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Barricade Bulletin

Last updated August 2, 2016 

Starting today (8/2), work has begun on a temporary asphalt parking lot in the Civic Center Quad space located to the north of the downtown Main Library and south of the Civic Center. The construction phase is expected to last three weeks. Approximately 35 new parking spaces will be added to this area once it is complete. This lot will ensure sufficient parking is available for Fargo Public Library patrons and City Hall visitors during the construction of the new Fargo City Hall. Careful consideration was made to preserve existing trees and monuments in this area.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be increased heavy equipment traffic near the library's west entrance and parking lot during this time. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to use caution when crossing streets and avenues, and when entering and exiting the library's west parking lot while the construction project is underway.

The Main Library's drive-up book drop will be available during this time.

sidewalk barrels Construction on the 2nd Street Flood Control Project** east of the downtown Main Library continues.Here are the updates regarding the library: 

1st Avenue and 3rd Street North Intersection (southeast of the library): The intersection of 1st Avenue North and 3rd Street North will close Wednesday, Aug. 3. Once closed, access to the Main Library and City Hall/Civic Center parking lot, located northeast of the Main Library, along 3rd Street North will be from 3rd Avenue North. This closure is anticipated to be in effect until the end of September. This work is also part of the in-town flood mitigation projects being completed by the Diversion Authority.

1st Avenue North closed from 3rd St. North to the Red River: Currently, 1st Avenue North from the Red River to 3rd Street North is closed. This stretch of road will remain closed through the end of September. This closure is also part of the in-town levees being constructed under the FM Area Diversion Project.

Main Library's west parking lot: The library's west parking lot along 4th Street North has 13 additional parking spots available for library patrons. These spots have a 3-hour time limit in order to accommodate as many library patrons as possible each day. Handicapped parking is also available in the library's west lot.

The Library/Civic Center parking lot: Parking in the Library/Civic Center parking lot has been affected by the 2nd Street Flood Control Project. The parking lot along the east side of 3rd Street North (northeast of the Main Library) has a limited number of designated library parking spots. These spots have a 3-hour time limit in order to accommodate as many library patrons as possible each day.   

** Pedestrians are asked to use caution when crossing streets and avenues while the construction projects are underway.

Please note: It is business as usual for the Main Library and staff in terms of hours, events and programs.

During the construction project, pedestrian access to the Main Library will remain the same. Entrances are located along 3rd Street on the east, and along 4th Street on the west side of the Main Library. 

We are apologize for any inconvenience.

A complete, updated list of Fargo street closures can be found at online at http://www.fargostreets.com/. Follow @FargoStreets on Twitter.

We will provide updated information with regard to pedestrian and parking access to events at the downtown Main Library as the 2nd Street Flood Control construction project continues.