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Next week contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will begin work on the final short-term intersection closure on the south side of 13th Avenue in West Fargo and the second intermittent intersection closure on the north side of the roadway in Fargo.
Crews will begin water main and storm sewer work through the north side intersection of 13th Avenue and 48th Street South in Fargo on Monday, August 20. Project work is expected to last for five days.
Beginning Wednesday, August 22, crews will close the south side of the intersection of 13th Avenue and 16th Street East to prepare for concrete pavement through the intersection in West Fargo. Project work is expected to last for six days.
Ahead of this closure, on Tuesday, August 21, crews will reopen the south side 13th Avenue intersections of 14th Street East and 17th Street East to all traffic.
During the short-term intersection closures, motorists are not allowed to turn on or from the main line of 13th Avenue from these intersections. Once work is completed the all 13th Avenue turning movements from these intersections 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 – Monday, August 20
ACCESS CHANGE – Tuesday, August 21
ACCESS CHANGE – Wednesday, August 22
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 SeptemberWork zone: 13th Avenue between 45th Street S in Fargo to 12th Street E in West FargoTraffic 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 FargoOPEN:
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.