New 52nd Avenue South Eastbound Bridge Open to Traffic
The North Dakota Department of Transportation Fargo District (NDDOT), Cass County, City of Fargo and City of West Fargo have improvement projects stretching from the I-94 interchange in West Fargo to the County Road 17/76th Avenue roundabout in 2019. This communication channel shares progress updates and roadway access changes for all these adjacent southwest metro work zones in eastern North Dakota.
The Southwest Metro Work Zone project teams are holding biweekly public information meetings to answer questions on all of these projects every other Friday, 9 to 9:30 a.m. Project engineers will be LIVE on the City of West Fargo’s Facebook page at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 25, to answer your questions.
Beaton Drive to 32nd Avenue South
32nd Avenue West to 40th Avenue West
45th Street South to 63rd Street South
Motorists will notice a new intersection design at three intersections along 52nd Ave S. The intersections of 47th St S, 53rd St S, and 53rd Ave S will operate as RCUT (Restricted Crossing U-Turn) intersections to better assist drivers with crossing multiple lanes of the widened roadway. The 47th St S RCUT intersection if fully open to drivers and the remaining RCUT intersections will open when project work is complete in early November.
RCUT intersection changes a traditional four-way stop intersection into a right-in and right-out intersection. When using an RCUT intersection motorists approaching divided highways from a side road are not allowed to make left turns or cross over traffic; instead, they are guided to take an right-hand turn onto 52nd Ave S and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening to continue travel.
Benefits of an RCUT intersection:
The intersections of 63rd St S, Veterans Blvd, and 45th St S will all be signalized intersections.
I-94 – half mile east and west around Sheyenne Street Interchange
Cass County Road 17 (CR 17) and 76th Ave S/CR 6 intersection along with a small section of 76th Avenue South just north of the new elementary school.