By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

CASE Construction Equipment has awarded its 2018 Dire States Equipment Grant to Surrey, North Dakota, for much-needed road drainage revitalization and flood control projects throughout the township.

Several drainage-ways have filled with years of sediment, restricting natural run-off of storm water and yearly snowmelt. There are also several roads that require drainage ditches to be installed to prevent flooding in the community, located 135 miles north of Bismarck, the state capital.

The grant will provide the township with $25,000 in free equipment rental for the project through one of CASE’s local dealers. The ARTBA member firm launched the Dire States initiative in 2013 to champion investment and work in state and local infrastructure.