Single lane closure on Main Avenue in West Fargo coming Friday to complete north south bikeway

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(West Fargo, ND) -- A single eastbound lane on Main Avenue East, west of 4th Street East will close Friday, July 15th.

The current closure at 4th Avenue East and 4th Street East is scheduled to reopen Friday.

This is the final phase of construction to complete the north-south bikeway that follows Drain 45 near 4th Street East. The bikeway it expected to provide better connectivity of trails for many uses, like traveling through Service Club Park.

"This is part of the City of West Fargo’s vision to become a healthy community with engaging parks, public spaces, and facilities that are connected by a safe, inviting and connected transportation system," said West Fargo Communication Specialist Rachel Richter Lordemann in a statment released to WDAY Radio.

The project received 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.

The lane should reopen by Thursday, July 22nd. Traffic will still have access through the area during this construction.