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Phase MI-5 Construction Update - Roads Re-opening to Traffic

Starting June 30th, 4th Aveue NE will be open to through traffic beginning at the 7th NE Street bridge from the west, and Lowe’s Garden Center on the east. 14th Street NE will reopen north of the Souris River dead loop as part of this opening Full driving access will be from 7th Street NE to 27th Street SE.

Construction of Phase MI-5 continues with Railway Avenue, with utilities removed and relocated in advance of the flood protection features. Railway Avenue will continue to be closed to through traffic from 4th Street NE to 27th Street NE. Railway Avenue will remain closed for the duration of the 2023 construction season.

Traffic on Railway Avenue will continue to detour south to Burdick Expressway, while local traffic will utilize 6th Avenue NE to access residential neighborhoods north of Railway Avenue.

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


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