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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Final West Fargo south side intersection closure on 13th Avenue opens Saturday

South side of 16th Street E and 13th Avenue intersection

Tomorrow morning, Saturday, September 1, contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will open the 13th Avenue and 16th Street East intersection on the south side of the roadway, weather permitting. All 13th Avenue turning movements from the intersection will be restored.

This week crews started mainline paving operations on the westbound lanes in Fargo. Crews paved two lanes on the north side of 13th Avenue between 47th Street South and 50th Street South, along with the 48th Street South intersection. Paving operations will continue next week to pave the final lane in this section.

Traffic is currently on the south side of 13th Avenue between 47th Street S and 17th Street E in Fargo and then crosses back over to be carried on the north side of 13th Avenue between 17th Street E and 12th Street E in West Fargo. Traffic control will remain in this pattern for approximately one more week, weather permitting.

Mainline paving operations from 47th St South to 50th Street South


ACCESS CHANGE – Saturday, September 1

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 16th Street E and 13th Avenue – south side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is OPEN
  • REOPENING: Saturday, September 1, weather pending

PROJECT WORK: Crews paved through the south side of the intersection

South side of 16th Street E and 13th Avenue intersection

ACCESS CHANGE – Monday, August 20

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 48th Street S and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is temporarily closed
  • REOPENING: Tuesday, September 4, weather pending

PROJECT WORK: Crews worked to install new storm sewer and water main on the north side of the intersection. Paving operations have been completed and the intersection will reopen once it has reached its required strength.

North side of 48th Street S and 13th Avenue intersection


TRAFFIC CONTROL – Phase 2 in West Fargo will continue until early September and phase 3 in Fargo will continue until the end of September

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 north side of the roadway through West Fargo and carried side-by-side on the south side of the roadway through Fargo

OPEN:

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

CLOSED:

  • North side of the roadway – 47th Street S to 17th Street E
  • South side of the roadway – 17th Street E to 12th Street E
  • Sidewalks – North to south pedestrian crossing is at 9th or 45th Streets

UPCOMING:

  • Entire project will shift fully into phase 3 throughout the project limits
  • Intermittent intersection work:
  • North side access of 14th, 16th, and 17th intersections
  • North side access of 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.

13th Avenue reconstruction 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 (Current) – Early September – West Fargo portion

    • Side-by-side traffic on north side of roadway
  • Phase 3 completion – (Current) – End of September – Fargo portion

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