Project: North Broadway Reconstruction: 12th Ave. to 19th Ave.
FARGO, N.D. (June 1, 2017) – The final stretch of this season’s first Broadway Reconstruction Project will close starting tomorrow morning, Friday, June 2. This portion includes the roadway between 17th Avenue N and 18th Avenue N, directly in front of Washington Elementary. Contractors have held off closing this block of Broadway until the school year ends, as today is the last day for students.
At this time, the traffic pattern will be:
- CLOSED: Broadway from 15th Avenue N to 19th Avenue N,
- CLOSED: Intersections of Broadway and 15th Ave. N, 16th Ave. N, 17th Ave. N, and 18th Ave. N
- DETOUR ROUTE: 4th Street N
- SIDEWALKS: Closed through the work zone for underground utility work and safety reasons
As contractors finish reconstruction and utility improvements for this first project, portions of Broadway will begin to reopen. The goal is to complete areas in front of nearby schools by the time classes resume this fall.
The second project, adjacent to the first, is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 6, ultimately impacting Broadway between 12th Avenue N and 15th Ave. N. The first phase of work will only close Broadway north of the 14th Avenue N intersection, so drivers and residents will not experience major changes to the current traffic pattern. Contractors for this project will start on underground utility improvements at the intersection of Broadway and 15th Avenue N, and plan to complete and reopen the intersection before moving on to the next phase of work. At this time, the intersection is scheduled to be finished by July 1, weather permitting.
Construction for both Broadway projects will overlap at times, temporarily closing the entire stretch from north of the 12th Ave. intersection to 19th Ave. N. Both projects include complete roadway reconstruction, new curb and gutter, street lights, concrete pavement, city utilities, and the installation of a 30” sanitary sewer force main.