Moorhead denies 24-hour schedule request to complete underpass

MOORHEAD. Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – Additional cost and noise are reasons the Moorhead City Council turned down a contractor’s request to be allowed to work extra hours to wrap up the Main Avenue/20th Street South underpass yet this year. Ames Construction Company wanted to work a 24-hour, six-day-a-week schedule to complete the project that includes three railroad bridges. Two of the…

City of Moorhead awarded $62 million for 11th Street railroad underpass

The city says construction on the underpass could begin as early as 2023.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead was granted funding for a railroad underpass on 11 Street. The Minnesota Legislature granted $110 million to the Minnesota Department of transportation, $62 million of which will be used for the underpass project in Moorhead. Mayor Judd said, “This is a long time coming for Moorhead. The public safety concerns and traffic gridlock issues that…

MnDOT Releases Simulation Videos of 11th Street Underpass in Moorhead

The estimated cost for the project is $52 million.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Transportation released videos depicting what an 11th Street underpass in Moorhead would possibly look like. The videos show a street view as well as an aerial view of the underpass. The City of Moorhead says even though a special federal BUILD grant was rejected, the underpass project remains a top priority due to the city’s…

Moorhead Proposes A “Double” Underpass Downtown

The 11 Street underpass project would be between Center and 1st Avenue North and Main and Center

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead city leaders are looking into another underpass project as work continues on the Main Avenue 20th/21st Street Underpass. The 11 Street underpass project in downtown Moorhead would be between Center and 1st Avenue North and Main and Center. It is estimated it would save 4 million vehicle hours of delay over 20 years. The city is…

3rd Steet Underpass in Moorhead Closed due to High Water

The Red River measured at 22.1 feet and a crest of 22.5 feet is expected between Tuesday and Thursday.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The 3rd Street underpass in Moorhead has been closed due to the elevated Red River levels. The Red River measured at 22.1 feet and a crest of 22.5 feet is expected between Tuesday and Thursday. The City of Moorhead is monitoring gates and pump stations throughout the city. The gate and pump station that prevents the river from backing…

Underpass Road Closure To Last One Year Begins Monday In Moorhead

The Main Avenue and 20th/21st Street South Underpass project will cost over $70 million

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The first major road closure for the underpass project in Moorhead will go into effect on Monday. Main Avenue from 21st Street South to Oakway and 21 Street South from Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue South will be closing. Traffic will be detoured on 34th Street South via 12th Avenue South and Highway 10. The closure will be…

Construction for 20th/21st Street Underpass in Moorhead Begins Next Week

The city gave a presentation so people know what to expect

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead gave a presentation on what people can expect as construction starts on the 20th and 21st Street underpass. Neighbors say they’re glad the project is happening, even though there will be inconveniences. One man says he’s been waiting for this to happen for 40 years. Another woman says construction will directly affect her driveway,…

Police Search For Stabbing Suspect In Attack That Doesn’t Appear To Be Random

Officers are currently reviewing surveillance video in the area

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo police are looking for the suspect in an early morning stabbing. The police department says just before 5:45 a.m. Sunday, they responded to the I-29 underpass on 13th Avenue for a stabbing. On scene, they found a male with a non-life threatening stab wound. He was taken to the hospital. His current condition is not known….

Cone Zone: Center Street in West Fargo

A truck hit it last Wednesday morning

  WEST FARGO, ND — A section of Center Street in West Fargo will be closed this week. Crews will begin work on Tuesday to repair a damaged railroad underpass. A truck hit it last Wednesday morning. No serious injuries were reported, but the truck was heavily damaged. Center Street will be closed from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue Northeast…

Minnesota Lawmakers Reflecting on Bills Passed for Local Projects

Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota state officials are working with community members to review and reflect on bills passed during the 2017 legislative session. State Representative, Ben Lien, says the most important project is the 20th-21st Street underpass. Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved. The underpass will help…