12th Avenue bridge closing Tuesday for deck paving
(Fargo, N.D.) ? At 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, North Dakota Department of Transportation officials will close the 12th Avenue North bridge over the railroad tracks. The bridge will be closed until approximately 5:00 p.m. to accommodate deck paving, weather permitting.
Motorists will not be able to cross the bridge because of the truck traffic that is required for the paving operation. Many concrete trucks will be traveling in and out of the job site. The NDDOT cannot position pump trucks below the bridge, like they did for the first deck pave back in June of last year. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes and allow extra time to reach their destinations.
Signage will be in place for the following detours: Westbound 12th Ave. N: North on 18th St. N to 19th Ave. N, west to I-29, south to 12th Ave. N Eastbound 12th Ave. N: South on 25th St. N to 7th Ave. N, east to 10th St. N, north to 12th Ave. N
Work begins on I-29 north of 19th Avenue
(Fargo, N.D.) ?Effective today, crews are onsite for the I-29 reconstruction project north of Fargo. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has lane closures in place on I-29 between 19th Ave. N. and Cass County 20, as equipment is brought in to construct crossovers and ramp connections. Travel on I-29 is still maintained with one lane in each direction.
The first focus will be on the area south of Cass County 20, then later this week crews will move north and begin setting up north of Harwood. Throughout the month of May, I-29 lane closures may be in place as needed between 19th Ave. N. and the Sheyenne River (north of Harwood) as crossovers are being built. In June, traffic will be shifted onto the southbound roadway in a head-to-head configuration (one lane in each direction), so that the northbound roadway can be reconstructed. This project entails a five-mile stretch of I-29 being reconstructed north of Cass County 20. Northbound lanes will be built in 2009 and southbound lanes in 2010. This roadway project will improve pavement conditions and raise the roadbed about 1 foot, which will help to lessen the number of closures due to water on the roadway. # # # North Dakota Department of Transportation 503 38th Street South ? Fargo, ND 58103-1198 www.NDDOTfargo.com Kevin Gorder, NDDOT (701) 799-9447 April Steffan, H2M (701) 237-4180