Construction & Traffic Updates

Transportation non-profit: ND infrastructure in need of improvement

The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — A recent report has revealed North Dakota’s infrastructure is in need of help. A Washington DC-based national transportation research nonprofit has released information on the roads, highways, and bridges throughout the state. The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition. Closer to home, here in Fargo, six percent of…

City of Fargo Encourages Pothole Reporting

For smoother commutes you can report road damages through the FargoOne website or smartphone App.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The city of Fargo is hoping to make your commute a smoother one by encouraging people to report potholes throughout the Metro. As the cold weather freezes and expands it may cause a few cracks along the way and with the arrival of warmer weather there is bound to be some damaged roadways. “We don’t know…

North Broadway Bridge closed indefinitely

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The 30-year-old North Broadway Bridge linking Fargo to rural Clay County is closed indefinitely. Fargo Transportation Engineer Jeremy Gorden says soil from the river embankment is pushing onto the north pier and causing it to lean. The city’s options include either replacing the pier or bridge, or demolishing the bridge and not replacing it. Replacing the…

NDDOT asking for the community’s input on planned developments to ND highway 23

Construction is set to begin in summer of 2022.

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking the public’s input on proposed improvements to state Highway 23 in western North Dakota. The department says the new developments come as a safety precaution for drivers. Joshua Kueber with the DOT says there has been an increase in traffic in recent years. A big part of the increased traffic…

Redevelopment project planned for nearly abandoned Moorhead strip mall

CVS Pharmacy is the only business currently operating in the strip mall

    MOORHEAD, Minn. — An effort to revitalize a nearly abandoned building in a corner of Moorhead is underway. “It’s been kind of a tired corner for a while and so I think seeing some new projects, some new traffic drivers, an updated look is kind of exciting for everybody,” says Enclave developer Brian Bochman. An “updated look” of…

Icy roads make for dangerous driving conditions

As temperatures drop, snow and slush from earlier in the day is turning into ice

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Winter may not officially begin for another couple of months, but icy weather is already here. ” just changing the mindset to what we have to look forward to the rest of the year,” says Fargo Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson. That change in mindset should also mean a change in driving habits. With ice…

City of Moorhead awarded $62 million for 11th Street railroad underpass

The city says construction on the underpass could begin as early as 2023.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead was granted funding for a railroad underpass on 11 Street. The Minnesota Legislature granted $110 million to the Minnesota Department of transportation, $62 million of which will be used for the underpass project in Moorhead. Mayor Judd said, “This is a long time coming for Moorhead. The public safety concerns and traffic gridlock issues that…

I-94 westbound lanes remain closed after semi hits overpass

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a semi hauling an excavator struck the overpass at mile marker 342 on I-94 Westbound Friday evening. Both westbound lanes are closed and officials say they will remain closed for the foreseeable future. They urge drivers to use caution if traveling through the area one mile west of Main Avenue….

Cass County seeking input on speed limit changes to paved highways

A total of seven Cass County highways meet the state's conditions for raising the speed limit.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Highway Department is considering changing the speed limit to 65 mph on certain county paved highways. The state currently allows county paved highways to have a maximum speed limit of 65 mph, but not all highways are candidates for raising the speed limit. Highways must meet certain design, safety and road hazard conditions before the…

Business owners are glad Main Avenue reconstruction project is complete

The project in its entirety took two years to finish

FARGO, N.D. — The final phase of the Main Avenue reconstruction project is complete, and that area is once again fully open to traffic. Rhombus Guys General Manager Drew Balstad says the City of Fargo did a good job of listening to feedback from business owners in the area. Since it’s a holiday weekend, he says it’s difficult to tell…