Northbound I-29 Lane Reduction Begins Thursday in Fargo
June 17, 2020
Progress continues on the installation of concrete median barriers along Interstate 29 (I-29) between 17th Avenue South to 32nd Avenue South. To allow crews enough room to work safely, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) contractors will close the inside northbound passing lane on I-29 to traffic beginning tomorrow. This closure will allow crews safer access to the job site as well as room for needed equipment and additional signage.
After 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts along I-29 between 17th Avenue South to 32nd Avenue South:
- OPEN: Three southbound driving lanes
- OPEN: Two northbound driving lanes
- CLOSED: Single northbound passing lane closure
- Speeds are reduced to 40 mph where traffic control is present
Motorists will stay in this traffic pattern throughout the duration of the project. 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.”
Within the work zone, crews have completed all concrete pavement removals and are over 50% complete with drainage improvements. The safety project should be complete by the end of October.
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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