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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:

Over the first month of construction activity, contractors for the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Fargo District and City of Fargo 10th Street North road reconstruction and infrastructure improvement project have been busy with roadway and underground work between the blocks of 8th – 10th Avenues, including the 9th Avenue North intersection, and started project work to upgrade the area lift station between 4th – 6th Avenues under the railroad underpass. A single lane of northbound 10th Street North and southbound University Drive are carried head-to-head on University Drive, which is typically a one-way roadway, to accommodate all of the project work.

On 10th Street North between the blocks of 10th – 11th Avenues crew are working to break up the existing concrete roadway and underground work closing this block to local traffic. Another project crew will move south to enter the block between 7th – 8th Avenues on Monday, July 2, weather permitting.

Project Overview:

The City of Fargo along with the NDDOT will be 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 will close to thru traffic. Traffic will be detoured to University Drive where it will be 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 is slated to begin May 2018.


NDDOT will be funding the project with a majority of federal and state funds. The City of Fargo will have 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)