The U.S. Highway 2/52 Intersection Improvements project includes four separate construction projects that will be completed over the course of two years. The prime contractor on the project is Keller Paving of Minot.
The U.S. Highway 2/52 Intersection Improvements will be made on intersections between U.S. Highway 83 and US Highway 52. These intersections include: 6th Street S.E., 13th Street S.E., 17th Street S.E., 20th Street S.E. and 23rd Street S.E. Improvements will include the installation of a new traffic signal at 13th Street S.E. and an 8' x 10' reinforced concrete box culvert.
The 6th Street S.E. Realignment project will consist of realigning the portion of 6th Street S.E. -south of the U.S. Highway 2/52 Bypass in the form of a frontage or backage road going eastward to 13th Street S.E.
The 21st Avenue S.E. Extension project will consist of the construction of a new backage road (21st Avenue SE) -southeast of the 13th Street S.E./U.S. Highway 2/52 Bypass intersection. The new 21st Avenue S.E. will extend eastward between 13th Street S.E. and 17th Street S.E.
The 18th Avenue S.E. Backage Road project will consist of the reconstruction of 18th Avenue S.E. from 13th Street S.E. to 17th Street S.E. and the reconstruction of a new roadway that will tie 18th Avenue S.E. to 20th Avenue S.E.
The purpose of the project is to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce. This includes improving system linkage by providing frontage and backage roads between the interchanges and access points, roadway safety while maintaining a reasonable level of service and access, and roadway deficiencies such as lack of pedestrian/bicycle facilities and inadequate roadway lighting.