FARGO, N.D. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Beginning Sunday night, November 2, and throughout the week, crews will be setting temporary overnight lane closures on Interstate 94 (I-94), as they remove the protective bridge deck canopy on the east edge of the existing 25th Street South bridge reconstruction project. The canopy was previously used to protect the traveling public as crews worked above on the roadway.
In the westbound direction, the lane closures will begin just west of 25th Street South and end shortly after traveling under the bridge. In the eastbound direction, the lane closure will being prior to the 25th Street South ramp and end west of University Drive. For the majority of this phase of construction, crews will close two lanes and sections of overnight traffic on I-94 will be merged to one open lane.
Access to 25th Street South will remain available as is currently set up. One lane of traffic remains open in each direction throughout the work zone.
Motorists can anticipate the following information regarding lane closures, weather and project needs permitting:
· Closures will occur overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
· Closures on Westbound I-94 will occur on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening
· Closures on Eastbound I-94 will occur on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening
· Throughout the project stretch, there will be at least one lane open for the traveling public
These lane closures are expected to reopen by the morning of November 7.
These detours are needed to ensure the safety of the traveling public and crews that work on the project as the bridge deck is directly above I-94. The NDDOT scheduled this work to occur overnight when traffic volumes are at their lowest to help minimize impacts to the traveling public.
The NDDOT Fargo District encourages motorists to avoid distractions, obey flaggers and signs throughout the work zone and consider alternate routes if possible.