Design is approximately 20% complete; configurations will change with final design

Phase MI-4/MI-4A Maple Diversion Currently In Construction

-- UPDATE --

September 30, 2020

Temporary lane closures will be in place on Burdick Expressway west of 6th Street SW starting Wednesday, September 30th. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction. The lane closure is expected to be in place through October and November. The driving public should use caution and pay attention as this work begins.

 

This work is part of Phase MI-4A of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) which started construction at the end of August. The purpose of MI-4A (Maple Diversion South Utility Relocations) is to relocate municipal utilities in advance of the flood protection features proposed as part of the Phase MI-4 Maple Diversion Project.

 

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Construction on this phase is scheduled to be fully completed in 2022.

MI-4A Project Area

LIVE Construction Cams

Time lapse cameras have been placed at two 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 two 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.

Phases MI-4/MI-4A Maple Diversion

urban flood control

After a three-year USACE Feasibility Study, it has been 

determined that there is a federal interest in this phase of the

project. The Souris River Joint Board is waiting to learn if there will

be funding appropriated.

 

The design of Phase MI-4 Maple Diversion has continued and is

nearly complete. Phase MI-4 continues where Phase MI-3 left off

and runs northeasterly to tie into the west end of Phase MI-1. Phase MI-4 includes an excavated high flow diversion channel, upstream and downstream river closure structures, an upstream weir structure, earthen levee segments, and closure structures across the Canadian Pacific Railroad and 6th Street.

 

Both 6th Street and Canadian Pacific Railroad would be realigned as a part of the project and a railroad bridge would be constructed of the diversion channel. Additional features include a shared use path and aquatic recreation opportunities.

 

In order to be in a position to begin construction should funding be appropriated, the project has been broken into several phases including MI-4A which includes the relocation of existing municipal utilities in order to clear the path for the project. This phase began construction in August 2020 and is scheduled to be fully completed in 2022.

The total project cost is estimated at $85 million. If the project is federally authorized and appropriated, the federal share of the cost would be 65% and the state and local share would each be 17.5%.

 

The Feasibly Study only includes the north side levees of the Maple Diversion. In the future, if the project sponsor wishes to add protection on the south side, it would not be a part of the potential federal project.

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