There was some long painful discussion about a truck route on North 51st Street in Grand Forks that I skipped out on today. When I got back to the office, I tried to figure out what I’d missed and found this packet, which has a list of truck through-routes in the city (page 11).
I thought there were only three or four, but there are a bunch of them. Here’s what they look like on a map. I don’t know why anyone should care except it’s beet season and we’ll all be thinking about truck routes. The city still has on the books a proposal to build a truck-bypass on Merrifield Road to the south and across the river, but I think it’s still a ways off from funding it.
Notice that weird cluster of roads downtown and off of Dyke Avenue. Vestiges of our industrial past, I suppose.