This week contractors for the City of Fargo 52nd Avenue South improvement project will temporarily open Veterans Boulevard to north and south traffic for approximately two weeks to allow crews to begin asphalt removals, underground work and paving preparation through the intersection 53rd Street South.

Starting 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, weather permitting, crews will fully close the 53rd Street South intersection to traffic. This temporary closure will allow crews to pave 52nd Avenue South from west of the Drain 27 bridge to east of Veterans Blvd intersection with one paving operation. 

Traffic control will not change for residential and business access to the west of Veterans Blvd. Drivers will continue to use the temporary bypass road at Veterans Blvd to access the mainline of 52nd Avenue South and travel west to 53rd Street South. An all way stop will be in place at the intersection to assist drivers.

After the closure, motorists will encounter the following access to businesses:

North 52nd Ave S business access:

  • Veterans Blvd to 51st Street South to 53rd St S (the roundabout intersection just north of 52nd Ave S)
  • Veterans Blvd temp access road, to mainline of 52nd Avenue to Rocking Horse Road

South 52nd Ave S business access:

  • East loop: Through Veterans Blvd intersection to 53rd Ave S business loop
  • West loop: Veterans Blvd temp access road, to mainline of 52nd Avenue to 53rd Ave S business loop