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Construction Update and Road Closures for MI-5 Northeast Tieback

Starting on Tuesday, May 9th, 4th Avenue NE will be closed eastbound and westbound to through traffic starting at 7th Street NE to 27th Street NE. Traffic control will route through traffic to Burdick Expressway to bypass this area.

Access to Lowe’s Garden Center will be off 27th Street SE. This closure is expected to be in place through Saturday, July 1st, 2023. Please look for signage to help you to find Lowe’s as we know you will want to get your spring planting done.

As a reminder, work on 4th Avenue NE is part of the Phase MI-5 Northeast Tieback Levee Project, a Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. Phase MI-5 includes earthen levees, arterial road changes, a dry stormwater pond, floodwalls, a city greenway feature, and a stormwater pump station.

When completed and connected to the first four phases of the MREFPP. Phase MI-5 will help remove approximately 60 percent of Minot residents from the proposed FEMA floodplain and, most importantly, provide long-term flood protection to the record flood of 2011. All the enhanced flood protection projects currently under construction, and those under design. provide a level of protection equal to the 2011 flood, plus three feet of freeboard.

For more details on the project and the latest information, go to or search on Facebook and like the project information page.


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