The first major traffic control removals has started in the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Fargo District and City of Fargo South University Drive and Interstate 94 (I-94) interchange reconstruction work zone. By last evening, Fargo area drivers will encounter six driving lanes on South University Drive from 17th Avenue South to underneath the interchange to 21st Avenue South in both directions.
When traffic signal work at 18th Avenue South and University Drive intersection is complete tomorrow morning, left-hand turns will be permitted for north and south drivers. Sidewalks will remain closed on the west side of South University Drive from 18th Avenue to under I-94 bridge until the shared-use path is complete on the northwest side of the interchange.
Over the next weeks crews will be working hard to take advantage of decent weather to wrap up work in this zone along with other road projects through the metro. Good weather and warmer temperatures will determine the actual date the new westbound I-94 on-ramp, pedestrian shared-use paths and sidewalks will open on the mainline through the project limits.