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Moving along: 12th Avenue now open

The new roundabout at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 9th Street North in West Fargo is open to traffic.David Samson / The Forum

A $15 million reconstruction of 12th Avenue North and addition of a $300,000 Ninth Street intersection is now open to traffic.

The Ninth Street and 12th Avenue North roundabout was opened on Friday, Nov. 17.

West Fargo Public Works Director Chris Brungardt said the intersection needed more than a stop sign after several fatal accidents happened there over the years.

"It didn't qualify for a stoplight so we had to go with the roundabout," Brungardt said. "We had to do something there, all the businesses had been asking us for it."

Brungardt said the project, which included reconstruction of 12th Avenue from the Sheyenne Diversion to 45th Street, cost was shared with the city of Fargo and Cass County.

West Fargo will partner with Fargo to reconstruction 13th Avenue from 45th Street in Fargo to Ninth Street in West Fargo in 2018.

Wendy Reuer

Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

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