Flood protection project to impact recreational areas

Several impacts will be occurring, starting this week, to recreational facilities in the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project MI-2 Napa Valley phase construction area.

The Dakota Bark Park will be moved to a temporary location for the duration of the MI-2 project, which is expected to be completed in 2020. The new location is directly across Seventh Avenue Southwest from the current location. Access will be provided to the existing location’s north parking area.

The pedestrian path along the existing levee from the Highway 83 Bypass to 16th Street Southwest will be closed immediately. The Minot Trails map can be found at minotparks.com/trails/ to locate alternate routes.

Wee Links golf course will remain open through the summer of 2018. Construction on this area of the levee will begin in the fall of 2018, closing the course until the spring of 2020.

Several temporary greens and tees were previously constructed at the Souris Valley Golf Course to ensure the playability of all 18 holes throughout the construction timeframe. No impacts to the course are anticipated.

Access to the facilities on the north side of the river will be available via the Highway 83 Bypass or Seventh Avenue Southwest.

To ensure safety, the Souris River Joint Board and its contractors ask that people remain vigilant near the construction zones. Construction areas will be fenced, requiring that the public keep out of these areas. Additionally, there will be significant heavy equipment working in the construction areas and the roadways surrounding them, so caution should be used around these construction zones.