Mayville State University’s Stan Dakken Drive will re-open Friday, August 22, following a ribbon cutting which is planned for 1:00 p.m. The ribbon cutting will take place on the south end of Stan Dakken Drive, near the campus tennis courts. Mayville State University President Dr. Gary Hagen and Stan Dakken, the Mayville State icon for whom the street is named, will be the first to travel down the newly renovated street, immediately following the ribbon cutting. The public is invited to join in the festivities. (If it should rain, the festivities will be cancelled.)
The re-opening of Stan Dakken Drive marks the completion of a $2.2 million dollar campus-wide draining project at Mayville State University. The project has provided a great improvement to Stan Dakken Drive and the adjacent parking on the east side of campus. Storm water from the campus buildings and sidewalks now drains to a lift station located south of Jerome Berg Field. The water eventually flows into the city drainage ditch on the east end of town. Moore Engineering, West Fargo, N.D., designed the project, and Naastad Brothers, Inc., Hatton, N.D., was the successful bidder for project construction.
In addition to moving the water away from the campus, the project involved a realignment of Stan Dakken Drive. The road has been moved 50 feet to the east, and parking space has been created on the west side of the street adjacent to campus buildings including the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse, Classroom Building, and Campus Center. The athletic complex parking lot has also been tiled and paved.