Eastbound I-94 Traffic Impacts near Sheyenne Street Begin May 17
May 17, 2018
Two-year reconstruction project interstate work zone will go head-to-head in the coming weeks
Sheyenne and I94 Project limits and Future flow
The next traffic impact for the interchange project will occur when traffic shifts into head-to-head with one lane in each direction on the eastbound side of the interstate. Traffic will not move to head-to-head until later this month or early June when crews will be ready to demolish the existing westbound bridge.
Currently work is taking place in the ditch and ramp areas around the interchange in preparation for changing ramp access to Sheyenne Street.
During the head-to-head traffic control, access to Sheyenne Street will be maintained by the following routes:
Northwest Sheyenne Street exit loop ramp will close to westbound traffic to begin reconstruction work
All westbound traffic will exit on the northeast ramp to go south or north on Sheyenne Street
Traffic will be allowed to make a left to go southbound on Sheyenne Street or right to go northbound on Sheyenne Street from the northeast ramp
“We work hard to keep as much of a roadway open as possible to motorists while we’re improving it,” said Kevin Gorder, assistant district engineer NDDOT Fargo District. “The volumes of traffic are significant using this route. The motorists through our district have been good to us and helped find alternative routes during large projects to help other drivers out. By being patient with us over these next two years, the benefit coming will really improve the livability and safety for everyone.”
When work begins in year two of the project, traffic will be carried head-to-head with one lane in each direction on I-94 on the new westbound Sheyenne Street bridge. Project work will include:
Reconstruction of the eastbound I-94 bridge over Sheyenne Street
Construction of new exit ramp and lengthen existing ramps
Reconstruction of most of Sheyenne Street to two driving lanes plus turn lanes in each direction between East Beaton Drive to Christensen Drive in West Fargo
“At the completion of this interchange project, motorists and pedestrians will navigate what we call a modified single point urban interchange,” said Gorder. “We’ll be moving double lanes of traffic through one stoplight in the middle of the interchange, which will allow northbound traffic to never stop at a traffic signal when entering Sheyenne Street. It will be the first like it in North Dakota.”
Motorists are encouraged to slow down, be patient, eliminate distractions and pay attention to traffic changes throughout this dynamic work zone.