Road work starting this week around West Fargo

Detours and closures to be expected

Road construction on 8th Street South in Moorhead and the redoing of the I-94 overpass has traffic bunched up and has made getting to surrounding businesses difficult. Dave Wallis / The Forum
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WEST FARGO — The second phase of a new north-south bikeway route from 13th Avenue E. to Main Avenue E. is moving closer to completion. This phase will complete an 8- to 10-foot wide bike path from Seventh Avenue East to Main Avenue East.
Beginning Wednesday, June 29, the intersection at First Avenue East and Fourth Street East will close for approximately two weeks to remove existing pavement, install storm sewers and pour concrete speed tables. Residents in this area will have access to their homes, but sidewalks will close and there will be no thru traffic. Signed detours will be in place at Third Street East and Fifth Street East.
An additional closure at Fourth Avenue East and Fourth Street East should also begin Thursday, June 30, and signed detours will be in place. Project closures and updates will be available at .
The first phase of the project from 13th Avenue East to Seventh Avenue East was completed in 2021. The route mostly follows Drain 45 or Fourth Street East and provides better connectivity of trails for many uses, like traveling through Service Club Park.

Bluestrem Drive
Bluestem Drive will close Wednesday, June 29, between 31st Avenue and 26th Avenue E., for manhole repairs. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of the day.

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