Minot cuts the ribbon, reopening Expressway to zoo, Corbett Field

MINOT, N.D. - Local and state leaders officially reopened six blocks of eastbound Burdick Expressway.

The project that cost $4.35 million will streamline access to multiple Minot area points of interest on the East side of town.

The grand reopening means removing a big inconvenience for many Minot resident commutes.

“Well it did change the route to work, that's for sure, for everybody in our household. But it was well worth the wait,” said Bob Timm, local resident.

“What a wonderful improvement between Roosevelt Park and the Zoo, one of our busiest facilities in the park district. And also across from Corbett Field; we have a beautiful new roadway through here. Nice lighting, sidewalk improvement, so people aren't walking right on the edge of the street. Drainage has improved, and all the utilities, so this is a great project,” said Ron Merritt, Minot Parks Department director.

With the Roosevelt park zoo closing in on ground breaking for a few big projects of their own, the parks department said they are relieved to put this construction behind them.