All lanes of I-29 Northbound and Southbound Traffic Open Argusville to North of Gardner
October 24, 2016
Today, Monday October 24th, all lanes of traffic have been reopened to drivers in the northbound and southbound directions of I-29 from south of Argusville (exit 79) to two miles north of Gardner interchange (exit 86). There will be shoulder work and short term mobile lane closures to complete remaining project items through the rest of the week.
Since April, crews have been working to remove the old southbound roadway of Interstate 29 (I-29) and complete the placement of approximately 10 new miles of driving surface along with eight new box culverts.
Traffic was carried head-to-head on the northbound driving lanes of I-29 and limited to a single lane in each direction during construction work since May. In early October, southbound traffic shifted back to a single lane on the newly reconstructed roadway.
“We realize this is a busy stretch of roadway with more than 10,000 vehicles passing through daily,” said Kevin Gorder, assistant district engineer for NDDOT. “We thank the traveling public for their patience over the last two construction seasons as we worked to make the needed infrastructure updates in the area.”
Gorder continued, “After successfully reconstructing the same stretch over on the northbound side last year, we are glad to give motorists the same safety and infrastructure improvements on the south side of the interstate. The pavement we replaced was about 45-years-old. These infrastructure updates were necessary to improve interstate driving conditions, increase the road’s load carrying capacity, comply with state guidelines and ensure both people and goods move safely throughout North Dakota.”
The project was funded by 90 percent federal funds, and 10 percent state funds.
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