Minot, N.D. – The construction contractor for Phase 1 flood protection in Minot is planning a 10- to 14-day closure of Third Avenue, just to the west of Broadway. Park Construction is scheduled to close a two block stretch of Third Avenue NW between Fourth Street NW and Broadway, starting Monday, April 16 (weather dependent). A detour route will be clearly marked that includes using Sixth Street NW and Fifth Avenue NW to get around the temporary closure.“The contractor needs to install temporary storm sewer bypass pipes before they can start on the large pump station at the Broadway and Fourth Avenue NW intersection. This work will require them to close this stretch of road for up to two weeks,” said David Ashley, Souris River Joint Board chairman. “We appreciate the patience of the driving public during this time while taking the detour in this area.”This road closure will not impact the intersection of Broadway and Third/Fourth Avenue.The Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue enhanced flood protection project is a six block stretch of levees, floodwalls, a new sanitary lift station, and a major storm water pump station from just west of Broadway to the east side of Third Street NE. Construction on this phase is scheduled to be complete in late 2020.For more details on the project and the latest information go to www.mouseriverplan.com or search on Facebook and like the project information page.