Temporary I-29 Lane Reductions Move North Monday in Fargo
September 11, 2020
Over the weekend, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) contractors will begin setting up traffic control for the next section of concrete pavement repairs (CPR) on Interstate 29 (I-29) between 52nd Avenue South and Main Avenue. Crew will move the single lane closures north between 32nd Avenue South to Main Avenue. On Saturday, crews will close the left lane for southbound traffic. By Monday morning, both northbound and southbound traffic will also have a single lane closure in each direction. Work is being done in sections to minimize impacts to traffic.
The single lane closure is to allow crews enough room to safely complete operations. After 6 a.m. on Monday, September 14, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts along I-29 starting at 32nd Avenue South to Main Avenue:
- OPEN: Right lane and center lane open in each direction
- CLOSED: Single left lane closure in each direction
- Speeds are reduced to 40 mph where traffic control is present
Motorists will stay in this traffic pattern for approximately one week. As work progress, the lane closure will move to the center and right lane and motorists will be shifted to the left lane. The maintenance project should be complete by the end of October.
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.”
CPR work is a preventive maintenance to help expand the life of the roadway. A full-depth repair involves removing and replacing a portion of a slab, or full slab, to the bottom of the concrete in order to restore the deteriorated areas. Full-depth saw-cuts are made around the perimeter of the repair area. The deteriorated concrete is removed. Dowels are replaced as needed and the new concrete is applied. Partial-depth repair may be used to repair spalled areas at joints and cracks. Most spalls are treated before they extend below the top third of the slab.
STATEWIDE TRAVEL INFORMATION:
For more information about construction projects and road conditions throughout North Dakota, call 511 from any type of phone or visit the Travel Information Map on the NDDOT website at http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/.
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