construction on Bismarck Expressway and I-94 to Mandan will start next week. On
Monday, April 1st, crews will begin roadwork on a two-mile segment
of Bismarck Expressway from just east of Bismarck Expressway Bridge to I-94
west toward Mandan. Work will also start on a half-mile segment of I-94
Eastbound at Exit 156 (East Midway Interchange). Traffic lanes will be reduced
by one lane in each direction and speed limits will be reduced, in addition to
width and height restrictions in some areas. Electronic signs alerting
travelers to the work have been put in place in a continual effort to ensure
the community and surrounding areas are aware of the project.
This is the
first phase of a multi-phased project taking place this year. The road
construction work will be conducted in phases in an effort to reduce impact to
motorists. Next week work consists of installing a bridge canopy for bridge
deck replacement on the I-94 overhead bridge near the I-94 Eastbound Exit 156.
It will also include bridge work near McKenzie Drive Exit and
Memorial Highway Exit on Bismarck Expressway.
- Traffic lanes will be reduced one lane in each direction.
- Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph.
- Flaggers may be present at immediate work zones. Motorists should expect delays.
- 11 foot width restrictions will be in place near McKenzie Drive, Memorial Highway and Eastbound I-94 (Exit 156)
- A height restriction of 15’ 6” will be in place on Eastbound 1-94 (Exit 156).
the construction season, the overall project will work on 13 miles of roadway
on Interstate 94 East and West bound from Exit 147 (Hwy 25) west of Mandan to
the Grant Marsh Bridge, including work on Bismarck Expressway from Washington
Street in Bismarck west to Interstate 94. Project work consists of concrete pavement repair, asphalt overlays and bridge work on
Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) encourages local motorists, which
include businesses and commuters, to plan ahead during the upcoming
construction season. I-94 and Bismarck Expressway will be open to traffic at
all times throughout this process, utilizing a combination of lane closures and
head-to-head traffic. Width restrictions will be in place and the speed limit
will be reduced to 45 mph or lower at times throughout the construction zone.
work is expected to be completed in late fall. Regular updates on construction
progress will be provided to the public throughout the construction project.