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

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

-- UPDATE --

December 3, 2020

Western Avenue SW and 4th Avenue SW near Burdick Expressway are now open to open traffic. The roadways do not have curb and gutter or permanent road surfacing install, only a temporary gravel surface, which will be in place during the winter months, until asphalt plants open in the spring and new asphalt pavement can be installed. The railway crossing connecting Burdick Expressway to 4th Avenue SW has also been reopened with temporary concrete barriers added for safety, as well as a temporary gravel/millings surface. Please note that this crossing is a quiet zone and trains will NOT be sounding their horns. The driving public should continue to use caution and pay attention when traveling in the area.

 

The work in the area 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-4A Maple Diversion Project.

 

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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