The City of Thief River Falls has completed numerous large scale transportation projects in recent years. The majority of them were to develop the Greenwood Street corridor to connect where people live to where they work through a safe and efficient transportation system and to prepare for future growth, development and capacity. A summary of these projects is outlined below.
- Greenwood Street Bridge
- Greenwood Street Underpass and Roundabout
- Greenwood Street/Highway 32 Traffic Lights
- Greenwood Street Multi-Use Trail
- Highway 32 Lighting
- Sanford Area Public Infrastructure
- Pennington Avenue Safe Routes To School Trail
- Greenwood Street/Highway 59 Realignment
- Noper Development Public Infrastructure
These projects had a total cost in excess of $16,000,000, with approximately $5,000,000 in federal funds, $3,000,000 in Municipal State Aid funds, $2,200,000 in State Bonding Bill, Local Road Improvement Program and Safe Routes to School grants. The balance of nearly $6,000,000 was financed locally.
In addition to these high profile projects the city typically averages approximately $2,000,000 annually in local street and utilities improvement projects for street extensions, resurfacing, water and sewer main extensions and water main replacement that are financed through bond sales.
These projects reinforce the local commitment to install and maintain infrastructure critical to the growth and livability of the community.