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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Northbound Sheyenne Street Reduced to One Driving Lane between Interstate 94 to Beaton Drive


Starting Wednesday, June 5, crews will begin concrete removals on the eastside of Sheyenne Street between East Beaton Drive and Interstate 94 (I-94) interchange. During the project work, the northbound Sheyenne Street dedicated left-turn, through lane and dedicated right-turn lane will be reduced to one lane for about two blocks. Southbound Sheyenne Street traffic control will remain the same with three driving lanes open through the area. Access to East Beaton Drive from the temporary traffic signals at Sheyenne Street will remain open. 

Works is anticipated to take two weeks, weather permitting. The lane reduction is needed to allow crews to remove the existing pavement and begin paving operations for the new Sheyenne Street driving lane.

Once traffic control is in place, motorists can expect the following: 

  • Southbound: three driving lanes OPEN – dedicated right-turn, left-turn, and through lane
  • Northbound: one driving lane OPEN – shared left-turn/through/right-turn lane

After the pavement has achieved designed strength and reopened, the driving configuration will then consist of two open driving lanes with a dedicated left-turn lane and a shared through/right-turn lane. 


City of West Fargo and project staff are monitoring detour routes and traffic movements throughout the entire Sheyenne Street corridor. A traffic signal watch person is on-site daily to monitor the signal timing during peak hour of traffic flow and will make any needed adjusts north of the interchange. 

This week crews continue work on underground utilities, roadway and sidewalk paving, along with the construction of the new diversion bridge in this segment of the reconstruction project in Sheyenne Street Segment 2 reconstruction project limits. 

The Segment 3 Sheyenne Street and 40th Avenue W. intersection work is on schedule to reopen to east – west and southbound Sheyenne Street traffic June 15. The protected pedestrian crossing is open on the south side of the intersection and carried on the new concrete. 

The two-year Sheyenne Street corridor reconstruction project began in 2018 and will ease congestion and safety concerns in West Fargo by adding lanes to Sheyenne Street from 13th Avenue W. to 40th Avenues W. and reconstructing the I-94 Sheyenne Street interchange. The City of West Fargo is overseeing the project from 13th Avenue W. to 40th Avenue W. and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is overseeing the interchange. Segment 1, completed in 2018, reconstructed a five-lane section of road from 13th Avenue W. to Beaton Drive. A six-lane section with raised median, offset turn lanes and a new bridge over the Sheyenne Diversion is currently under construction in segment 2 from Beaton Drive to 32nd Avenue W. Work on segment 3, from 32nd Avenue W. to past 40th Avenue W., began in 2019 and will result in a new four-lane section of road with a raised median and offset left-turn lanes.

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