Engineers studying plan for flood-prone Fargo street that has been closed 603 times since 2004

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FARGO, North Dakota — Fargo engineers are looking into what it what cost to elevate a low spot on a city street that is usually the first to close during heavy rains or flooding.

KFGO radio reports ( that Elm Street on the northeast side of town has been closed 603 times since 2004. That includes 47 times so far this year.

Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, who requested the study, says the frequent closures are more than an inconvenience. He says there are also public safety issues.

City engineer April Walker estimates that the project would cost $10 million.

Information from: KFGO-AM,

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