UPDATE OCT 27:
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is pleased to report today that the roadwork along I-94 through Bismarck and Mandan is complete. All lanes are open to traffic, speeds are back to their regularly posted limits and the 12-foot width restriction is lifted.
Read entire October 27th press release.
NEWS OCT 25:
I-94 open in both directions after six months of construction (KFYR-TV)
NEWS OCT 24:
I-94 road work to finish this week (KXMB)
NEWS OCT 24:
I-94 roadwork wraps up (Bismarck Tribune)
NEWS OCT 24:
$11.4M project wrapping up on I-94 between Bismarck, Mandan (AP)
UPDATE OCT 24:
Roadwork that began last spring along I-94 in Bismarck-Mandan is expected to be complete this week. Crews anticipate all construction work to be done today, followed by lane striping and removal of the traffic control barriers. All lanes of traffic should be open and back to normal use by mid-week.
Read entire October 24th press release.
NEWS OCT 18:
Road construction on I-94 between Bismarck, Mandan coming to an end (KFYR TV)
UPDATE OCT 13:
As of today, the temporary crossovers on I-94 in Bismarck between mile markers 158 and 159 are removed, putting east- and westbound traffic back in their permanent lanes. While traffic controls, including lane reductions, on both sides of the Interstate will continue to be used as the road construction project continues, this is a significant sign of progress toward completion.
Read entire October 13th press release.
UPDATE SEPT 11:
Roadwork on Eastbound I-94 in Bismarck from Exit 159 to Exit 161 is Nearly Complete Today the eastbound roadway from Exit 159 (Hwy 83 / State Street) in Bismarck to just east of Exit 161 (Bismarck Expressway) opened back up to two lanes of traffic. Read entire September 11th press release
Read entire September 11th press release.
UPDATE AUG 25: SUNDAY: Bismarck I-94 Westbound On-ramp from W Divide/Tyler Parkway (Exit 157) Will Be Closed for 24 Hours
On Sunday, August 27, the westbound on-ramp from W Divide / Tyler Parkway onto I-94 in Bismarck (Exit 157) will be closed for 24 hours. The ramp will be open no later than 6:30 a.m. on Monday, August 28.
Read entire August 25th press release.
UPDATE AUG 17: FRIDAY: Head-to-Head Traffic Switch to South Side of I-94 From N. Washington St. to N. 4th St. in Bismarck
On Friday, August 18, traffic on I-94 between Bismarck and Mandan will be moved from the north side (westbound) to the south side (eastbound) of the roadway, utilizing median crossovers. Eastbound traffic will now continue straight along I-94 with westbound traffic directed through the median crossovers creating head-to-head traffic for approximately one mile. The crossover for westbound traffic will start from mile marker 159 and continue to mile marker 158.
Read entire August 17th press release.
UPDATE AUG 9TH: A Portion of Westbound Traffic on I-94 in Bismarck to Switch to Passing Lane Friday Morning
On Friday, August 11, westbound traffic will switch from using the driving (right) lane to the passing (left) lane from the crossover just west of the bridge over N. Washington Street (mile marker 158) all the way across the Grant Marsh Bridge over the Missouri River.
Read entire August 9th press release.
NEWS JUL 24:
I-94 Construction Project Update (KXMB)
UPDATE JUL 17: Westbound Traffic shifting from Passing Lane to Driving Lane
On Tuesday, July 18, westbound traffic on I-94 over the Hay Creek Bridge will shift from the passing (left) lane to the driving (right) lane as crews get ready to pave through the entire corridor. Paving will begin overnight on Wednesday, July 19, in the westbound passing (left) lane from the Grant Marsh Bridge to the east end of the project, just past Exit 161 (Bismarck Expressway). Paving in the passing lane should be complete on Thursday, July 20.
Read entire July 17th press release.
NEWS JUL 12:
Road construction continues as usual despite hot temps (KFYR TV)
UPDATE JUN 28: Speed Limit Temporarily Reduced to 25 MPH on I-94 Across the Grant Marsh Bridge in Bismarck/Mandan
Starting Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 a.m. until Friday, June 30 at Noon, the speed limit across the Grant Marsh Bridge over the Missouri River will be reduced to 25 MPH.
