Traffic

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…

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…

South Fargo woman concerned after people go through her mailbox

She wants people to be more aware of their mail after a surveillance camera caught two people snooping through mailboxes. 

FARGO, N.D. – A woman in South Fargo wants people to be more aware of their mail after a surveillance camera caught two people snooping through mailboxes. On Monday morning, Kim Rensch went out to walk her dog when she stumbled upon some unknown footprints in front of her mailbox. “And then taking off in the direction towards my neighbors…

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…

One injured, another cited in south Fargo rollover

Fargo rollover 11/6/2020FARGO (KVRR) – One person was taken to a hospital and another was cited for running a red light following a two-vehicle crash in Fargo. The crash happened shortly after noon Friday at the corner of 32nd Avenue South and University Drive. Police say that a Nissan Murano was traveling southbound on University Drive and struck a Nissan…

Fargo street to be closed one week for utility work

FARGO (KVRR) – Beginning Thursday, November 5, South River Road in Fargo will close between 4th St. S. and Oakland Ave. S. The closure is needed for underground utility work and is expected to be in place for one week. A complete list of local road closures is at www.FargoStreets.com. Categories: Local News Tags: FARGO ROADS, Road Closures, Traffic

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….

Fatal Crashes Surge, Despite Fewer Drivers on State Roadways

There have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — There’s been a sharp increase in the number of traffic fatalities in Minnesota in recent weeks, even as a stay-at-home order is in place because of the coronavirus. The state Office of Traffic Safety notes there have been 24 fatal crashes since March 16 when Gov. Tim Walz ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in…

Moorhead & Dilworth City Officials Making High-Traffic Intersection Safer

Some people in Moorhead and Dilworth have been complaining about the dangers of an intersection bordering the cities

MOORHEAD & DILWORTH, Minn. — This intersection near 34th Street South and Highway 10 Frontage Road has been deemed risky for quite a while. “We’ve had a lot of issues with traffic coming out from one side or the other, trying to make a left–hand turn, and it’s just impossible to do. Well, I don’t want to say impossible to…

Traffic Deaths Up 6% in 2018

The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say traffic deaths in Minnesota increased 6% last year. The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018 with speed being the main factor in about a third of the fatalities. The agency’s Office of Traffic Safety says failing to wear seat belts resulted in 96 deaths, while 84 deaths were tied…