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Cars pass over the 11th street south railroad tracks in Moorhead, Minn., Monday, June 23, 2014. The street is one of two locations in Moorhead where a new underpass could be constructed. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Moorhead council OKs first phase of downtown underpass study

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MOORHEAD – City Council members here signed off Monday on a new plan to eventually build another railroad underpass in downtown Moorhead.


The first phase of a study approved by the council with an 8-0 vote would better position Moorhead to apply for future funding opportunities to help build a roughly $35 million underpass in the downtown core, said City Engineer Bob Zimmerman.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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