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Work to begin on long-awaited underpass on Main Avenue in Moorhead

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MOORHEAD, Minn.—In less than two weeks, orange cones and construction crews will take over a dangerous intersection in Moorhead with the goal of eliminating a long-time traffic headache for drivers.

This long anticipated project at Main Avenue and 21st Street could affect your commute.

Workers will start building a $66 million underpass on July 23rd.

Engineers tell WDAY-TV crews will make sure you can still get to Moorhead High and businesses in the area throughout the project.

The detours will be set up in phases.

One of them runs several blocks going around this intersection.

City engineers presented the full construction plan to people who live nearby this afternoon.

One man tells us he's happy they're finally doing something.

"I sat on the deck one morning and watched 18 school buses backed up at that intersection because of a train," said Chuck Struckman, a Moorhead resident who lives near the infamous intersection.

Engineers tell WDAY-TV the project is expected to take about eight months and wrap up in February.

The city wants anyone with questions or concerns to contact them, to find more information click here.

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