Paving Progresses Through 32nd Avenue, Temporary Intersection Closure Coming Tonight
May 4, 2017
FARGO, N.D. (May 4, 2017) – Contractors for the 32nd Avenue reconstruction and I-29 bridge widening project are making substantial paving progress through the work zone. Today, they began a concrete pave on the south side lanes over the I-29 bridge and new concrete roadway already covers a large portion of the west end of the project.
Beginning around 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 4, they plan to start paving the north side lanes from the east end of the project up to 36th Street S. At this time, the north side intersection at 32nd Ave. and 33rd Street S, near Sanford Healthcare Accessories, will close to traffic in all directions for approximately one week, weather permitting. By Tuesday of next week, crews will install another temporary access to businesses between 32nd Street S and 33rd St. via 32nd Ave. During pavement work, the north side intersection at 32nd Ave. and 32nd St. will still be open for northbound traffic only. The detour route for this area remains 30th Avenue S to 36th St. These temporary intersection closures are necessary so crews can complete a continuous pave on that side of the project.
The current traffic pattern on 32nd Ave. is:
- WEST OF 39th St S – Side-by-side traffic on the south side of the road, with westbound using two lanes and eastbound drivers using one lane, plus separate turn lanes for both directions
- EAST OF 36th St S –Side-by-side traffic carried on the south side through the east end of the work zone, one lane in each direction with separate turn lanes
- I-29 BRIDGE – Side-by-side traffic carried on the north side, with one lane and a turn lane open in each direction; crews paving south side lanes
- SW and SE I-29 Loop Ramps – Closed for improvements, all intersection access maintained via ramps on the north side of 32nd Ave.
As a reminder, while contractors complete concrete overlay paves on the I-29 bridge this week, drivers may see flaggers present to slow down traffic or Fargo police patrolling the area. Slow speeds are necessary during this time so concrete can set and gain its required strength.
The next major traffic impact closing 36th St. S, south of 32nd Ave., is scheduled to take place in the next week or two, weather permitting. FargoStreets will send out a detailed update ahead of this closure once the timeline is finalized.
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