New Bypass Policy | VideoRene Thibault | 2/6/2013
The plan requires landowners to provide land along the bypass for new access roads, if needed. City engineers expect heavy traffic increases for the bypass.
“We try to get a good idea of what`s going to happen, as far as traffic levels. We know there`s going to be a lot of roadways that are going to be very busy, your 21st avenue, your 16th streets, your 30th streets, 30th avenue, those sort of roadways are going to carry significant amounts of traffic as northwest Minot develops. And it’s all going to funnel onto the bypass or onto Broadway, so we need to effectively plan that out so we don`t overload one or two corridors and create a traffic jam up there,” said City Engineer Lance Meyer.
City officials wanted to have this plan in place to avoid another gridlock problem like the one that happened several years ago on the south side of town, causing big traffic problems.