Phase MI-1 4th Avenue
The 4th Avenue North Floodwall phase of the project is located between just west of Broadway and just east of Third Street NE. This phase features floodwalls, earthen levees, a large pump station and other key features.
The project has approximately 2,250 feet of floodwalls, earthen levees on both sides of where the Broadway Bridge connects on the north side of the river, and one removable closure structure.
The 4th Avenue Floodwall phase (Phase 1) engineering design is completed and permitted, with construction starting spring of 2018. Construction is expected to be completed in two to three seasons.
Phase MI-2 Napa Valley
The Napa Valley segment of the project begins at the west edge of Minot at the Highway 83 Bypass and ends at 16th Street Southwest across the Mouse River from the Minot Water Treatment Plant, on the north side of the Mouse River. The features through this segment of the project are predominantly earthen levees with an average height of approximately 14 feet. The existing levees through this stretch have an average height of approximately 7 feet. The Napa Valley segment includes a transportation closure structure at 16th Street Southwest which will consist of a removable barrier floodwall that is erected only during large flood events. The roadway will remain open to traffic during normal periods. The Napa Valley segment of the project will also include a storm water pump station in the vicinity of 7th Avenue and 20th Street Southwest, approximately 2 blocks south of Perkett School.
The Napa Valley levee will impact the Souris Valley and Wee Links Golf Courses. Impacts to these courses will be mitigated by modifying the course layout and moving or reconstructing the features that are impacted. The Dakota Bark Park, located on the west end of the project, will also be impacted by the new levee. The impacts will be mitigated to this park by reconfiguring the existing fences and shelter in locations close to the existing park.
The access to Wee Links will change due to the project. The new access will be off of 16th Street in the vicinity of Forest Road. The new access and parking lot for Wee Links will also serve area fishermen, as the existing fishing pier near the Minot Water Treatment Plant will be relocated to the north side of the river, adjacent to the new Wee Links parking lot.
Construction will begin spring of 2018 and will likely take two construction seasons to complete.
Phase MI-3 Forest Road
The Forest Road phase of the project includes segments on the north side of the river. This segment begins at the east end of the Napa Valley segment, at 16th Street Southwest, and ends at the end of 3rd Avenue Southwest, near the intersection of the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks and the Mouse River.
The predominant features for the Forest Road segment of the project are dirt levees.
The Forest Road phase (Phase 3) project will be constructed beginning in 2018 and will likely take two construction seasons to complete.
Why We Need Flood Control
The City of Minot will break ground on the first three phases of Flood Control in the spring of 2017.
For more on the flood control projects visit the Mouse River Flood Protection Plan Website