Construction Updates for downtown businesses

Two blocks of new road/sidewalk open in Downtown Minot
Post Date: Nov 15 2016
Two blocks of new road and sidewalk are open in downtown Minot, with the contractor planning to finish the last two blocks by Thanksgiving. Second Avenue SW, from Main Street to Broadway is the latest portions of the Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project to be completed by Keller Paving, the project general contractor. This portion adds a through street that will maintain easy access to the heart of downtown and brings the project one step closer to being complete.

“We are pleased to see another section of the project finished,” said Lance Meyer, city engineer. “With incredibly nice weather the contractor has now reached the point of only having about two blocks left to get done in the next 10 days or so. Thank you to the businesses and residents for their patience as we have improved the roads, sidewalks and public spaces associated with the main portion of downtown this year.”


Along with opening new sections of improved roadways and sidewalks, crews are focusing on standing up the almost 90 new light poles that are part of this project. These poles need to be wired in, inspected and energized before they can be fully in use. This process is expected to take another two or three weeks.

The work that was scheduled to be completed under the Phase II (2016) contract on North Main Street and one block of First Avenue SW, by Bremer Bank and the Federal Courthouse, is being pushed back to early 2017.

Stay aware of the latest information by following the project’s Facebook page or by receiving the emails through the website, As well, businesses and residents are encouraged to attend weekly public meetings with the City of Minot, the project engineering firm, and the contractor on Mondays at approximately 2:15 p.m. These meetings are located at Houston Engineering, at 18 Third Street SE in Minot.

Media, impacted businesses and the public can also contact the public information team for the project at 857-7205, and ask for Mark Lyman or Bryan Obenchain.