17th Street N. Corridor Study - Moorhead, MN     

          

Public Input Opportunity & Virtual Open House

 

Monday, November 30th - Monday, December 21st

Metro COG held the second online public input opportunity, in place of a traditional open house, beginning Monday, November 30th, and ending on Monday, December 21st.  Members of the community were able to learn more about the proposed 17th St N corridor alternatives, take a survey on which alternatives or portions thereof that they prefer, and provide additional feedback.  A summary of second-round public engagement will be provided on this webpage as soon as it is available.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, December 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Metro COG also hosted a virtual open house via Zoom Video Communications on Wednesday, December 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Members of the 17th St N Corridor Study project team presented project background, corridor alternatives, and the project's next steps.  There was a live question and answer session with the opportunity to provide direct feedback to the corridor study team on the corridor alternatives. 

Friday, August 7th - Monday, August 31st

Metro COG held an initial online public input opportunity, in place of a traditional open house, which began on Friday, August 7th, and ended on Monday, August 31st.  Members of the community were able to watch an informational video, provide comments, and were able to take a survey about what they saw as the biggest opportunities/challenges along the corridor.  A summary of the initial public engagement results can be viewed by clicking the blue-button above. 

 

Purpose

17th St N is a major collector roadway located on the north side of Moorhead, MN.  The corridor is one mile long and runs from 1st Ave N to 15th Ave N.  The 17th St N roadway is known for its excessive width with a curb-to-curb width of 60 feet and public right-of-way width of 140 feet, nearly double the widths of similar adjacent roadways.  Click the Corridor History button above to see information about the original platting of 17th Street, which laid the groundwork for how the corridor looks today.  

The purpose of the Reimagine 17th Street Corridor Study is to study possible ways of improving the corridor in advance of a pavement improvement project that is scheduled for 2022.  Possible scenarios will look at improvements to the corridor's aesthetics, improvements to multi-modal safety, enhancing quality of life in the neighborhood, calming of traffic, providing bicycle facilities, improving the sustainability of operations and maintenance of the corridor, and more.  The corridor has the potential to be unique to the Fargo-Moorhead Area.  

The reason Metro COG is collaborating with the City of Moorhead to study the project at this time is because the corridor is in need of pavement improvements.  The City of Moorhead has a capital improvement roadwork project scheduled on the corridor in 2022 and would like to explore long-term options that may be considered as part of the proposed roadwork.  

The study objective is to gather existing conditions, determine existing and future needs, provide planning-level corridor alternatives and planning-level cost estimates, gather input from the public and stakeholders to help guide feasible corridor alternatives, prepare a final report, and provide options and alternatives to funding future corridor improvements. 

         

Project Contact Information

 

Luke Champa,

Assistant Transportation Planner

 

champa@fmmetrocog.org

(701) 532-5107

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