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North Dakota DOT and Partners Officially Kick-Off Construction Season

GRAND FORKS, ND — The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2019 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. This year’s construction season consists of approximately $370 million of projects throughout the state to enhance the state’s highway system.

“Highway workers take many precautions to ensure the safety of workers on the construction site,” said Wayde Swenson, NDDOT Director of Operations. “We are asking motorists to make smart driving choices when going through these work zones to keep everyone, highway workers and motorists, safe.”

This year, NDDOT is incorporating the use of some new technologies in work zones to enhance safety. The NDDOT has deployed the use of Intelligent Traffic Systems technology on the I-94 project near Mandan. This technology gives real-time traffic congestion information on digital signs as motorists enter the work zone.

Another technology being used for the second year in a row in North Dakota is portable rumble strips in work zones. These rumble strips are installed at various work zones to alert the driver that they are approaching a flagger in a work zone, and they emphasize the need to stop or slow down.

Road construction will be located on highways throughout the state. Major NDDOT reconstruction and rehabilitation work occurring this year includes:

  • I-94 rehabilitation from Mandan west to ND 25
  • I-94 reconstruction west of Valley City
  • I-94 reconstruction east of Hebron
  • I-29 reconstruction between Fargo and Wahpeton
  • US 2 reconstruction and rehabilitation through the city of Devils Lake
  • US 83 Bypass construction near Minot
  • Demers Avenue reconstruction in Grand Forks
  • Main Avenue reconstruction in Fargo
  • Sheyenne Street reconstruction in West Fargo
  • Completion of New Town Northwest Truck Reliever Route

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