ABOUT THE PROJECT
About the Project
The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG), North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), City of Fargo, City of Horace and Cass County
are working together to complete a transportation corridor study for 76th Avenue South from the Sheyenne Diversion to the Red River of the North.
The purpose of the 76th Avenue South Corridor Study is to identify transportation improvement projects that consider all transportation aspects for all modes of transportation. This process needs to consider existing and future land uses and development growth along the corridor so that the transportation projects can be phased
to accommodate the growth as it occurs.
Ultimately, the study needs to consider what 76th Avenue South will look like in the long-term when the area surrounding the corridor is fully developed. This is important to identifying and developing the final aspects of the corridor such as ultimate roadway capacity needs, roadway typical sections, right of way for both the corridor and a future interchange with I-29, functional classification, and the long term desired access management and intersection control spacings to ensure it will be protected in the short term.
The 76th Avenue South Corridor Study analyzes opportunities for transportation improvements along 76th Avenue South from the Sheyenne Diversion (81st Street South) on the west to the Red River on the east (Oak Park Drive). The map below illustrates the corridor and the complex jurisdictions and conditions that currently exist along the road. The map also identifies potential issues and opportunities that will be considered as part of the planning process.
The project started in fall 2018 and includes 7 tasks, shown in the project schedule below. There are numerous opportunities to learn more and to provide input throughout the project including Study Advisory Team meetings, newsletters, public input meetings, stakeholder meetings, and presentations.