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On Saturday, November 10, weather permitting, contractors for 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project plan to open 50th Street SW and 13th Avenue intersection to all traffic.
This is the last of the planned short-term intersection closures in the 13th Avenue work zone in Fargo and West Fargo.
This week the 47th Street S and 13th Avenue intersection opened, and crews are continuing to work on the final phase of the project to rebuild medians, curb and gutter, and decorative concrete. All mainline paving operations on 13th Avenue are complete through the project limits.
Traffic control remains on both sides of 13th Avenue in Fargo and West Fargo. In each direction, motorists encounter:
Reduced intersection access (center of roadway):
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.
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:
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.