Final improvements on the 55th Street Northeast Bypass will go into place this month.
A key change for motorists will occur at the intersection of Ward County Road 19 (27th Street Northeast) and Ward County Road 10A (46th Avenue). Drivers traveling north or south on County Road 19 will have to stop for traffic along the new bypass.
"We will post stop signs at this intersection the middle of next week and would urge drivers to please pay close attention to this change," said Jeff McElwain, project engineer. "With the change to the flow of traffic, the new bypass becomes the dominant arterial road in northeast Minot."
Crews from Gladen Construction, the prime contractor in charge of the bypass portion of the project, finished paving new road shoulders along County Road 10A and poured the last lifts of asphalt to finish the new road along County Road 10A and 55th Street Northeast. New striping along the road, street signs and seeding along the project are the final touches.