Road and lane closures related to work on North and South bikeway route in West Fargo to begin Monday

Photo by: City of West Fargo
Photo by: City of West Fargo

(West Fargo, ND) -- The second phase of a new north-south bikeway route from 13th Avenue E. to Main Avenue E. is underway. This phase will complete an 8- to 10-foot wide bike path from 7th Avenue E. to Main Avenue E. 

Beginning Monday, June 20th, 7th Avenue E. will close between 3rd Street E. and 5th Street Ct. E. 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 3rd St E and 5th St E.

Also beginning Monday, 3rd Avenue E. will reduce to one lane at 4th Street E. for sidewalk repairs and curb replacements for this project. Additionally, crews will conduct saw cutting along the project’s new concrete path during the day and into evening hours, which may cause loud noises and disruptions.

The first phase of this project is from 13th Avenue E. to 7th Avenue E. and it completed in 2021. The route mostly follows Drain 45 or 4th Street E. and provides better connectivity of trails for many uses, like traveling through Service Club Park. This is part of the City of West Fargo’s vision of to become a healthy community with engaging parks, public spaces, and facilities. This will help provide a range of amenities and experiences throughout a safe, inviting and connected system.

Both phases of the project are receiving funds through a North Dakota Department of Transportation grant that targets projects that benefit a community by improving existing transportation systems with alternatives to driving that improve safety. The remaining costs are coming from the City of West Fargo’s capital improvement sales tax fund. There are no special assessments for this project.