Broadway open to head-to-head traffic

The Fourth Avenue Northwest and Broadway intersection in Minot has opened to head-to-head traffic.

The contractor for the Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue flood protection completed, on time, the underground work required in the area, ending the full closure of the intersection. This portion of Broadway will remain partially open to north/south, head-to-head traffic (one lane in each direction) for about two months to allow the contractor to place permanent concrete roadway in the intersection.

“There is a lot of activity in this same area, so we are asking people to please slow down through the work zone and pay close attention to the cones and barriers in place,” said Dan Jonasson, Souris River Joint Board member and Minot Public Works director.

The Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue enhanced flood protection project is a six-block stretch of levees, floodwalls, a new sanitary lift station and a major storm water pump station from just west of Broadway to the east side of Third Street Northeast. Construction on this phase is scheduled to be complete in early 2021.