Phase MI-2 Napa Valley Currently In Construction
-- UPDATE --
May 11, 2020
As work ramps up on Phases MI-2 and MI-3 of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP), there are several roadway impacts in place. The 16th Street SW corridor will experience intermittent lane closures ranging from one to two lanes and 7th Ave SW from 16th St to 17th St is closed. These impacts will be in place for approximately 2 months.
We know the weather is finally nice and you want to enjoy the exciting new recreational facilities along the MI-2 and MI-3 phases but there is still active construction and heavy equipment working in the area. The walking path along Souris Valley Golf Course, Dakota Bark Park and Wee Links are CLOSED for your safety. Please adhere to the current restrictions and we will be sure to let you know as soon as it is safe to enjoy them. Safety is always a priority so please be vigilant near the construction zone.
COVID 19 Update: During this uncertain time, the Souris River Joint Board wants to assure Mouse River Basin residents that we are as committed as ever to the continued design, construction and completion of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. As the construction season gears up, recommendations from the ND Department of Health and other state/federal regulatory agencies are being followed by contractors working on the three active construction projects (MI-1 4th Avenue Floodwalls, MI-2 Napa Valley, and MI-3 Forest Road) within the City of Minot. These efforts are being undertaken to protect construction crews and community members from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Construction work will continue as long as restrictions are not placed on the construction industry. We have been notified that there may be a delay related to some of the building materials and we will work through those issues as they present themselves by adjusting schedules and planning around those delays. It is also possible that due to the current world-wide impacts of the pandemic, the projects could experience completion delays, but the projects will be completed. Given the economic impacts of COVID-19, we want to remind you that funding has already been secured for the completion of these three projects. Finally, and most importantly, we care about our fellow residents and want to encourage you and your families to remain diligent by following the NDDOH and other agency recommendations to keep you safe.
Construction completion on this phase is slated for 2020.
Phase MI-2 Napa Valley
urban flood control
The Napa Valley segment of the project begins at the west edge of Minot at the Highway 83 Bypass and ends at 16th Street SW across the Mouse River from the Minot Water Treatment Plant, on the north side of the Mouse River. The features through this segment of the project are predominantly earthen levees with an average height of approximately 14 feet. The existing levees through this stretch have an average height of approximately 7 feet. The Napa Valley segment includes a transportation closure structure at 16th Street SW which will consist of a removable barrier floodwall that is erected only during large flood events. The roadway will remain open to traffic during normal periods. The Napa Valley segment of the project will also include a storm water pump station in the vicinity of 7th Ave and 20th Street SW, approximately 2 blocks south of Perkett Elementary School.
The Napa Valley levee will impact the Souris Valley and Wee Links Golf Courses. Impacts to these courses will be mitigated by modifying the course layout and moving or reconstructing the features that are impacted. The Dakota Bark Park, located on the west end of the project, will also be impacted by the new levee. The impacts will be mitigated to this park by re-configuring the existing fences and shelter in locations close to the existing park.
The access to Wee Links will change due to the project. The new access will be off of 16th Street in the vicinity of Forest Road. The new access and parking lot for Wee Links will also serve area fishermen, as the existing fishing pier near the Minot Water Treatment Plant will be relocated to the north side of the river, adjacent to the new Wee Links parking lot.
Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Phase 2 & 3 - Napa Valley and Forest Road, 90% Design Flyover of the Project
Phase MI-2 Napa Valley Project by the Numbers
Time lapse cameras have been placed at three locations along this phase of the project. Select the image to enlarge it and then you can play the slide show to see the progress. Images are updated approximately every 15 minutes.
LIVE Construction Cams
Time lapse cameras have been placed at several locations along this phase of the project. Select the location you are interested in viewing above the image to enlarge it. You can also play the slide show to see the progress. Images are updated approximately every 15 minutes.