Work on the North Core Streetscapes renewal will continue this summer on Court Street, with work shifting to Red River Road.

The streetscape work started in 2023, and this spring, crews have started to install granite planters and concrete pavers on Court Street as the ground has thawed enough to resume work.

The multi-year project involves replacement of sanitary sewers and watermains on both streets and restoration of the sidewalks and roads. This includes significant improvements to public spaces that will support more public events, patio and vendor space, and improved walkability.

This project is part of ongoing efforts to enhance infrastructure, improve accessibility, and create a more vibrant urban environment for residents and visitors in the downtown area.

The first phase of construction is expected to start May 6 with the closure of Red River Road from Cumberland Street to St. Paul Street.  On May 1, Cooke Street will become a one-way street, with its direction of travel reversed, with traffic going easterly from Court Street to St. Paul Street, in order to provide access to St. Paul Street while Red River Road is closed.

Area businesses will remain open with pedestrian access intact. Please visit the City’s project website for up-to-date information on how to access businesses throughout the construction season:

Safety signage will be in place, and drivers are urged to use caution and reduce speeds around the construction zone. The City wants to remind the public to avoid entering construction fencing areas for their safety and that of the work crew.

The city will provide further updates as construction proceeds along Red River Road in phases from Cumberland Street toward Court Street.