13th Avenue South - 12th Street East to 45th Street

Project Summary:

Project Type:
Urban Reconstruction

Owner:
Cities of Fargo and West Fargo

Overview:

The City of Fargo and the City of West Fargo jointly planned a project to improve 13th Avenue between 45th Street in Fargo and 12th Street East in West Fargo. The project replaced aging infrastructure, increased traffic capacity and improved pedestrian and vehicle safety.  As the lead agency, the City of Fargo contracted Apex Engineering Group to complete preliminary design, final design, plan preparation, public involvement, and construction administration and inspection for the entire project.

Project Details:

The project included construction of a new 6-lane roadway in Fargo and a new 3-lane westbound and 2-lane eastbound roadway in West Fargo. Underground city utilities were also replaced. Apex worked closely with each city to determine common standards to use on the project to ensure consistency. One of the biggest project challenges was maintaining traffic flow while replacing concrete panels in the 45th Street intersection. The intersection is one of the busiest in the state, carrying 50,000 vehicles per day. The project also included a comprehensive public involvement and business/landowner communication process. Public meetings and individual business/landowner meetings were held by Apex and Flint Group, to ensure communication and receive feedback from affected stakeholders. Over 100 project notices were delivered door-to-door to each business and property located along the corridor.

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