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13th Avenue Road Reconstruction & Infrastructure Improvement Project

Zone: SouthWhat zone am I?


Start: April 2018

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

Project Overview:

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 S to 12th Street E.

For the City of Fargo, the road construction and infrastructure project will improve 13th Avenue from 45th Street to 52nd Street (17th Street E). The City of West Fargo will be reconstructing 13th Avenue from the City of Fargo border, 17th Street E, to 12th Street E. 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 (7AM – 9AM and 4PM – 6PM). 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.


The 13th Avenue from 45th Street to 12th Street E project is currently being designed and will be publicly bid by the City of Fargo in March 2018.

Active construction is slated to begin in April 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.

Stay Updated:

The City of Fargo and City of West Fargo are hosting a public information meeting on Thursday, November 30th, 2017, to discuss the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement project.

This meeting will be held in Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Fargo Campus Dakota Room, first floor (public meeting space), 4510 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58121.

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.

If unable to attend the public information meeting, please contact either Jeremy Gorden, City of Fargo, or Matt Kinsella, Apex Engineering Group with further questions.

In 2018, you can stay updated by:

  • Attending regularly public information meetings held throughout the duration of the project. After project kick-off, meetings will be held off 13th Avenue on a biweekly basis.
  • Sign up for project-specific email updates. Select 13th Avenue or South Zone by visiting Sign Up for Email Updates page on
  • Like the FargoStreets and City of West Fargo Facebook pages or follow FargoStreets on Twitter (@FargoStreets) for up-to-date information