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52nd Ave S Construction (45th St to 63rd St)

Zone: SouthWhat zone am I?


Start: March 1, 2019

Estimated Completion: Fall 2019

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Current Status:

This project is tentatively scheduled to begin as early as March 1, 2019.

Project Overview:

The City of Fargo and the North Dakota Department of Transportation NDDOT) will reconstruct 52nd Avenue South between 45th Street to just west of 63rd Street in 2019. This project will include the following:

  • Reconstruction of 52nd Avenue South from a rural two lane roadway to an urban four lane divided roadway with dedicated turn lanes.
  • Widened bridge over Drain 27.
  • Installation of new storm sewer.
  • Expansion of the water infrastructure along the west end of the 52nd Avenue corridor.
  • Installation of new street lighting.
  • Installation of new shared use path along both sides of 52nd Avenue and underneath the Drain 27 bridge.
  • Installation of new traffic signals at the 63rd Street, Veteran's Boulevard, and 45th Street intersections.


The apparent low bidder is Kindred Plumbing and Heating with a construction cost of approx. $19.2 million.


The bridge over Drain 27 (between 45th Street and Veteran's Boulevard) will be closed as early as March 1 and will tentatively reopen in mid to late August. 52nd Avenue through traffic will be detoured to other routes during this bridge closure.


Construction is scheduled to start as early as March 1, with substantial completion scheduled for the Fall of 2019.


The cost of construction is estimated to be $19.2 million. Funding for the project will consist of a combination of the following sources:

  • Federal Highway Funds
  • Cass County Highway Funds
  • SE Cass Water Resource District Funds
  • City of West Fargo Funds
  • City of Fargo Funds
  • Special Assessments


52nd Avenue South is functionally classified as a major arterial roadway. The purpose of the project is to reconstruct and improve 52nd Avenue South from 45th Street to 63rd Street to serve as an important link in the multimodal transportation system, thereby accommodating the long-term growth and development within the project area by addressing capacity needs, level of service (LOS), pavement condition and pedestrian infrastructure.

This project will reconstruct the existing rural 2 lane roadway into an urban arterial capable of carrying the following current and projected traffic volumes:

  • Current Traffic Volume: Approximately 12,000 (Vehicles Per Day (VPD)
  • Projected Traffic Volume: 20,000 VPD

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