Final 12th Avenue North Traffic Shift Begins Wednesday Morning
July 20, 2020
Starting this week, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) contractors will begin the final phase of project work for the 12th Avenue North and I-29 bridge deck overlay. Crews will shift traffic back to their respective sides with a single inside lane closure in each direction. The inside lanes on 12th Avenue North between Aggregate Industries Drive to Daisy Lane will be closed to traffic.
After 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts on 12th Avenue between Aggregate Industries Drive to Daisy Lane:
- OPEN: Single lane in each direction carried in the outside lanes
- CLOSED: Single inside lane closure in each direction
- Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph where traffic control is present
All overlay and concrete pavement repair (CPR) work is complete on both the westbound and eastbound lanes over the bridge. The upcoming lane reductions will allow crews enough room for the construction of the new median pavement and raised median islands.
The bridge deck overlay is a preventative maintenance to expand the life of the bridge and improve ride quality. If left untreated, the bridge deck is susceptible to spalling, which is when the top layer of the deck concrete becomes loose. The bridge rehabilitation work is expected to be complete by August 15.
The NDDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones stating, “road closed.”
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