Construction Updates for downtown businesses

Underground work to cause three block closure of Third Street SE
Post Date: Oct 06 2015
Starting tomorrow (October 7) morning, Third Street SE, from the railroad tracks near First Avenue SE to Burdick Expressway, will be closed to traffic. Strata Corporation crews and subcontractors will be placing new manholes, laying new 72-inch and 48-inch storm water pipes across Third Street at three separate points, and lowering and upsizing three water lines under the roadway. The work is anticipated to take as much as four weeks, weather dependent.

“This is one of the last roads to be worked on and worked under in the 2015 phasing for the Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project,” said Lance Meyer, Minot city engineer. “We realize that this will create a great inconvenience for the many people who use Third Street. Our contractor has a plan to work Saturdays and Sundays, straight through the week, to minimize the length of the disruption as much as possible.”

Drivers are encouraged to follow posted detour signs directing traffic around this area. A number of intersections and streets that were previously under construction this year have been opened, as drivers are encouraged to use caution in the downtown areas just opened to traffic. 


Downtown businesses remain open and accessible during the construction. Where construction is still impacting the normal flow, shoppers are encouraged to seek on-street parking in locations north and south of Central Avenue, and use proper caution when accessing businesses via the provided temporary sidewalks.

Construction information will be provided through the website, You can also contact the public information team for the project at 857-7205, and ask for Mark Lyman or Bryan Obenchain.


Businesses currently impacted include: AC Delco, A Journey Within Spa, Bethany Lutheran Church, Blue Rider, Brady Martz, Dakota Drug Inc., Dance Company of Minot, Dr. Haaland Optometrist, Enersafe, Features, Gold Times, Legal Services of North Dakota, LuLu Lane, Philip Armstrong; Lawyer, Raymond James Financial Services, The Railroad Museum of Minot, The Starving Rooster, The Village Family Service Center, Tom’s Coin Shop, UND Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center, United Mailing Services, Inc., Wood Group Production Services, YogifyU