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19th Avenue N Road Construction Projects

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Start: May 2017

Estimated Completion: Fall 2018

Current Project Map

Current Project Map

Current Status:

Access south of 19th Avenue North and 45th Street North intersection:

  • 12th Avenue North to 45th Street North
  • Maintained for local traffic only

Access to businesses and Horse Park on the west end of 19th Avenue North:

  • 12th Avenue North to 57th Street North to 19th Avenue North
  • Maintained for local traffic only

Access to businesses west of 45th Street North and 19th Avenue North intersection:

  • Interstate 29 (I-29) to 19th Avenue North roadway realignment south on 45th Street North to old 19th Avenue North road
  • Maintained for local traffic only

Project Overview:

The city will be constructing a new, 5-lane roadway with new concrete, a flush median, updated utilities and street lights on 19th Avenue North from the I-29 Ramp to 57th Street North. The improvements will be part of two, separate projects. One will impact 19th Avenue North between I-29 and 45th Street, including 45th Street between 16th Avenue North and 19th Avenue North. The other will be from 45th Street to 57th Street. The updated utilities and new roadway will help accommodate for increasing traffic volumes and population growth in North Fargo as our city expands. A new sanitary sewer interceptor main will have an overflow structure installed and will improve the area’s sewer network.

To finish the reconstruction and infrastructure improvement projects, crews will complete in 2018:

  • West portion of 19th Avenue North between 45th Street South to 57th Street North
  • New west portion of the 19th Avenue road alignment
  • South portion of 45th Street North intersection from 16th Avenue North to new 19th Avenue North
  • 45th Street North crossing over the railroad tracks to prepare for a possible future railroad underpass


In 2017, 19th Avenue North improvements included east portion of the roadway realignment, adding driving lanes, new concrete, a flush median, added a new sanitary sewer interceptor, updated utilities and street lights to 19th Avenue North from Interstate 29 (I-29) to 45th Street North. This project entered winter suspension.

In May, 2018 the winter suspension will end and the second year of slated project work will begin. The complete project work will wrap up in Fall of 2018.


19th Avenue North serves as an important roadway connecting drivers and nearby property owners to I-29. As Fargo has grown, the road became outdated and too small for increasing traffic volumes. The new 5-lane roadway will create more space and safer travel routes to keep pace with Fargo’s future growth. This project will provide the infrastructure to convert 19th Avenue North and 45th Street North from rural roadway sections to arterial urban street sections.


19th Avenue North and 45th Street North infrastructure will be funded by Special Assessments, applied per City policy. The Sanitary Sewer Interceptor modifications will be funded by Waste Water Sales Tax Funds and a majority of the railroad crossing costs will be covered by Federal and State funds.