Public Input Needed for Bismarck-Mandan Corridor Improvement Study

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Traffic on some roadways in Bismarck and Mandan is often congested, delaying drivers.

The Bismarck Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization is gathering data on how these roads can be improved.

Some of the traffic corridors discussed included Main Street in Mandan, Sunset Drive and Washington Street.

The study will determine what will help traffic flow. Some options include reducing street parking, adding turn lanes and re-striping.

Tonight marked the first of three public hearings to get public input.

"It's obviously important to have the public involved because they are the ones that use these corridors. They live along the corridors and streets. So their input is very valuable in our evaluation of alternatives or coming up with alternatives," said Rick Stoppelmoor, HDR engineer.

The next public hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Bismarck Veteran's Memorial Library at 5:30 p.m. You can learn more about the project at mandanbismarckcorridors.com/index.php.