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 held biweekly public information meetings to answer questions on all of these projects every other Friday, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
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.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, crews will shift residential access along 76th Avenue South. The Adelman Addition residential access will switch to entering the neighborhood by use of the new 76th Avenue South roadway for the next week.
There will be a brief period of time during the start of the traffic shift when access at the entrance will be a single lane and drivers will have to take turn entering and exiting. For the remaining phase of project work two lanes of traffic will be open for residential access at the intersection.
During this access switch residential traffic will encounter:
By the end of next week, once crews complete this work neighborhood access will switch back to use of the frontage road to allow sawing and sealing along with permanent pavement markings for 76th Avenue South. Residential traffic will then stay in this traffic pattern until project work is complete in early November.