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Main Avenue reconstruction approaching final stretch

Crews continue to make steady progress on West Fargo's Main Avenue reconstruction project, with the first phase of work this season extending from 6th Street West, near the Sheyenne River crossing, all the way to 5th Street East, by DMI Industries.

According to North Dakota Department of Transportation Senior Project Engineer Joe Peyerl, paving on the main line is pretty much completed, with work right now focusing on the frontage roads, curb and gutter, and storm sewers, with most of the underground work complete.

Two sections of the frontage road still require paving - the Second Street area proceeding east up to the West Fargo Post Office. Peyerl said crews are on schedule for an Oct. 17 completion date, with the exception of adding some additional curb and gutter and storm sewer to properties on the north side of Main Avenue to address drainage issues that weren't originally part of the project. This work, expected to be done by the end of October, shouldn't affect traffic, only pedestrians walking in the area.

Work on installing the electrical signals and street lights which will involve pulling the wires and setting the fixtures on the foundations already in place, will occur from Oct. 1 to Oct. 17, as will the permanent signing and striping of the streets.