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Posted on: August 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] West Fargo South Side of 13th Avenue Paving Rescheduled for Thursday Evening

Southside access change at 14th St E.

Due to weather events earlier in the week, the mainline paving operations have been rescheduled to begin late Thursday, August 16, at 11 p.m. Crews will be paving two eastbound lanes on the south side of 13th Avenue between 17th Street East to 12th Street East in West Fargo.

When paving operations first begin in West Fargo section:  

  • Single driving lane will be maintained for both direction of travel
  • Flaggers will direct traffic through the area
  • As paving operations wrap-up in the early morning hours, crews will reopen the second lane and traffic will be carried side-by-side with one lane in each direction plus turn lanes, in both sections of the work zone again.

Drivers should be aware that there will be a heavy presence of concrete trucks in the work zone overnight until the early morning. Delays are expected during the paving operations.

By the end of the week contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will reopen the north side of the intersection of 13th Avenue and 47th Street South in Fargo. All turning movements for the intersection will be restored.

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.  

ACCESS CHANGE – By the end of this week  

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 47th Street S and 13th Avenue –north side 
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is OPEN
  • REOPENING: By the end of this week, weather pending
  • PROJECT WORK: Crews will work to install new storm sewer and water main on the north side of the intersection

Northside access change at 47th St. S.


ACCESS CHANGE – Monday, August 13

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 14th Street E and 13th Avenue –south side  
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is temporarily closed
  • REOPENING: Tuesday, August 21, late evening, weather pending
  • PROJECT WORK: Crews will begin work to prepare for concrete pavement on the south side of the intersection.

Southside access change at 14th St E.

ACCESS CHANGE – Wednesday, August 8

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 17th Street E and 13th Avenue –south side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is temporarily closed
  • REOPENING: Tuesday, August 21, late evening, weather pending
  • PROJECT WORK: Crews will work to complete removals, water main, earthwork, and concrete paving through the intersection

Southside 17th St E access change


TRAFFIC CONTROL – Phase 2 in West Fargo will continue until the end of August 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 lane 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:
    • South 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 zone

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

  • Phase 2 completion (Current) – End of August
  • Side-by-side traffic on north side of roadway - West Fargo portion
  • Phase 3 completion – (Current) – End of September
    • Side-by-side traffic on south side of roadway - Fargo portion
  • 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.


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