FARGO — The holiday is over, and it’s time to go back to work. Here’s what’s in store for your morning commute, as crews continue work on road projects throughout the region.
Interstate 94 and Sheyenne Street: Expect the same traffic detours along the I-94/Sheyenne Street project. The interchange reconstruction is moving along, with all I-94 eastbound bridge beams in place. Last week, crews completed installation of large bridge beam spans over Sheyenne Street and loop ramp paving. Work will last until the end of July, weather permitting.
Residents on the east side are using the 32nd Avenue West and Sheyenne Street intersection to travel south to either Horseshoe Circle, Golden Spike Road or 37th Avenue East.
When paving operations are complete through the 38th Avenue East intersection, traffic is going to shift from using 37th Avenue East to using the south entrance at 38th Avenue East. Motorists will travel to the posted detour route on Ninth Street to head north to 32nd Avenue West or south to 40th Avenue West.
The north neighborhoods will continue to use the 32nd Avenue and Sheyenne Street intersection to travel south for access for the time being.
After a few weeks of work in this area, residential access will shift from 32nd Avenue West to use of 34th Avenue West.
The northbound 22-foot driving lane will be paved between 40th Avenue West to south of 37th Avenue East.
The 40th Avenue West and Sheyenne Street intersection is open to east-west and southbound Sheyenne Street traffic. Due to the closure of 52nd Avenue South at 63rd Street South in Fargo, additional traffic is being routed to utilize Sheyenne Street to 40th Avenue West.
Meanwhile, all the driving lanes for the east-west and north side of the 32nd Avenue West and Sheyenne Street intersection are fully open to traffic. South of the intersection remains open to local access until 37th Avenue.
Remaining work in the 32nd Avenue West 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.
With the traffic shift over to the new Sheyenne Street diversion channel bridge, there is an additional southbound driving lane open from south of the gas station through the 26th Avenue intersection. This traffic shift reopened the 24th Avenue West intersection to right-in/right-out traffic movements.
Main Avenue, Fargo: Work along Main Avenue continues this week with crews finishing underground pipe installation connections between Fourth Street South and Broadway.
Traffic changes along the project include:
The designated truck delivery parking south of the alley on Seventh Street South was removed. In discussion with business owners, delivery trucks will be able to use the local access area on Main Avenue between Broadway and Seventh Street South instead. On-street parking has been restored.
Drivers can use both sides of Main Avenue to park and access businesses between Broadway and Seventh Street South. The Depot parking lot is employee and visitor parking only until after 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Early this week, pedestrian access for the east half of the work zone will be shifted to the north side of the road, while crews begin reconstructing the south side.
Fargo seal coat project: Each construction season, a citywide seal coat preventative maintenance project takes place in 14 different areas on streets and avenues. Project work will start on Wednesday, July 10, and move from north to south across Fargo neighborhoods.
Residents will know contractors are moving into their neighborhood to perform the work by watching for a postcard from the city and no on-street parking signs posted in the neighborhood. The contractor will be there 24 to 48 hours after posting the signs, depending on the weather.
Seal coat projects extend the life of asphalt pavement and provide a better driving and weather resistant surface to prevent future wear and tear. All the segments included in the project are listed on the FargoStreets project page: http://fargond.gov/live/fargostreets/projects/seal-coat-project-2019.
52nd Avenue, Fargo: This week, paving operations continue in the east section of the project, including the pouring of new turn lanes at 45th Street and 47th Street. Crews plan to pour the eastbound bridge deck and begin work on the westbound bridge barriers, weather permitting. Meanwhile, crews are also working underground in the west portion of the project on storm sewer lines through the Veterans Boulevard and 63rd Street intersection.
U.S. Highways 10, 75, Moorhead: Starting Monday, July 8, motorists will encounter lane closures at two locations in the Moorhead area. Crews will be completing pavement repairs at the east junction of Highway 10 and 75, and on Highway 75 and 24th Avenue South.
On westbound Highway 10, the right turn lane toward Highway 75 north will be closed for about three days, weather permitting. Motorists turning right onto Highway 75 north will be redirected to the traffic signal just ahead of the work zone.
On Highway 75 at the intersection with 24th Avenue South, motorists will encounter alternating lane closures for about three weeks. There will also be one lane on 24th Avenue South that will be affected.
Horace, N.D., roundabout: Crews will work this week on paving and lanes for this roundabout.
The 52nd Avenue South and 63rd Street South intersection is closed for the next phase of project work. Drivers can still travel north of the 52nd Avenue South roundabout to use the 40th Avenue West and Sheyenne Street intersection for east-west travel.