13th Avenue Road Reconstruction & Infrastructure Improvement Project
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Start: April 26, 2018
Estimated Completion: Fall 2018
13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Zone
The 13th Avenue reconstruction project is scheduled for 2018. This a collaborative reconstruction and infrastructure project between the City of Fargo and the City of West Fargo to upgrade a major corridor from 45th Street South to 12th Street East.
For the City of Fargo, the road construction and infrastructure project will improve 13th Avenue from 45th Street to 52nd Street (17th Street East). The City of West Fargo will be reconstructing 13th Avenue from the City of Fargo border, 17th Street East, to 12th Street East. This project will include the construction of a new 6-lane roadway in Fargo and 3-lane westbound and 2-lane eastbound roadway in West Fargo.
In addition to capacity improvements, the project will also address major surface and access issues throughout this busy stretch that have developed as more drivers use the road. A new concrete roadway, curb and gutter, sidewalks/shared use path, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, watermain, street lights, and traffic signals will be installed through the project limits.
This project brings increased benefit to the community and the state of North Dakota. By completing improvements this year, this will reduce potential delays in the future and create continuity between two local cities for both motorized and non-motorized modes of transportation.
The purpose of the project is to replace aging infrastructure, with a goal of improving both pedestrian and vehicular safety, and increasing roadway capacity.
Drivers, residents and businesses in the area will most likely experience temporary traffic delays during peak travel hours (7 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.). As the project progresses, there will also be shifts in traffic control and open driving lanes, temporary lane reductions, and short-term intersection closures.
Drivers will always have at least one driving lane in each direction on 13th Avenue open throughout the project. Access to adjacent roadway properties and businesses will be maintained throughout the project, and drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to utilize side streets or alternate routes when possible.
Current Traffic Pattern: Phase Two
Active construction is slated to begin April 26, 2018.
The project is being funded by a combination of local utility, infrastructure sales tax, and special assessments. The preliminary construction cost estimate is $12.7 million, and is subject to change.
The City of Fargo and City of West Fargo have hosted two joint pubic information meetings for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement project on November 30th and April 10th.
The next public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This meeting will be held in the Time Square East Building 4950 13th Avenue South, second floor.
The meeting will not have a formal presentation and will be an open house format. Representatives from the City of Fargo, City of West Fargo, Apex Engineering Group, and Flint Group will be available to answer questions about how the different phases of the street reconstruction could possible impact you and how we plan to ease impact to your business and/or access to the area during road construction.
In 2018, you can stay updated by:
- Attending regularly public information meetings held throughout the duration of the project.
- Sign up for project-specific email updates.
- Like the FargoStreets Facebook and City of West Fargo Facebook pages or follow FargoStreets Twitter for up-to-date information.