The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Fargo District along with the City of West Fargo are improving the Interstate 94 (I-94) and Sheyenne Street corridor.
Starting, Monday April 22, work to complete the last year of the major interchange reconstruction project at Sheyenne Street exit will begin in West Fargo.
Initially, eastbound and westbound I-94 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for about 1 mile surrounding the Sheyenne Street interchange. Crews will complete setting concrete barriers and temporary pavement markings throughout first part of the week, weather permitting.
By end of next week, eastbound and westbound I-94 traffic will shift into head-to-head with one lane in each direction on the westbound side of the interstate. Motorists will remain in this driving pattern on interstate until work is complete on the eastbound bridge in late fall. Speeds on I-94 will be reduced to 45 mph on the interstate and 25 mph on the interstate ramps.
“With use of the I-94 westbound bridge, exiting Sheyenne Street traffic will continue to use the separate north and south Sheyenne Street ramps to enter street traffic as they typically do on a daily commute,” said Justin Oss, Project Engineer for NDDOT Fargo District. “This will be an easier navigation route for exiting traffic this year as we work hard to keep as much of the roadway open as possible to motorists throughout the improvement project.”
During the head-to-head traffic control, access to Sheyenne Street will be maintained by the following routes:
- Westbound to south on Sheyenne Street (346-A): drive over the I-94 bridge to use the new westbound loop ramp to only travel south
- Westbound to north on Sheyenne Street (346-B): use the westbound off-ramp to only travel north. A temporary northeast exit-ramp will be used to travel northbound on Sheyenne Street to complete the tie-in to Sheyenne Street at the start of the project work.
- Eastbound to north and south on Sheyenne Street (346): use the existing ramp through the duration of the project.