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Published April 09 2010

Fargo slates meeting on reconfiguring street

The city of Fargo engineering and planning departments will host a public input meeting about reconfiguring the way Fourth Avenue North is striped from Broadway to Second Street from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall’s Commission Room, 200 3rd St. N.

The avenue is now striped as a four-lane roadway with parallel parking on each side and no center left-turn lane.

The city is reviewing the following options:

- Leave it as is.

- Restripe it to a three-lane section with a lane in each direction and a center left-turn lane throughout the entire length, parallel parking on each side and no accommodations for bicycles.

- Restripe it to a three-lane section with a lane in each direction and a center left-turn lane throughout the entire length, parallel parking on each side, and two 4½-foot on-street bike lanes.

- Restripe it to a three-lane section with two 15-foot-wide shared driving/bicycle lanes in each direction, a center left-turn lane throughout the entire length and parallel parking on each side. The shared driving/bicycle lane would have a bicycle stencil on the right side of the lane.

- Restripe it as a simple two-lane road, with parallel parking on one side, diagonal parking on the other side and no accommodations for bicycles.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions.