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Published July 26, 2010, 11:01 AM

Part of Fargo's largest road construction project re-opens

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There's good news for any of you who have to battle through Fargo's largest construction project of the summer. One mile of it is now open and cone free!

Drivers along with home and business owners near South 45th Street can begin to rest easy, well some of them at least. The city has now opened this 1 miles stretch of roadway from 32nd Avenue to 40th Avenue.

Mayor Dennis Walaker joined other city officials and people from the ND DOT for a ribbon cutting ceremony before officially opening the road. Walaker says the project finished 5 weeks before scheduled.

Other speakers talked about how far the city has come. 15 years ago this was a dirt path and just before the project it was a 2 lane road.

"We were about a mile south of here stuck with a state van trying to figure out how we were going to get home so this is a big improvement in about 14 years to go from a small asphalt road to something like this."

Construction crews are still working from 40th to 52nd Avenue the entire project is expected to be done by October 1st.