4th Ave NW to Close April 5th for Bridge Replacement

Replacement of the Oak Park bridge on 4th Avenue NW will require the closure of the road through middle July. The closure will go into effect Tuesday, April 5th. Access to Oak Park will be available from the East on 4th Avenue.

Also on Minot’s construction horizon is the closure of 16th Street SW near the water treatment plant, though that closure isn’t planned until school is out for the summer. The work on 16th Street is required for the first part of Minot’s long-term flood protection project.

— Official News Release, City of Minot —

A major east-west roadway will be closed to all traffic beginning Tuesday, April 5th.The Oak Park Bridge on 4th Avenue NW will be replaced at a cost of about $1.6 million.The project involves replacing the bridge just east of 16th Street NW and the street lighting from 17th Street to the river by 10th Street.

4th Avenue NW will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic just east of 16th Street NW starting the morning of April 5th. A detour will be in place that takes motorists northbound on 16th Street NW eastbound on University Ave, and Southbound on Broadway. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes as traffic will be heavy on those corridors. In addition, motorists are reminded that residential speed limits are 25MPH, and will be strictly enforced. Many pedestrians, including children, frequent this detour area.

Construction is expected to last through July 8, 2016.

Josh Wolsky

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