Published June 30, 2023

Traffic to Resume on 4th Avenue

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Summer 2023 Construction Update

Starting June 30th, 4th Avenue NE will be open to through traffic beginning at the 7th
NE Street bridge from the west, and Lowe’s Garden Center on the east. 14th Street NE
will reopen north of the Souris River dead loop as part of this opening Full driving
access will be from 7th Street NE to 27th Street SE.
Construction of Phase MI-5 continues with Railway Avenue, with utilities removed and
relocated in advance of the flood protection features. Railway Avenue will continue to be
closed to through traffic from 4th Street NE to 27th Street NE. Railway Avenue will
remain closed for the duration of the 2023 construction season.
Traffic on Railway Avenue will continue to detour south to Burdick Expressway, while
local traffic will utilize 6th Avenue NE to access residential neighborhoods north of
Railway Avenue.
Railway Avenue and 4th Avenue NE work is part of the Phase MI-5 Northeast Tieback
Levee Project, a Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project phase. Phase MI-5
includes earthen levees, arterial road changes, a dry stormwater pond, floodwalls, a city
greenway feature, and a stormwater pump station.
When completed and connected to the first four phases of the MREFPP, the MI-5 phase
will help remove approximately 60 percent of Minot residents from the proposed FEMA
floodplain and, most importantly, provide long-term flood protection to the record flood of

  1. All the enhanced flood protection projects currently under construction and those
    under design provide a level of protection equal to the 2011 flood, plus three feet of
    For more details on the project and the latest information, go
    to www.mouseriverplan.com or search on Facebook and like the project information

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