Today’s Ask Your Government

Dear Teri,

Where will the road construction take place in 2012 in the Fargo district?

Kim Simonsen


Thanks for writing! I contacted Jamie Olson at the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Here’s what she said:

“The North Dakota Department of Transportation invites the public to view the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which outlines the department’s projects across the state for the next four years.

“The plan is located on the NDDOT website at by clicking on “Final STIP 2011-2014.”

“The budget for these projects depends on federal funding.

“Page 62 through 66 outlines the projects planned for the Fargo district for the next four years. In 2012, some of the major projects planned include:

E Reconstruction of 10th Street North between 12th and 17th avenues.

E Seventh Avenue North bridge over Interstate 29

E West Fargo Main Avenue between 45th Street and Fifth Street East

“Other projects include roadway overlays, chip seals and pavement repairs on various roadways throughout the district. Thank you for your question.”

I also talked to Fargo City Engineer Mark Bittner. Here are some 2012 projects that he shared:

E Water main replacement on NP Avenue from University Drive to Second Street.

E Fourth Street from north of 12th Avenue South to NP Avenue

E 64th Avenue South from University to 25th Street. (tentative)

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