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MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A city in northern North Dakota has created a new online mapping system to help residents more easily track construction.

Minot residents will be able to better keep up with city construction projects, navigate detours and bypass road closures this year with the city’s new Geographic Information System mapping, the Minot Daily News reported.

City Engineer Lance Meyer says Residents will find the new map on the city’s website to be a handy tool, said Lance Meyer, city engineer.

“It’s more user-friendly,” he said.

The GIS tool offers several maps, such as those currently set up with information on cleanup week, fire station response times, load restrictions, road closures and construction.

The road construction map shows where projects are continuing and includes projects scheduled. The map is updated each Friday.

An information box with details will pop up when a project is clicked on. Projects are color-coded by the type of construction.

The new tools also provide useful applications for city staff, Meyer said. Workers can use the electronic mapping to schedule and retrieve work orders and track work completion.

The new mapping system comes in the wake of several construction projects in the area. One of Minot’s largest projects this year is the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. The city is also working with the North Dakota Department of Transportation on the reconfiguration of a street with the U.S. 2 and 52 Bypass East. The $4.7 million in safety improvements will include shifting frontage roads.


Information from: Minot Daily News,