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Public Works

Posted on: September 7, 2018

All motorists to be carried on the south side of 13th Avenue Saturday in West Fargo and Fargo

Temporary closing of 47 St S intersection

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 8, contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will shift all traffic control in West Fargo to the south side of the roadway. The traffic shift will put all motorists side-by-side with one lane in each direction, plus turn lanes on the south side of the work zone throughout the West Fargo and Fargo project limits. Lane widths are reduced to a maximum of 11 feet throughout the project during this phase. Trucks and other large vehicles are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Once traffic is switched crews will continue moving west on the old north side roadway and begin work to install the new underground utilities on 13th Avenue.

Currently the north side intersections of 13th Avenue and 47th Street South and 13th Avenue and 50th Street Southwest are closed for underground and concrete pavement work. Project work at these intersections is expected to last one to two weeks.

ACCESS CHANGE – Wednesday, September 5

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 47th Street S and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is temporarily closed
  • REOPENING: Friday, September 14, weather pending

PROJECT WORK: Crews will work to construct new concrete pavement on the north side of the intersection.

Temporary closing of 47 St S intersection

ACCESS CHANGE – Wednesday, September 5

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 50th Street SW and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is temporarily closed
  • REOPENING: Tuesday, September 18, weather pending

PROJECT WORK: Crews will work to install new storm sewer and water main and construct new concrete pavement on the north side of the intersection


Temporary closing of 50 St SW intersection


TRAFFIC CONTROL – Phase 3 will continue until the middle of October

Work zone: 13th Avenue between 45th Street S in Fargo to 12th Street E in West Fargo

Traffic control: Motorist are carried side-by-side on the south side of the roadway.

OPEN:

  • One driving lane plus dedicated left turn lane each direction
  • Access to surrounding side streets
  • Business access is maintained

CLOSED:

  • North side of the roadway – 47th Street S to 12th Street E
  • Sidewalks – North to south pedestrian crossing is at 9th or 45th Streets

UPCOMING:

  • Intermittent intersection work:
    • North side access of 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 47th, 48th, and 50th intersections

To access commerce or travel through the area, drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes for their east-west driving.

Current traffic control

PROJECT PHASES – As the project progresses, there will be multiple shifts in traffic control. The anticipated phase schedule is:

  • Phase 2 completion (Complete) – Early September

    • Side-by-side traffic on north side of roadway
  • Phase 3 completion – (Current) – Middle of October

    • Side-by-side traffic on south side of roadway
  • Phase 4 completion – End of October
  • 45th Street intersection pavement repairs (Complete) – Approximately 3 weeks in June
  • Project completion – End of October (100% traffic open)

 The purpose of the project is to replace aging infrastructure, with a goal of improving both pedestrian and vehicular safety and increasing roadway capacity through the area.


**Please remember all schedules are tentative and weather dependent. 

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