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13th Avenue and 17th Street Intersection Short-term Closure Begins Next Week

09/28/2018


  • Intersection of 50th Street Southwest and 13th Avenue –north side
    Intersection of 50th Street Southwest and 13th Avenue –north side
  • Intersection of 16th Street East and 13th Avenue –north side
    Intersection of 16th Street East and 13th Avenue –north side
  • Intersection of 17th Street East and 13th Avenue – north side
    Intersection of 17th Street East and 13th Avenue – north side
  • Upcoming Traffic and Business Access Map
    Upcoming Traffic and Business Access Map

Zone: South
Project: 13th Avenue Reconstruction Project

On Monday, October 1, contractors for the 13th Avenue Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvement Project will reopen the north side intersection of 13th Avenue and 50th Street Southwest in Fargo. All paving operations through the intersection are complete.

Weather permitting, on Tuesday, October 2, crews will reopen the north side intersection of 13th Avenue and 16th Street East in West Fargo. Once the intersection is reopened, crews will close the north side intersection of 13th Avenue and 17th Street East to remove the existing pavement and prepare the north side of the intersection for concrete paving. Project work is expected to last for 12 days.

During the short-term intersection closure, motorists are not allowed to turn on or from the main line of 13th Avenue from the intersection. Once work is completed the all 13th Avenue turning movements will be restored.

Early next week, mainline paving operations will continue moving west on the westbound lanes in West Fargo. Crews will pave two lanes on the north side of 13th Avenue between 16th Street East and 14th Street East. Slated project timelines are all weather permitting.

Traffic is currently on the south side of 13th Avenue between 47th Street South in Fargo and 12th Street East in West Fargo. Motorists are carried head-to-head, one lane in each direction, plus turn lanes, throughout the project limits. Lane widths are reduced to a maximum of 11 feet throughout the project during this phase. Trucks and other large vehicles are encouraged to use alternate routes.

ACCESS CHANGE – Monday, October 1

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 50th Street Southwest and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is OPEN
  • REOPENING: Monday, October 1, weather pending
  • PROJECT WORK: Crews completed concrete paving operations through the north side intersection.

ACCESS CHANGE – Tuesday, October 2

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 16th Street East and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is OPEN
  • REOPENING: Tuesday, October 2, weather pending
  • PROJECT WORK: Crews completed concrete paving operations through the north side intersection.

ACCESS CHANGE – Tuesday, October 2

  • LOCATION: Intersection of 17th Street East and 13th Avenue – north side
  • CHANGE: Access to 13th Avenue is temporarily closed
  • REOPENING: Saturday, October 13, weather pending
  • PROJECT WORK: Crews will work to install new storm sewer and water main and prepare the north side of the intersection for concrete paving.

TRAFFIC CONTROL – Phase 3 will continue until the end of October

Work zone: 13th Avenue between 45th Street South in Fargo to 12th Street East in West Fargo

Traffic control: Motorist are carried side-by-side on the south side of the roadway

OPEN:

  • One driving lane plus dedicated left turn lane each direction
  • Access to surrounding side streets
  • Business access is maintained

CLOSED:

  • North side of the roadway – 47th Street South to 12th Street East
  • Sidewalks – North to south pedestrian crossing is at 9th or 45th Streets

UPCOMING:

  • Intermittent intersection work:
    • North side access of 12th, 14th, 16th, and 17th intersections

To access commerce or travel through the area, drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes for their east-west driving.

PROJECT PHASES – As the project progresses, there will be multiple shifts in traffic control. The anticipated phase schedule is:

  • Phase 2 completion (Complete) – Early September
    • Side-by-side traffic on north side of roadway
  • Phase 3 completion – (Current) – End of October
    • Side-by-side traffic on south side of roadway
  • Phase 4 completion – Early November
  • 45th Street intersection pavement repairs (Complete) – Approximately 3 weeks in June
  • Project completion – Early November(100% traffic open)

**Please remember all schedules are tentative and weather dependent.

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