Main Avenue construction has drivers finding a new route

The City of Fargo will begin the reconstruction of Main Avenue on April 17th beginning at 9 a.m. This will leave many drivers having to find a new route, with the main detour being Northern Pacific Avenue.

Motorists should also be aware of the 1st Avenue North bridge and 12th Avenue bridge still closed due to flood waters. They will reopen once specific Red River elevations are reached in the coming weeks.

The construction on Main Avenue has been split into two different phases. The second phase will be installing a roundabout on 2nd Street. The City of Fargo is hoping the roundabout will help with flow of traffic through this area.

The City of Fargo predicts the first phase of Main Avenue to be completed by mid-October of 2019. The second phase will begin in the spring of 2020 with the entire project being wrapped up in the fall of 2020.