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Construction on I-94 Gets Ready to Begin

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Get ready for more orange, lane closures on a five mile stretch of I-94 will begin tomorrow. Work will take place from the Red River out to Veterans Blvd. in West Fargo. Inside that project corridor drivers and pedestrians will be impacted by three main projects.

  1. Concrete Pavement Repair

Contractors will cut out aging and deteriorating concrete and replace it in both directions and all lanes. Areas of interstate that are normally three lanes will now be two and portions that are normally two will be reduced to one. Drivers should expect major congestion during morning and evening drive times.

Drivers should also be aware that no shoulder will be available during the three lane section of i-94. As the current shoulder will be used to carry traffic as a temporary lane while work is going on.

    2. Tri-Level Preventative Maintenance

Contractors will primarily work on the top level of the I-29 I-94 interchange, which will be reduced from two to one lane while crews work. Minor structural maintenance and bridge painting will occur, drivers may also notice a lane closure on I-29 northbound as painting occurs. Paint color will remain the current shade of blue.

   3. I-94 Pedestrian Bridge

Contractors will sandblast and re-paint the bridge a new color. Because of concerns of possible lead paint the bridge will be tarped from top to bottom and lane restrictions will be in place between 25th St. and University on I-94.

Pedestrians will be advised and re-directed to use the 25th St. bridge and pedestrian tunnel to cross I-94. The bridge's new color will be dark green.

Throughout all projects speed will be reduced to 40mph in the construction corridor, drivers should also be aware that workers will be just feet away from traffic as work occurs, meaning there is no margin for error and drivers should pay extra attention and slow down.

For project updates you can text "FargoDOT" to 66746 to receive alerts to your mobile device, the DOT website and social media platforms will also have updated and current information for drivers and pedestrians. Weather depending the project should be finished by September.

 

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