Business access still available with 17th Street Intersection work starting this week
Posted on 10/17/2011
Construction along the U.S. Highway 2 & 52 Project requires crews to close down where 17th Street SE connects to the highway, as drivers can follow the appropriate blue signs to access businesses along 20th Avenue SE.
Phase 4 of the Intersection Improvement Project is underway and in order to properly complete turn lanes at 17th Street, Keller Paving will be restricting access on and off the highways at this spot for the next couple of weeks.
The proper signage (blue business access signs) to direct traffic to businesses along 20th Avenue SE has been placed along key points of the project.
During this closure, crews will be removing old asphalt, widening the intersection and constructing an appropriate raised barrier that will restrict traffic from taking left-hand turns or crossing traffic on U.S. Highways 2 & 52. They will also be adding in turn lanes and curb where appropriate.
Other turning lanes at intersections remain under construction as traffic on the main highway has been reduced to one-lane each direction. Speed limits are reduced to 40 MPH throughout the construction zone.
Part of the project is to convert the intersections along the highway to ¾ access, allowing full access off of U.S. Highways 2 & 52 and right-on access only from certain side streets. Access is available for northbound traffic to go west on Highways 2 & 52 at 13th Street SE or 23rd Street SE.
As a reminder, the driving public is encouraged to use extra care during this project to ensure their safety and the safety of the construction crews.
To view the detour route maps visit the Minot Roads website at www.minotroads.com. The public, businesses and travelers are encouraged to register there to receive the most recent news and status reports on the project. A Twitter account and Facebook page also have been developed as additional communication channels for the process.