Temporary Lane Reductions Shift Monday on I-29 in Fargo
September 25, 2020
Beginning Monday, September 28, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) contractors will begin setting up traffic control for the next phase of concrete pavement repairs (CPR) on Interstate 29 (I-29) between 52nd Avenue South and Main Avenue. The right and middle lanes will be closed as motorists will utilize the left lane and left shoulder for travel through this section of roadway.
The lane closures are needed to allow crews enough room to safely complete operations. After 6 a.m. on Monday, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts along I-29 starting at Main Avenue to 32nd Avenue South:
- OPEN: Left lane and left shoulder open to traffic in each direction
- CLOSED: Right lane and center lane closed to traffic in each direction
- Speeds are reduced to 40 mph where traffic control is present
Motorists will stay in this traffic pattern for approximately two weeks. 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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