I-29 Southbound Reconstruction Argusville to Gardner Interchange
Work started the week of April 18 and will be completed in November 2016.
The work zone is the southbound lanes from Argusville (exit 79) to two miles north of Gardner interchange (exit 86).
Throughout the work zone in each direction:
- Traffic will be head-to-head with a single lane in each direction
- Speeds will be reduced to 65 mph from 75 mph
- Argusville and Gardner interchanges will be accessible for entering and exiting the interstate
- Interstate on and off ramps will be shortened
Crews will be reconstructing 10 miles of southbound I-29, which will include completely removing the current roadway and installing 7- 8 box culverts through the work zone.
The northbound lanes in this same stretch were reconstructed last construction season.
This roadway reconstruction project is meant to:
- Improve driving conditions
- Increase the load-carrying capacity
- Comply with state guidelines
To date, crews have performed preventive maintenance initiatives like seal coats, mill and overlays, and replaced areas of deteriorating concrete to this section of roadway throughout its 45-year life span. The roadway has lived past its life expectancy.
Approximately $23.4 million.
The project is funded by 90% federal funds, and 10% state funds.
|Argusville to north of Gardner||10,000 – 12,000 daily|
I-29 Southbound Roadway Reconstruction Work Zone Map
I-29 Southbound Roadway Reconstruction North and South Traffic Cross Overs