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Crews set reconstruction project on Sheyenne Street for spring 2018

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WEST FARGO—Expect some delays and big changes on a busy West Fargo street next spring.

The City of West Fargo and the North Dakota DOT will be starting the Sheyenne Street Reconstruction Project.

It's no secret this interchange on Sheyenne Street can be frustrating and a little dangerous especially during rush hours when cars can get backed up onto the Interstate.

Starting next year, crews will work to make this area safer.

The DOT says this corridor will be changed into a "modified single point urban interchange" meaning all the ramps will come to one location under the bridges.

Right now the corridor has one loop ramp with three off ramps, coming into different spots on Sheyenne.

When construction is complete there will be two loop ramps added along with two off ramps to help the flow of traffic.

The DOT says with the growth of West Fargo, it's a change that's been years in the making.

"Definitely changing from an old county highway to an urban artillery. There's a lot that goes with that, more access more traffic, more mixing of traffic at intersections and things like that," said Kevin Gorder, ND DOT.

The City of West Fargo will start adding lanes on Sheyenne from 13th Avenue to 40th Avenue around the same time.

The total cost of the project is $47-million dollars.

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