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Local Businesses Remain Unfazed by Ongoing Construction on 32nd Ave



Fargo, North Dakota – Construction has been underway on 32nd Avenue for nearly a month, and the progress appears to be on track, with hopes of benefiting the community, according to city officials.

The extensive project, consisting of four phases, began in mid-April, focusing on the reconstruction of 1.5 miles of 32nd Ave. S. The aim is to enhance the experience for pedestrians, drivers, as well as nearby landowners and businesses by implementing various improvements.

Valley Rental, situated at 3003 32nd Ave S #280, expressed that the construction has not posed significant issues due to the utilization of modern technology.

Property Manager, Jacob Amberose, stated, “No, it hasn’t been too big of a problem. We are able to communicate through the internet, so it really hasn’t been too big of an issue.”

Julie Robbins, the owner of Pinch and Pour, located at 2603 Kirsten Ln S #103, near 32nd Ave, surprisingly noted that the situation has been better than anticipated.

“It hasn’t been that bad so far,” Robbins remarked. “We’ve actually been busier. I don’t know why that is; that isn’t the usual way this works.”

As part of the project, a new 5-lane concrete roadway section will replace the existing one.

Although the ongoing construction may currently be frustrating for some, Ambrose holds optimistic expectations for the final outcome.

“At 5 o’clock, it’s super packed,” Amberose acknowledged. “Everybody’s going down 32nd to get to their houses, so it gets annoying in that sense. In the long run, it should help actually because if we’re adding lanes or adding turn lanes, it should be a good thing.”

Robbins expressed gratitude for the community’s support, regardless of the circumstances.

“We are so thankful for everyone that has kept us running during this time,” Robbins expressed. “We were like, ‘Woah, are we gonna have to shut down? What’s gonna happen?’ but so far everybody’s been so good to come in and support us.”

According to the City of Fargo, the construction project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2025.