The area is seeing less orange cones as two large construction projects are coming to an end.
The City of Fargo has wrapped up the first phase of the two part construction project on Main Avenue in Downtown Fargo. The first phase focused on the section between Red River and Broadway. People will also notice the new roundabout at 2nd Street South and Main Avenue.
This construction project was to improve traffic flow entering downtown and focused on pedestrian accessibility.
The second phase will begin in 2020. This final phase will reconstruct the stretch between Broadway and North University Drive.
The construction will include adding a counterflow lane for northbound driving on University Drive for detour traffic between Main Avenue and NP Avenue. Another railroad underpass in downtown will be added.
When it comes to the construction on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, the City is wrapping up it's final phase of its two year project.
This phase included widening Sheyenne Street to four lanes from 32nd Avenue to 40th Avenue, adding sidewalks and multi-use paths, traffic signals, street lighting and more.
Another major change is the I-94 interchange. There are now two ramps put into place when coming off the interstate onto Sheyenne Street. Exit 346-A will take you south on Sheyenne and Exit 346-B will take you north on Sheyenne. This new interchange will help improve traffic flow.
Flooding was taken into consideration. The new construction plan includes an updated lift station and storm sewer.