Section of 63rd Street South Closing Wednesday, May 15, at 7 a.m.
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., at West Fargo Sports Arena. The next public meeting will be held Friday, May 10th.
Beaton Drive to 32nd Avenue South
32nd Avenue West to 40th Avenue West
45th Street South to 63rd Street South
The next 52nd Avenue closure will extend the work zone from west of the Veterans Blvd intersection to east of 63rd St S. Work is anticipated to begin in this phase in mid-June. Project phases anticipate the east side of the work zone over Drain 27 to open to one driving lane in each direction to 45th Street South intersection by mid-August. Both are weather and road condition permitting.
During the short-term closure, neighborhood access will be at the south Deer Creek entrance. The posted detour route will be:
To complete the drainage project safely and as quickly as possible, crews will fully close 63rd Street South just north of the new elementary school.
This closure will begin on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 a.m. The project work is estimated to take three weeks, weather permitting. Crews will need to fully remove the roadway to install the new box culvert across 63rd Street South and then repave the roadway. This project work needs to be finished in 2019 to connect to the new pump station and ahead of the new Deer Creek Elementary School opening in August.
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.