13th Ave. E. and Ninth St. E. Intersection Improvements - District No. 2243

Ninth St E and 13th Ave E Intersection Improvement

Ninth Street E. Street Level Looking South
Ninth Street E. Street Level Looking North
Intersection of Ninth St. E. and 13th Ave. E. Looking Southeast
Intersection of Ninth St. E. and 13th Ave. E. Looking Northwest
Intersection of Ninth St. E. and 13th Ave. E. Looking Northeast
Intersection of Ninth Street E. and Seventh Ave. E. Looking Northwest

About this Project


The project consists of reconstructing and widening the 13th Avenue East and Ninth Street East intersection to accommodate dual left turn lanes in all directions. The project will also involve the addition of a northbound through lane from 13th Avenue East to Seventh Avenue East, and upgrades to outdated/undersized utilities within project limits to minimize future disruptions.

Estimated Construction Cost


  • $5.5 million

Estimated Special Assessments

Project Schedule


  • Begin Date: August 2017
  • Estimated End Date: August 2018
  • Percent Complete: 55%

Road Closures: Phase 1

Phase 1 road closures map
Ninth and 13th Ave Upcoming Closures

USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES WHEN POSSIBLE. 

EXPECT DELAYS AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION DURING PAVING.


  • West Fargo High School parking lot west access (south of Seventh Avenue E.) closed May 10-June 10
  • 10th Avenue E. access to Ninth Street E. closed May 13-June 13
  • Road reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions on west side of Ninth Street E. from 14th Avenue E. to Seventh Avenue E.
  • Eastbound and westbound interior left-turn lanes closed
  • Intermittent east access closures along Ninth Street E.
  • Ninth Street E. sidewalks closed within project limits
  • Temporary traffic signals installed

Recommended Detour


  • To access businesses on the north side of 13th Avenue, motorists are encouraged to use 17th Street E. to access the business district's frontage road a block north of 13th Avenue.
  • To access businesses on the south side of 13th Avenue, motorists are encouraged to use 17th Street E. to access 14th Avenue a block south of 13th Avenue

Completed Work


  • Main lane concrete paving on the south side of 13th Avenue
  • 13th Avenue E. utilities and road
  • All signal bases poured
  • Ninth Street E. northbound removals from 14th Avenue E. to Prairie Parkway
  • Subgrade preparation, fabric and gravel 14th Avenue E. to 13th Avenue E.
  • Inlets and hydrants completed 14th Avenue E. to 10th Avenue E.
Current Work
  • Side street accesses and curb and gutter south of 13th Avenue E.
  • Ninth Street E. northbound removals from Meyer Boulevard to Seventh Avenue E.
  • Subgrade, fabric and gravel 13th Avenue E. to Seventh Avenue E.
  • Northbound storm and water system installation
  • Paving preparation from 14th Avenue E. to Meyer Boulevard

Upcoming Work


  • Pulling wire with uprights for signal poles (Additional traffic control will be necessary)
  • Installing street lights southeast of 13th Avenue E.
  • Setting string line to pave Ninth Street E. from 13th Avenue E. to Meyer Boulevard
  • Paving Ninth Street E. from 13th Avenue E. To Meyer Boulevard May 16 or 17, depending on weather (Stop/go traffic with flaggers and additional signage required during paving; North and south entrances to Family Fare/Ace Ostrom's Hardware will be closed on paving day. Please use the frontage road from the east of Ninth Street E. to access these businesses.)
  • Continued removals, grading, setting bases and farbric up to Seventh Avenue E.
  • Paving Ninth Street E. northbound lane, returns, curbs, sidewalks and grading
  • Begin southbound Ninth Street E. lanes when northbound lanes are complete