I-29 Concrete Median Barrier Installation
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, contractors have closed the inside northbound passing lane on I-29 to traffic. This closure allows crews safer access to the job site as well as room for needed equipment and additional signage.
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
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.
Crews are installing concrete median barriers along Interstate 29 (I-29) between 17th Avenue South to 32nd Avenue South. Crews will be working within the median area to remove the existing concrete as well as the current guardrails and posts.
Work Zone Limits:
I-29 between 17th Avenue South to 32nd Avenue South
Project work began June 1 and is slated to be completed by the end of October.
Need for Project:
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.