WEST FARGO — The city of West Fargo will host a public input meeting on Sheyenne Street reconstruction from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the VFW Post 7564, 444 Sheyenne St.

The meeting will allow residents to discuss proposed street improvements to Sheyenne Street, from Main Avenue to Eighth Avenue West in West Fargo.

The initial design proposes:

  • Narrowing the existing road width.
  • Increasing sidewalk widths.
  • Slowing traffic.
  • Reducing crossing distance at intersections.
  • Easing pedestrian and motorists' safety concerns.
  • Improving lighting.

The goal is to create a vibrant downtown and encourage walking, events and improve economic development in the area, according to the city.

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The proposed project also implements elements of the city of West Fargo's Downtown Framework Study, new comprehensive plan and Downtown Sheyenne Street Corridor Study.

The project is being funded with a $2.3 million grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation's Urban Grant Program, which focuses on transportation improvements that support a community's urban core and central business district. The city of West Fargo was one of six communities chosen by an advisory committee.

Residents are encouraged to create an account on www.westfargond.gov by clicking "Sign In" at the top of the home page to sign up for alerts regarding road construction throughout the season.