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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Upcoming intersection access changes for 13th Avenue work zone in Fargo

13th Avenue Reconstruction

By late evening tonight, Thursday, September 13, contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will open the 13th Avenue and 50th Street Southwest intersection on the north side of the roadway. All 13th Avenue turning movements from the intersection will be restored.

Weather permitting, on Saturday, September 15, crews will open the 13th Avenue and 47th Street South intersection on the north side of the roadway. All underground and concrete paving operations have been completed through this intersection.

Intermittent underground water main installation work is currently being done on the north side intersection of 13th Avenue and 17th Street East. The intersection has narrowed while work is occurring but remains open to traffic. Work is expected to last about two weeks.

Traffic is currently on the south side of 13th Avenue between 47th Street South in Fargo and 12th Street East in West Fargo. Motorists are carried head-to-head, one lane in each direction, plus turn lanes, throughout the 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.

ACCESS CHANGE – Thursday, September 13 (MAP)

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

PROJECT WORK: Crews worked to install new storm sewer and water main and prepare the north side of the intersection for concrete paving

ACCESS CHANGE – Saturday, September 15 (MAP)

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 47th Street S and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is OPEN
  • REOPENING: Saturday, September 15, weather pending

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

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

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.


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


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


  • 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.


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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