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Minot 31st Avenue Construction Project Hits Phase I Milestones

The Minot 31st Avenue Project will reach two milestones this week. Tomorrow beginning at 7 a.m. the first concrete pour will take place at the intersection of 31st Avenue Southeast and 13th Street Southeast. This week also marks the completion of the underground work along 31st Avenue Southeast from 13th Street to 10th Street Southeast. Much of this work included storm sewer replacement, which is key to correcting drainage issues in the area.
 
“A lot of thoughtful design went into this project, especially around the intersection of 31st Avenue and 13th Street Southeast”, said Josh Olson, project engineer with Apex Engineering Group. “Safety was a key consideration in designing the roundabout and it is great to see this portion of the project taking shape. A roundabout will help to improve safety at the intersection by reducing conflict points from 31 to 8 and will also aid in slowing down traffic.”
 
The project is broken out into three phases. Construction remains on schedule with phase one targeted for completion by mid-July.
 
“A good portion of the work to date on this project has been focused underground, so it is great to see Minot’s first roundabout starting to take shape with the first concrete pour taking place today” added City Engineer Lance Meyer. “A lot of attention has been focused on the roundabout but this project will also increase roadway capacity, improve safety for the traveling public, enhance access for non-motorized users, and correct drainage issues.”
 
Residents in the area are encouraged to utilize 37th Avenue Southeast for access to and from the area off of South Broadway.
 
The driving public should use caution and pay attention as this work begins. Throughout the project, access to residents, the school, the Minot Country Club and Elevation will be maintained.
 
Visit the project website at www.MinotRoads.com for more information including status reports and project.
 
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