Minot, N.D. – Construction work will resume full force over the next few weeks on the MI-2 Napa Valley/MI-3 Forest Road phases of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP). There will be several impacts to recreational facilities in the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) MI-2 Napa Valley phase construction area,
The Dakota Bark Park will remain open at the temporary location for the duration of the MI-2 project, which is expected to be completed in 2020. This temporary location is directly across 7th Avenue SW from the permanent location. Access will be provided to the permanent location’s north parking area.
The pedestrian path along the existing levee from the Highway 83 Bypass to 16th Street SW will remain closed until the project’s completion in 2020. The Minot Trails map can be found at minotparks.com/trails/ to locate alternate routes.
Effective immediately, Wee Links golf course will be closed through the summer of 2019. Construction on this area of the levee began in the fall of 2018. The course will re-open in the spring of 2020.
Several temporary greens and tees were previously constructed at the Souris Valley Golf Course to ensure the playability of all 18 holes throughout the construction timeframe. No impacts to the course are anticipated.
Access to the facilities on the north side of the river will be available via the Highway 83 Bypass or 7th Avenue SW.
Safety is always a priority, so the Souris River Joint Board and its’ contractors ask that you remain vigilant near the construction zones. Construction areas will be fenced, requiring that the public keep out of these areas. Additionally, there will be significant heavy equipment working in the construction areas and the roadways surrounding them, so caution should be used around these construction zones.
A map showing the status of the recreational facilities has been provided.
For more information about the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, visit www.mouseriverplan.com, or visit us on Facebook at Mouse River Plan.