52nd Avenue South Roadway between East of Veterans Blvd Intersection to Bridge Closing to Thru-Traffic

 h Road Closure: 52nd Ave S between 45th St S to Veterans Blvd

Next week contractors for City of Fargo 52nd Avenue South improvement project will begin the second phase of the roadway removals within the project limits in south Fargo.

Starting Tuesday, April 2 after 9 a.m., 52nd Avenue will be fully closed to thru-traffic from east of the Veterans Boulevard intersection to the bridge work zone. The intersection of 53rd Street South and 53rd Avenue South will remain open to north and south traffic to cross the mainline of 52nd Avenue. Access to all north and south businesses along this stretch will remain open but it might be off other connections. One suggested route is to use Veterans Blvd. Please be patient and call ahead if you need more direction to a specific location. 

After the traffic control is in place, motorists will encounter the following access:

North business access:

  • Veterans Blvd to 51st Street South to 53rd St S (the roundabout intersection just north of 52nd Ave S)

South business access:

  • Either cross 52nd Ave S from Veterans or turn right from eastbound 52nd Avenue to 53rd Ave S business loop

CLOSED roadway/intersections:

  • Full 52nd Ave S road between west of 45th St S to east of Veterans Blvd intersection
  • 52nd Ave S and 47th intersection

OPEN roadway/intersections:

  • Full 52nd Ave S road and intersections between Veterans Blvd through 63rd Street South
  • 52nd Ave S and 53rd St S intersection – north and south access only
  • Veterans Blvd and 45th Street intersections

Motorists are encouraged to add extra time to their travel plans through the area during peak hours (especially from 7:30 – 8 AM on Veterans Blvd). Speeds are reduced near the school on Veterans Blvd and an all way stop was added by city at 44th Avenue South and 53rd Street South intersection.

Neighborhood roadways should be limited to local traffic only. Motorists wishing to continue travel on 52nd Ave S are encouraged to use other major arterial routes on either side of the bridge:

  • West: 45th Street South to 40th Avenue South to Veterans Boulevard
  • West: 52nd Ave S to Sheyenne Street (until Segment 3 work starts in early April)
  • East: Veterans Blvd to 40th Ave S to 45th St S

Over the course of this project, adjacent work zones may impact suggested driving routes. This summer project work will occur in City of West Fargo’s Sheyenne Street Segment Three (32nd Avenue South to 40th Avenue South); City of Horace’s County at Highway 17/76th Avenue South intersection and additional City of Fargo flood mitigation project will construct a box culvert south of 52nd Ave S across 63rd St S.

The next 52nd Avenue closure will extend the work zone from west of the Veterans Blvd intersection to east of 63rd St S. Work is anticipated to begin in this phase in mid-June. Project phases anticipate the east side of the work zone over Drain 27 to open to one driving lane in each direction to 45th Street South intersection by mid-August. Both are weather and road condition permitting.

The mile and a half stretch of 52nd Ave S between 45th St S and 63rd St S improvement project will be spread over six-phases through October and completely reconstruct the rural two-lane roadway to an urban four-lane divided roadway with dedicated turn lanes.

Phase work will overlap or begin after specific phases are complete. Eastbound and westbound 52nd Ave S will be reconstructed in multiple phases between:

o   East side of Veterans Blvd to west of 45th St S (complete by mid-August)

o   East of 63rd St S to west of Veterans Blvd (work to begin after mid-June)

o   West of the 63rd St S intersection to east of McMahon Estates Circle (work to begin after mid-June)