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Starting tonight, Thursday September 13, crews will be ready to pave the new westbound Interstate 94 (I-94) bridge deck over Sheyenne Street in West Fargo. One driving lane will remain open on Sheyenne Street for north to south travel under I-94 bridges. The short-term lane reductions will occur between tonight at 6 p.m. until Friday at 4 a.m. Flaggers will control all traffic movements under the bridges on Sheyenne Street throughout the duration of the paving operations.Traffic will be held on Sheyenne Street at times by flaggers to allow for concrete deliveries to enter and exit into the closed driving lanes or until travel is safe through the corridor. Crews and large concrete equipment will be located on Sheyenne Street in the closed driving lanes underneath the bridges to access the I-94 bridge deck.During the overnight work, access to travel on/off I-94 and on/off Sheyenne Street will remain accessible in all directions of travel surrounding the interchange.Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes and expect congestion during the peak hours of the overnight work. By the morning rush hour on Friday, both directions of Sheyenne Street underneath the I-94 bridges will be open to drivers and current work zone traffic patterns will resume.
Through the interchange project limits, crews are working on I-94 westbound bridge reconstruction, a new lift station and under ramp pedestrian box culvert, installing underground utilities, retaining wall in the northeast quadrant of 32nd Street South and Sheyenne Street and embankment areas for new and widened Sheyenne Street roadways. Contractors are also prepping for concrete paving on northbound and southbound Sheyenne Street roadway.One of the new I-94 and Sheyenne Street interchange on-ramps has opened in the northwest quadrant of the interchange. The northwest ramp connection, near the future grocery store site, takes motorist wishing to travel westbound on I-94 to the interstate. Motorists enter the on-ramp at the same ramp access point as the old northwest ramp and then use a temporary asphalt connection to travel to the new concrete ramp until other ramp work is complete.Crews have started to remove the old westbound I-94 on-ramp to allow for room to build the new loop ramp and additional ramp connection in this quadrant. The new ramp configuration is called a modified single point urban interchange, which will move double lanes of traffic through one stoplight in the middle of the interchange when completed in 2019. Two new loop ramps and four additional ramps will be built throughout the two-year project work.
Adjacent City of West Fargo project work is occurring north and south of the interchange on Sheyenne Street between East Beaton Drive to 13th Avenue W and Sheyenne Street between Christianson Drive to 32nd Avenue. Access and driving lanes are maintained where project work allowsCurrently Sheyenne Street is fully closed between 26th Avenue W to 32nd Avenue West (segment two) with a marked detour route.Visit WestFargoStreets.com for more project details.