Lane closures, reductions set in Fargo


From the City of Fargo: Beginning Monday, northbound 42nd Street South will be reduced to one lane between 26th and 24th Avenues South. The closure is needed for private utility work and is expected to be in place for up to two days.

From the North Dakota DOT: Starting early next week, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) contractors will begin concrete pavement repairs (CPR) on Interstate 29 (I-29) between 52nd Avenue South and Main Avenue. Work will be done in sections to minimize impacts to traffic. Crews will begin by closing a single lane in each direction starting at 52nd Avenue South and moving north 2 miles. Once crews complete this section of roadway, work will continue north toward Main Avenue.

To allow crews enough room to safely complete operations, the outside driving lane on I-29 will temporarily close to traffic in each direction. After 6 a.m. on Monday, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts along I-29 starting at 52nd Avenue South and moving north 2 miles:

OPEN: Single passing lane open in each direction

CLOSED: Single driving lane closure in each direction

Speeds will be 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 inside passing lane and motorists will be shifted to the outside driving 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.