Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 3, 2013

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Main Avenue construction on Fourth and Eighth Streets in Moorhead begins July 8

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Traffic signal and pedestrian improvement work on Main Avenue in downtown Moorhead continues as crews begin work on the Fourth Street and Eighth Street intersections on Monday, July 8, weather permitting.

The intersection of Fifth Street and Main Avenue, where crews installed a new traffic signal, and the Fifth Street railroad crossing reopen July 8. The new signal includes a yellow flashing arrow, which allows motorists to make a left turn after yielding to oncoming traffic.

Work at the intersection of Main Avenue and Eighth Street will be done corner by corner. A temporary traffic signal will be used, as needed.

Traffic at the intersection of Main Avenue and Fourth Street will experience temporary four-way stop signs. In addition, the Fourth Street railroad crossing just north of Main Avenue will close until the new signal is operational. The closure is necessary because crews must disable the train pre-emption safety system.

The work will require lane and sidewalk closures near both intersections.

Crews will also work in the following areas:

  • Eighth Street between 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue to replace a city water main
  • Northbound Eighth Street between 12th Avenue and 24th Avenue
  • Southbound Eighth Street between Main Avenue and 10th Avenue

Traffic will reduce to one lane, and pedestrians will encounter intermittent sidewalk detours in these areas.

Additional information about the improvements and project updates are available at www.mndot.gov/d4/projects/downtownmoorhead.

For more information about flashing yellow traffic signals, see www.mndot.gov/trafficeng/signals/flashingyellowarrow.html.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.


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