FARGO — Beginning Thursday, Aug. 1, crews will begin working on phase one of the 42nd Street South Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) project, from 19th Avenue to 32nd Avenue.
Phase one will be a full closure of 42nd Street, from 19th Avenue South near YMCA to 23rd Avenue South, to correct the settled pavement areas around each end of the overpass bridge. Traffic will be detoured to 45th Street South.
Sidewalks will also be closed and pedestrians will be detoured to 45th Street. Phase one work is scheduled to be completed in three weeks.
Following completion of phase one, crews will extend work south on 42nd Street to 32nd Avenue South. For drivers, this means traffic will be carried in a single lane in each direction on 42nd Street.
During CPR projects, crews remove the bad areas of concrete pavement and replace the area with new concrete. Sections of the roadway will re-open to traffic once designed strength has been achieved on the new concrete.
Work will be completed on the last phase of the CPR project by mid-October.
With crews working so close to moving traffic in CPR work zones, drivers are reminded to slow down, eliminate distractions and pay attention to signage. Speeds are reduced in the work zone.