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Several Moorhead Road and Safety Projects Start Monday

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City of Moorhead Release:

There will be several road construction projects occurring in Moorhead this summer beginning Monday May 20 and extending through September (weather permitting).

These state and local projects will improve traffic conditions and safety.

It is not expected that Highway 10 or Highway 75 will close, but the City of Moorhead asks the public's patience with occasional delays and lane closures while these improvements are underway.

Short-term closures of Fourth Street and Fifth Street at the railroad tracks north of Main Avenue may be required.

Truck traffic going through Moorhead on Highway 10 is strongly encouraged to use to I-94 between West Fargo and Highway 336.

Businesses in these areas will remain open, and the City of Moorhead asks that the public continue to support these establishments during the construction.


Major Project Details

Main Avenue: Work between the Veteran's Memorial Bridge and 8th Street will begin Monday, May 20. This section of Main Avenue will be resurfaced, and traffic signals along Main Avenue and also on Center Avenue will be replaced and pedestrian accessibility improvements will be made at numerous intersections. The remainder of Main Avenue, east of 8th Street to Interstate 94, is anticipated to be reconstructed in 1 – 2 phases within the next two years.

Traffic/Rail Signal Synchronization: Plans are underway for improvements to the downtown traffic signal systems to reduce delays related to railroad pre-emption. This work will begin this summer and completed in 2014.

Eighth Street/10th Avenue South Crosswalk/HAWK Signal: A High-intensity Activated cross WalK beacon will be installed at on 8th Street at 10th Avenue South near Concordia College. This traffic control device will be demand activated by pedestrians so that they may cross this multilane roadway safely. Vehicle traffic will only be stopped as needed. To see an example of a similar system in St Cloud, click here.

Electronic Changeable Messaging Signage: Electronic changeable signs will be installed at Interstate 94 near the Red River and Highway 10 near Dilworth. The signs will enable Minnesota Department of Transportation to provide real-time messages on road conditions and other alerts.

Neighborhood Project Details:

Rehabilitation of Fairway Drive/Country Club Parkway in the Moorhead Country Club area: Removal and replacement of the pavement section, including the gravel base and the bituminous surfacing. Existing curb and gutter remains. Timeline: May 20 through June 30.

Reconstruction of the Brookdale Underpass of I-94: Lowering the roadway 12 to 18 inches, which will remove this bridge from the MnDOT list of deficient bridges. Timeline: Early to mid-June through July 31.

Turn lane modifications on 12th Ave S and 34th St: Accommodates construction of a new convenience store at the NE quadrant of 34th St and 12th Ave S, turn lanes will be modified on 12th Ave S and 34th St. Timeline: Yet to be determined, likely July/August 2013.


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