I-29 Driving Lane Reductions Surrounding 19th Avenue North Bridge Tuesday August 7
August 6, 2018
Project work slated to reduce traffic to one open driving lane at certain times in Fargo
Contractors for the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Fargo District will be replacing the Automatic Traffic Recording (ATR) system in the three southbound Interstate 29 (I-29) driving lanes on Tuesday, August 7.
At times project work will require double, shifting lanes closure across two driving lanes in the southbound direction only during the day. Work is anticipated to take nine hours from set-up to completion. All three southbound driving lanes will be restored to drivers Tuesday evening.
Traffic control will begin to be set-up on southbound I-29 at 8:00 a.m. and the slated work schedule will be:
- Initial lane closure: left lane closure starting at southbound 19th Avenue North offramp to just south of the bridge.
o Contractor will be working in the inside lane
- Next double lane closure: right lane closure between southbound off-ramp and bridge. Traffic will only be carried in the inside lane through the work area.
o The 19th Avenue southbound loop ramp traffic will merge with thru traffic instead of entering the interstate with a devoted merge lane
o Contractors will be working in the outside and middle lanes
Speeds will be reduced on I-29 to 40 mph. The project work is weather dependent and rain will delay the project to replace the daily traffic counts sensors.
The traffic count data is used for a variety of purposes to support transport planning and design considerations.
Southbound I-29 interesting facts:
- Sensors originally installed in 2007
- Current traffic counts 20,465 cars and 1,914 trucks per day
Northbound I-29 interesting facts (not part of the work Tuesday):
- Sensors originally installed in 2006
- Current traffic counts 22,856 cars and 2,081 trucks per day
Motorists should plan ahead and allow extra time for travel on Tuesday on I-29 southbound. Remember traffic increases over the summer months. Motorists are asked to minimize their distractions, slow down and be patient in the work area.
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