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10th Street North Reconstruction Project

Zone: Downtown, NorthWhat zone am I?


Start: May 2018

Estimated Completion: September 2018

10th Street North Reconstruction Project

10th Street North Reconstruction Project

Current Status:


  • East/west crossing at the 7th and 11th Avenues North and 10th Street North intersections


  • East/west crossing at 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th Avenues North and 10th Street North intersections
  • Pedestrian crossing to travel north and south will remain across the 7th Avenue North intersection
  • 600 and 1100 blocks of 10th Street North will remain local traffic only
    • Residential driveways in the 1100 block will remain accessible by use of the 12th Avenue North and 10th Street North intersection along with the alley on the west side of 10th Street North


  • University Drive between 4th and 12th Avenue North, one-lane in each direction with left-hand turn lanes


  • West of University Drive on 7th Avenue North to south on 4th Street North to west on 4th Avenue North to north on 15th Street North
  • East of 10th Street North on 7th Avenue North to south on 15th Street North to east on 4th Avenue North to north on 4th Street North

Project Overview:

The City of Fargo along with the NDDOT is overseeing the complete reconstruction of 10th Street/US-81 from 4th Avenue to 12th Avenue North in downtown Fargo. This roadway is part of the U.S. Highway system. The project work will upgrade this stretch of roadway from a rural to urban roadway as well as improve safety.

With corridor improvements, proper sight lines for safety are reviewed during project design. In this eight-block roadway construction project, trees were identified for removal to help with safety and visibility for all users and to meet current federal requirements. Removal of trees will be ongoing throughout the construction activity.


  • Remove some of the roadway curve out of 10th Street North between 8th and 10th Avenue
  • Improve pavement condition and ride quality of the 30 year-old plus roadway
  • Complete area infrastructure improvements and upgrade aging facilities of storm sewer, water main and sanitary sewer
  • Improve load-carrying capacity
  • Upgrade pedestrian facilities, traffic signals and lighting to improve safety features


10th Street North between 4th Avenue to 12th Avenue North is closed to thru traffic. Traffic is detoured to University Drive where it is one lane in each direction.

Sidewalks on the east and west side of the project will remain open until the roadway reconstruction is complete.


Active construction began in May 2018. Project work is slated to be complete late September.


NDDOT is funding the project with a majority of federal and state funds. The City of Fargo has participating items for infrastructure improvements.

Project cost is $7.1 Million:

  • Federal: $4.1 Million
  • State: $0.5 Million
  • City: $2.5 Million (city infrastructure improvements to sanitary sewer and water main work)