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Posted on: November 2, 2018

All 13th Avenue work zone traffic shifting into final phase Saturday morning

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will shift all traffic control into the final phase of the project to finish restoring the medians in center of roadway.

In each direction, motorists traveling on 13th Avenue in Fargo and West Fargo will encounter:

  • Traffic no longer traveling side-by-side in any section of the project
  • Eastbound drivers will remain on the south side roadway
  • Westbound drivers will shift to the new north side roadway
  • One outside driving lane plus dedicated left turn lane
  • Right-in/right-out traffic movements at the intersections of 47th and 50th in Fargo

All mainline paving operations on 13th Avenue are complete. Crews will continue to work on curb and gutter, medians, and decorative concrete through the project limits. 

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Opened intersection (north side):

  • 14th Street E and 13th Avenue intersection (West Fargo): opened Thursday, November 1 
    • Crews completed paving through the intersection and reopened Thursday evening

Reduced intersection access (center of roadway):

  • 48th Street S and 13th Avenue intersection (Fargo): Reduced thru access slated to reopen late Saturday, November 3
    • While crew’s complete median work on 13th Avenue through this intersection traffic is reduced to right in/right out access only. Northbound traffic will only be allowed to go east, and southbound traffic will only be allowed to go west. Full access will reopen in about a week.

Upcoming intersection access changes: Monday, November 5

  • 47th Street S and 13th Avenue intersection (Fargo): Reduced thru access slated next week
    • While crew’s complete median work on 13th Avenue through this intersection traffic will be reduced to right in/right out access only. Northbound traffic will only be allowed to go east, and southbound traffic will only be allowed to go west. Full access will reopen in less than a week.
  • 50th Street SW and 13th Avenue intersection (Fargo): Reduced thru access slated next week
    • While crew’s complete median work on 13th Avenue through this intersection traffic will be reduced to right in/right out access only. Northbound traffic will only be allowed to go east, and southbound traffic will only be allowed to go west. Full access will reopen in about a week.

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TRAFFIC CONTROL – Phase 4 will continue until mid-November

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

 Traffic control: Motorists are carried on the outside through lanes and remain on the respective side of travel. 

 OPEN:

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

CLOSED:

  • Inside driving lanes in both directions -- 45th Street S to 12th Street E
  • Sidewalks – North to south pedestrian crossing is at 9th or 45th Streets

UPCOMING:

  • Intermittent intersection work:
    • Center median access of 50th and 47th intersections

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.

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

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 – (Complete) – End of October 
    • Side-by-side traffic on south side of roadway- west of 16th Street E
    • Split traffic to the outside lanes of the roadway- east of 16th Street E
  • Phase 4 completion – (Current) - Mid November 
  • 45th Street intersection pavement repairs (Complete) – Approximately 3 weeks in June
  • Project completion – Mid November (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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