls under the city's top estimate of $600,000.

City engineer Lance Meyer told the council members he does not expect any more delays with the city's end of the projects going forward, but developers will need to advance their efforts for apartments on top of the structures.

“Those, two of those structures are 99 percent complete with the city's projects, so as soon as I get lien releases, and all of the final paperwork and as-builds and they fix those minor punch-list items that we have left, we're done. We can close out those projects. And then it's really up to the developer to move forward with their plans,” Meyer told the council.

Meyer also said that work on the parking structures should start on Monday, and they hope to have it completed by February.