Phase MI-3 Forest Road 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.
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-3 Forest Road
urban flood control
The Forest Road phase of the project includes segments on the north side of the river. This segment begins at the east end of the Napa Valley segment, at 16th Street SW, and ends at the end of 3rd Ave SW, near the intersection of the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks and the Mouse River.
The predominant features for the Forest Road segment of the project are earthen levees.
Construction on the Forest Road phase (Phase 3) project began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Phase 2 & 3 - Napa Valley and Forest Road, 90% Design Flyover of the Project
Phase MI-3 Forest Road Project by the Numbers
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.