Railway Avenue Closure to Begin August 2nd 2022
Railway Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 4th Street NE to 27th Street NE starting August 2.
Through traffic on Railway Avenue will be detoured south to Burdick Expressway, while local traffic will utilize 6th Avenue NE to access residential neighborhoods north of Railway Avenue.
The work on Railway Avenue 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.
When completed and connected to the first four phases of the MREFPP, the MI-5 phase 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.
Phase MI-5 Northeast Tieback Levee
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the schedule for Phase MI-5?
- Construction on Phase MI-5 started in the summer of 2022. It is anticipated that construction will last on portions of the project until 2025.
- Work has started on the east side of the project, where the stormwater pump station will be constructed, impacting Railway Avenue.
What are the current public impacts of Phase MI-5?
- Railway Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 4th Street NE to 27th Street NE starting August 2. This closure will be in effect for the duration of the summer/fall of 2022. Access from 13th Street to the East (towards 27th Street NE) will be opened up to through traffic prior to December of 2022.
- Through traffic will be detoured south to Burdick Expressway. Access to the residential streets north of Railway Avenue will utilize 6th Avenue NE.
If you have any additional questions about the MI-5 Phase of the project, please contact Beth Feldner at 701-648-9780. All other inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org