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CR 17 & 76th Ave S roundabout now OPEN!

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Section of 52nd Avenue South Opens to Traffic Saturday, August 17th!

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Southwest Metro Improvement Projects

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. Project engineers will be LIVE on the City of West Fargo’s Facebook page at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, August 30, to answer your questions.

Select a Zone:

West Fargo - Sheyenne Street Segment 2

Work Zone Limits:

Beaton Drive to 32nd Avenue South


Open:

  • One lane in each direction open to traffic and dedicated turn lanes where available during the bridge work at diversion channel
  • 24th Avenue W. and Sheyenne Street intersection is open to right-in/right-out traffic movements. Traffic shifted to the west side of the roadway between the Sheyenne Diversion channel bridge to 26th Avenue W. intersection.
  • 32nd Avenue W. intersection is fully open to drivers. Over the new few weeks, crews will continue to work at each of the intersection corners. The remaining work in the intersection’s boulevards, medians and streetlights may require short-term lane closures between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through the remainder of the project.

Closed:

  • E. Beaton Drive and Sheyenne Street intersection is open to residential access at the intersection. The frontage road toward Ninth/Veterans Boulevard is closed to all through traffic until west of the area businesses found on the frontage road. Crews are in the process of removing the existing frontage roadway for underground utility work and improvements to the driving surface. Work will last until the end of July, weather permitting.

Progress Report:

  • City of West Fargo and project staff are monitoring detour routes and traffic movements throughout the entire Sheyenne Street corridor. A traffic signal watch person is on-site daily to monitor the signal timing during peak hour of traffic flow and will make any needed adjustments through intersections.

West Fargo - Sheyenne Street Segment 3

Work Zone Limits

32nd Avenue West to 40th Avenue West


Open:

  • SOUTH ACCESS:
    • access the neighborhood by using the south entrance at 38th Avenue E.
    • motorists will travel to the posted detour route on Ninth Street to head north to 32nd Avenue W. or south to 40th Avenue W.
  • NORTH ACCESS:
    • neighborhoods will continue to use 32nd Avenue W. and Sheyenne Street intersection to travel south for access. Residents will have the north entrance open at Horseshoe Circle to access the entire residential area around the loop.

Closed:

  • Sheyenne Street south of 32nd Ave W to north of 40th Ave W, as well as one city block south of 40th Ave W intersection.
  • 37th Avenue E. and 34th Avenue W. are closed to traffic using Sheyenne Street.

Progress Report:

  • As work progresses through the Sheyenne Street corridor, drivers are encouraged to eliminate distractions and slow down as work zone configurations may frequently shift.

Fargo - 52nd Avenue South

Work Zone Limits:

45th Street South to 63rd Street South


Open

  • One lane in each direction in the westbound lanes between 45th Street South and Veterans Blvd on 52nd Ave S
  • One lane in each direction in the eastbound lanes west of 63rd Street South intersection on 52nd Ave S
  • 45th Street South, Veterans Blvd, and 63rd Street South

Closed

  • Full 52nd Avenue South road closure between west of Veterans Blvd and east of 63rd St S for roadway removals and underground work.
  • Intersections of 47th Ave S, 53rd St S, and 53rd Ave S will be closed to traffic

Progress Report

  • Coming soon!

NDDOT - I-94 &Shyenne Street Interchange

Work Zone Limits

I-94 – half mile east and west around Sheyenne Street Interchange


Open

  • Interstate 94 traffic is currently head-to-head over Sheyenne Street on the westbound bridge.
  • All interchange ramps are open for entering and exiting interstate traffic.

Closed

  • Interstate 94 eastbound bridge.

Progress Report

  • This week, eastbound I-94 drivers utilizing the Sheyenne Street exit will begin using a new portion of the permanent off-ramp in the southwest quadrant of the interchange as they approach the entrance to the roadway.

Cass County - CR 17/76th Avenue South Intersection

Work Zone Limits

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.


Open

  • Posted detour route from County Road 17 is:
    • Northbound Traffic: West on Wall Ave W > north on 81st St S > east on 64th Ave S
    • Southbound Traffic: West on 64th Ave S > south on 81st St S > east on Wall Ave W
  • Traffic control: Temporary stop signs were added on crossing routes to let detour traffic run without stopping.
  • Residential access at the intersection is maintained to east in first phase and by use of the new frontage road north to CR 17 in second phase

Closed

  • County Road 17/76th Avenue South intersection is fully closed to traffic

Progress Report

  • On Saturday, August 17, crews will open the new Country Road 17 and 76th Avenue South roundabout in the evening. Motorists will no longer be detoured to 81st Street South and through access on Country Road 17 will be restored in all directions. Speeds through the roundabout will be posted at 25 mph.
  • The new intersection design is an one and a half lane roundabout. This means there is an single traffic lane around the whole roundabout with extra turning lanes on both of the east side corners of the roundabout to keep northbound and eastbound in a continuous traffic flow.  

East on 76th Avenue South

  • Beginning Monday, August 19, crews will begin improving 76th Avenue South east of the roundabout to the entrance of the new school campus. Work includes installation of new storm sewer, curb and gutter, and additional driving lanes. Contractors will pave about an half mile of 76th Avenue South from east of the roundabout.
  • Residents will access their driveways via the new County Road 17 and 76th Avenue roundabout and turn on the new frontage road to continue east. There will be no outlet east of Adelman’s Addition entrance until project work is complete.

Project Timelines

  • County Road 17 & 76th Avenue South Roundabout: slated to be open to traffic by mid-August.
  • 76th Avenue South: slated completion date is the end of October

For More Info:

info@southwestmetroworkzones.com