Phase II of a flood project to repair road damage in Moorhead during the 2009 Red River flood protection effort is scheduled for 2012 on Hwy 10/75 between 34th Street and Eighth Street, on Eighth Street between Center Avenue and 40th Avenue and on Main Avenue between Eighth Street and the Red River bridge. It will include accessibility improvements, pedestrian/bike improvements, installation of a High Intensity Activated Crosswalk signal near Concordia College and traffic signal revisions with interconnection technology. A mill and inlay on Main Avenue (Hwy 10) between Eighth Street and the Red River bridge is also part of this project.
Mill and overlay projects are planned between Wilkin County Road 20 and Hwy 9 at Doran, Hwy 12 and Hwy 7 in Big Stone County and between Moorhead and the Clay/Wilkin county line.
An interchange reconstruction project at the Hwy 75 interchange in Moorhead is planned. Pedestrian/bicycle improvements will be made as part of the project. An auxiliary lane on eastbound I-94 will be added from Eighth Street to 20th Street to accommodate peak morning and afternoon traffic. The project is based on a corridor study that was completed in June 2008 in cooperation with Fargo-Moorhead Council of Governments, the city of Moorhead and Clay County.
A realignment of Hwy 75 near Kent is planned to bypass two adjacent areas of frequent flooding on the highway. The realignment will include a new railroad overpass and a new bridge over Whiskey Creek. The road will be moved above the 100-year flood elevation. Funding will come from Minnesota’s Flood Mitigation Bonding Program and the state’s Chapter 152 bridge program.
A bridge over Doran Slough near Doran is planned for replacement.