Ninth Street NE Reconstruction

Project Background

An extensive transportation study of the 9th Street corridor was conducted in 2019 through the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG). The study identified the reconstruction and urbanization of 9th Street NE from Main Avenue to 12th Avenue NE as a high priority for the FM metro. 

MetroCOG West Fargo 9th Street Corridor Study

Project Scope

This project consists of the reconstruction and urbanization of 9th Street NE between Main Avenue E. and 12th Avenue E., including:

  • Three lanes of road with center turn lanes
  • Pedestrian facilities, like sidewalks, bike paths or multi-use paths
  • Street lighting
  • Railroad crossing upgrades
  • Stormwater drainage and other City utility modifications

Project Funding

The cost is currently estimated at $10.5 million. Funding sources are anticipated to be:

  • $7.52 million North Dakota Department of Transportation Urban Roads Program grant 
  • Capital improvement sales tax
  • Special assessments

Project Steps

Pre-Construction

  • Phase 1: Scoping
  • Phase 2: Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Documentation
  • Phase 3: Final Design

Construction

  • Tentatively Scheduled to Bid: Nov. 8, 2024
  • Construction Season: 2025

Project Activities

Public Input Opportunities

Business Workshop

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

Location: Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Avenue E, West Fargo, ND 58078

Businesses impacted by the 2025 9th Street NE Reconstruction are invited to attend the business workshop to provide feedback and input on the upcoming project. Representatives from the City of West Fargo and the project’s engineering consultant team, Houston Engineering, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns.

Public Input Open House

Time: 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022

Location: West Fargo Conference Center, DoubleTree by Hilton, 825 E Beaton Drive, West Fargo, ND 58078

The Public Input Open House is an opportunity for the public to provide feedback and input on the upcoming project. Representatives from the City of West Fargo and the project’s engineering consultant team, Houston Engineering, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, written statements or comments can be submitted via post or email with “Public Input Meeting” as the subject heading by Dec.  28, 2022, to Jeremy McLaughlin at Houston Engineering Inc. 

Houston Engineering Inc. 

c/o Jeremy McLaughlin

1401 21st Avenue N Fargo, ND 58102

9thStreet@westfargond.gov


Walking Workshops - Completed

Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022

Starting Point: Southwest corner of 9th Street E. and Main Avenue E.

Targeted for businesses and landowners, this session will focus on obtaining feedback and input on 9th Street NE and connections to nearby destinations, including businesses along the route, and transit connections to destinations in other parts of town. (Full event invite PDF)

Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022

Starting Point: Southeast corner of 9th Street E. and 7th Avenue E. (in the grassy area by the "West Fargo Packers" sign)

Targeted for the neighborhood, this session will focus on obtaining feedback and input on 9th Street E. and connections to nearby destinations, such as elementary and high schools, businesses, and connecting trails. (Full event invite PDF)