I-29 Temporary Lane Reductions Begin Monday in Fargo
May 28, 2020
Starting early next week, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) contractors will begin installation of concrete median barriers along Interstate 29 (I-29) between 17th Avenue South to 32nd Avenue South. Crews will begin by installing temporary barriers along the shoulder of the roadway. To allow crews enough room to safely place these, the inside passing lane on I-29 will temporarily close to traffic in each direction.
After 6 a.m. on Monday, June 1, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts along I-29 between 17th Avenue South to 32nd Avenue South:
- OPEN: Two driving lanes in each direction
- CLOSED: Single passing lane closure in each direction
- Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph where traffic control is present
Motorists will stay in this traffic pattern for approximately two days. Once the temporary barriers are in place, crews will remove the lane closures and traffic will resume as normal with only a shoulder closure in place.
Crews will continue work within the median area to remove the existing concrete as well as the current guardrails and posts. The safety project should be complete by the end of October.
Flaggers will be in the closure assisting trucks entering and exiting the work zone. The NDDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones stating, “road closed.”
Median barriers are longitudinal barriers that separate opposing traffic on a divided roadway and are typically installed in areas of high traffic and narrow medians. The purpose of the median barrier is to prevent a potential cross-median crash.
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