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10th Street North Closes to Drivers Between 4th – 12th Avenue Tomorrow Afternoon in North Fargo


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Zone: North
Project:10th Street North Reconstruction Project

Over the last week, crews have been preparing University Drive from 4th Avenue N to 12th Avenue N to carry the 10th Street N reconstruction project detour route. A single lane of northbound 10th Street N and southbound University Drive will soon be carried head-to-head on University Drive, which is typically a one-way roadway.

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30, 10th Street N between 4th Avenue N to 12th Avenue N will be close to thru traffic throughout the duration of the project. All remaining blocks of 10th Street N will be open for local traffic only.
The first phase of work will begin north of 8th Avenue N intersection to southside of 10th Avenue intersection. These two blocks and intersection will completely close to all traffic starting the morning of Thursday, May 31.

By tomorrow evening, Wednesday May 30:

  • 10th Street North railroad underpass between 4th to 6th Avenue North will close to all drivers, however the underpass will remain open for pedestrian use
  • 10th Street North from 6th to 12th Avenue North will close to thru traffic, remaining open for local traffic only
  • Northbound 10th Street North traffic will begin to be detoured on 4th Avenue North to University Drive to continue north
  • Temporary traffic signals will be used on University Drive at the following intersections:
    • 4th Avenue North and University Drive
    • 7th Avenue North and University Drive
    • 11th Avenue North and University Drive
    • 12th Avenue North and University Drive

By Thursday, May 31:

  • 10th Street North roadway from north of 8th through 10th Avenue North will close completely
  • 10th Street North and 9th Avenue North intersection will close to east to west cross traffic
  • All remaining blocks and intersections of 10th Street North will remain open for local traffic only

Throughout the duration of the reconstruction and infrastructure improvement project:

  • A sidewalk will be maintained on 10th Street North and under the railroad underpass
  • Construction activity will be limited to no more than half the project at a time
  • The marked bike detour is located on 11th Street North, 4th and 6th Avenue North, and Roberts Street

The project work has been designed to split the project limits up into three main phases – the lift station work under the railroad, the stretch from 4th to 9th Avenue and the stretch from 9th to 12th Avenue.
This year the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Fargo District and City of Fargo will replace aging infrastructure and continue the city-wide effort to upgrade services for residents and businesses on 10th Street North from 4th Avenue North to 12th Avenue North.
Rear end crashes are the most common in work zones. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, allow extra distance between their vehicles and the vehicle in front of them. Motorists are encouraged to add five extra minutes to their travel plans through the area.

Speeds will be reduced on University Drive throughout the project limits.

Project completion: September 26
Work zone limits: 10th Street North from 4th Avenue North to 12th Avenue North in North Fargo
Work zone length: Less than one mile
Traffic control: In both directions, throughout the duration of the project –

  • Head-to-head traffic with one lane in each direction on University Drive
  • 10th Street North between 4th Avenue North to 12th Avenue North will close to thru traffic
  • Sidewalks on the east and west side of the project will remain open
  • Marked bike detour via Roberts Street North to 6th Avenue North to 11th Street North

Scope of work:

  • Replacement of the existing local water main, rehab on the existing water transmission line, and placement of the existing sanitary sewer main
  • Complete road reconstruction and concrete paving
  • New curb and gutter and traffic signals
  • Driveway approaches and sidewalk repairs

Daily Traffic Counts:
Current 2016:                            
Passenger – 13,355                  
Trucks – 475                        
Total: 13,830

Forecast 2036:
Passenger – 16,295
Trucks –580
Total: 16,875
Project Funding: The project cost is $7.1 million.

  • Federal: $4.1 million
  • State: half million
  • City: $2.5 million (Sanitary sewer and water main work along with other miscellaneous items are completely funded by City of Fargo)

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