For the 15 years I've lived in Minot I've heard every year that they are going to "fix" East Burdick Expressway. Mid May they got started.
The surface of East Burdick Expressway, between 9th Street and 15th Street has been in very bad shape for years. In the "ancient" days Burdick Expressway was Highway 2 before it was re-routed around town. As an old highway it is a cement surface.
The "fix" starts with modifying what is known as a dead loop. The dead loops were left over river parts from when they modified the river after the flood of 1969.
Before they started their work this dead loop was about the size of an average ditch. I'm not sure what they are doing but this is what the ditch looks like today.