Read entire June 28th press release.
UPDATE JUN 20: I-94 Eastbound On-Ramp at Exit 157 Under Repair Starting This Week
The eastbound on-ramp to I-94 at Exit 157 (W. Divide Ave / Tyler Parkway) in Bismarck will be under repair starting this week. The ramp will remain open to traffic while roadwork is underway, though speeds will be reduced and motorists are encouraged to use caution while using the on-ramp.
Read entire June 20th press release.
UPDATE JUN 15: North 4th Street to Return to Normal
Traffic on North 4th Street will return to normal by Friday, June 16, as the traffic controls in place below the I-94 bridge are being removed.
Read entire June 15th press release.
UPDATE JUN 12: 4th Street and North Washington Lanes Narrowed
To complete bridge work on I-94 above North 4th Street and North Washington Street, traffic lanes will be narrowed on those streets and traffic will shift left or right at different stages of the project.
Read entire June 12th press release.
UPDATE JUN 9: Exit 161 will be Narrowed
The off-ramp from eastbound I-94 onto Bismarck Expressway at Exit 161 will be narrowed for repair work starting on Monday, June 12, as part of the Bis-Man I-94 Project. Work will begin mid-morning on Monday and continue throughout the week. The ramp will remain open to traffic while the roadwork is being done. Drivers should slow down and use caution when traveling through the work zone.
Read entire June 9th press release.
UPDATE TWO JUN 6: Over-Width vehicle has been removed from Exit 161
The over-width vehicle stuck on westbound I-94 at the Hay Creek Bridge, between Exit 161 (Bismarck Expressway) and Exit 159 (Hwy 83/State Street), has been removed. Traffic flows have returned to normal.
Read entire June 6th; 2nd press release.
UPDATE JUN 6: Over-Width vehicle stuck at Exit 161
An over-width vehicle is stuck on westbound I-94 at the Hay Creek Bridge, between Exit 161 (Bismarck Expressway) and Exit 159 (Hwy 83/State Street).
Read entire June 6th press release.
NEWS JUN 5: Concrete Buckled near Expressway
A spokesman for the I-94 Bis-Man Project says heat fluctuations caused the concrete to buckle on the interstate near the Bismarck Expressway exit on Friday.
Read the whole story from KFYR TV.
UPDATE JUN 2: Eastbound Traffic shifting to Westbound Roadway
On Monday, June 5, traffic on eastbound I-94 in Bismarck will shift, utilizing median crossovers, to the westbound roadway with head-to-head traffic for approximately one mile. The crossover for eastbound traffic will start from mile marker 158 and continue to mile marker 159.
Read entire June 2nd press release.
UPDATE MAY 25: All Traffic shifting to Passing Lanes
Starting May 30, all traffic through I-94 Bis-Man Project corridor to be shifted to passing lanes, westbound lane reductions to extend past Exit 161.
Read entire May 25th press release.
UPDATE MAY 23: Westbound Traffic shifting to Passing Lane
Westbound traffic on I-94 to be shifted to passing lane this Wednesday.
Read entire May 23rd press release.
UPDATE MAY 19: Westbound Traffic shifting to Passing Lane
Eastbound traffic on I-94 to be shifted to passing lane on Monday.
Read entire May 19th press release.
NEWS MAY 3:
Like the traffic, I-94 inches along (KXMB)
NEWS APRIL 27:
I-94 construction is underway (KXMB)
NEWS APRIL 26:
NDDOT reminds drivers to be responsible during road construction season (KFYR TV)
UPDATE APRIL 24: Roadwork Begins
NDDOT begins I-94 roadwork in Bismarck.
Read entire April 24th press release.
UPDATE APRIL 12: Construction set to Begin
Construction work set to begin on I-94 through Bismarck this spring.
Read entire April 12th press release.
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Motorists are encouraged to use the zipper merge on the I-94 Bis-Man Project. Use both open lanes until the point of the lane reduction. Then take turns, left-right, merging into one lane, coming together like the teeth of a zipper. The zipper merge has been proven to move 15% more traffic through a construction zone.
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