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Friday, July 25, 2014 from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM
ADVISORY: List of City Construction Projects for 7/18 to 7/25

Please note that these are the major projects within and under control of the City of Minot.
Projects being completed by NDDOT, Ward County and private contractors may not be on this list. All Dates are estimates and some projects are scheduled to go beyond the date of this report. In addition, there will always be several small pockets of construction and maintenance throughout the city, so residents are urged to give themselves extra travel time during the entire construction season.

Paving contractors as well as city crews are working throughout all areas of town patching potholes and areas of broken pavement. Use caution when approaching these and any other construction projects.

City sweeping crews are still in the process of street sweeping throughout the city. Use caution when approaching or passing the street sweeping equipment.

ND State Fairgrounds Area
Please note that the North Dakota State Fair runs now through Saturday, July 26th. Speed limits on Burdick Expressway between 18th Street SE and 27th Street SE are reduced to 25 MPH through July 26th. Watch for pedestrian traffic at all times.

Due to high traffic volumes during the North Dakota State Fair, road closures will take place on July 24th and 26th. On these nights, 27th Street SE/County Road 19 will be closed to south bound traffic from 4pm to 8pm. If you are not attending the Fair, please use the 55th Street bypass as an alternative route to avoid traffic delays. Check in will not be available for State Fair campers from 4pm to 8pm on these nights.

Buses will be transporting Fairgoers from the JC Penney Court of Dakota Square Mall to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds and back again. Buses are scheduled to run from 1pm - 1am on Thursday July 24, Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26.

6th Street SW
6th Street SW will be closed from Central Avenue to Burdick Expressway. Due to numerous violations regarding traffic control in the area and threats to worker safety, the road will remain completely closed for the duration of the street reconstruction portion of the project. This area is also closed to pedestrian traffic. Do not attempt to walk around the area until sidewalks have been constructed and barriers have been taken down. The street portion of the project is expected to go through the month of August. The south entrance to City Hall and the Minot Police Department is closed. Access to the Minot Public Library, Minot Police Department and City Hall is now fully available via 2nd Avenue SW. Soltis Business Forms can be accessed via Western Avenue to 3rd Avenue SW.

Burdick Expressway
As part of the utility project for the 6th Street project and the 3rd Avenue / 5th Street project, the north lanes of Burdick Expressway SW will be closed between 4th Street and 6th Street SW. This is the area of Burdick Expressway directly in front of the Auditorium. Traffic will be shifted to head to head in the south lanes. The signals at the intersection of 6th Street and Burdick Expressway will be placed in to ├??├?┬ó??flash mode├??├?┬ó?? to keep traffic flowing more steadily on Burdick Expressway. Motorists on 6th Street northbound will be required to make a full stop, and note the No Left Turn sign that will be in place. Left turns from Burdick Expressway east bound on to
6th Street are also prohibited. The lane closure will shift to the south after the work in the north lanes are complete. This project will go in to the month of July.

2nd Avenue SW
2nd Avenue SW is closed from the Minot Police Department driveway east to 4th Street SW
for storm sewer installation. As a result, the North Auditorium parking lot is completely blocked off to the public from 2nd Avenue. Access to City Hall, the Public Library, and the Minot Police Department is available via 1st Avenue SW. This improvement is part of the 3rd Avenue Storm Sewer project and is expected to last 4 to 5 days.

55th Street
55th Street SE will be closed between 11th Avenue and 16th Avenue SE for the force main gravity sewer project. This project will go in to August.

42nd street NE
42nd Street between County Road 12 and 19th Avenue NE may be closed, but access for local traffic will be maintained.

Courtland Drive Area
A water main replacement is resulting in closures in the area of Courtland Drive and 8th Street from 4th Avenue North to River Drive NW.

Downtown Minot
Work continues on the downtown parking structures, and motorists are advised to use extreme caution and be on the lookout for pedestrians. Plan for extra travel time throughout the downtown area. Detour and parking/no parking signs are in place.

1100 Block of 12th Street NW
Starting on 12th Street NW from 11th Avenue NW to the East end of Delmar Court. Access will be limited and sometimes complete closure of roadway during the construction hours of (8:30AM to 5:30 PM)

21st Avenue NW
Work continues on the 21st Avenue NW project Monday, June 16th. During the first portion of this project, 21st Avenue NW will be closed between 16th Street NW and 11th Street NW. The intersection of 16th Street will remain open at this time. This project is for utility improvements as well as traffic control signal going in to the 21st Avenue / 16th Street Intersection. Status will be updated when the project moves to the west of 16th Street. This project is expected to go well in to the fall of 2014.

13th Street SE
13th Street SE will be closed from the south side of 31st Avenue to 37th Avenue SE. 31st Avenue SE will remain open to traffic. Please note that there will be increased truck traffic on 15th Street SE in the area of construction.

Burdick Expressway near Mesa Arena
The eastbound right (southernmost) lane of Burdick Expressway in the area of Mesa Arena
will be closed. Closure is estimated to be for one week due to Mesa Arena parking lot improvements.
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