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West Fargo plans for 2010 road work

As this year's construction season winds down, West Fargo officials are moving ahead with their plans for 2010. Reconstruction of Seventh Avenue East, between Ninth and 17th streets north of West Fargo High School, is one project officials have s...

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As this year's construction season winds down, West Fargo officials are moving ahead with their plans for 2010.

Reconstruction of Seventh Avenue East, between Ninth and 17th streets north of West Fargo High School, is one project officials have slated for next summer.

During the City Commission's meeting Monday night, commissioners were set to award a $1 million contract to Dakota Underground Co. to oversee the Seventh Avenue project.

"The street's in bad shape, and we knew it needed work," City Administrator Jim Brownlee said.

The city will pay for about 10 percent of the project, with the rest of the cost being assessed to nearby homeowners and the West Fargo School District, which owns about half of the property along the project, Brownlee said.

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Crews will rebuild the road and add street lighting during construction, which will likely take most of the summer, Brownlee said.

Earlier Monday, city and state officials commemorated completion of the first phase of Main Avenue reconstruction.

Construction was ongoing all summer from Fifth Street West to Sixth Street East for the first of three phases in reconstructing the avenue.

The next phases in the North Dakota Department of Transportation's $12 million project are set to take place in 2012 and 2015.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Kristen Daum at (701) 241-5541

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Traffic rolls along Main Avenue on Monday as completion of the first phase of the reconstruction project was celebrated with a ceremony held at Sandy's Donuts at the intersection of Main Avenue and Sheyenne Street. David Samson / The Forum

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