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Overnight closures on I-29 in south Fargo continue for bridge beam placement

Northbound lanes only will be closed overnight Wednesday, June 29, starting at 9 p.m. Southbound-only closures will happen overnight on Thursday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 5.

A large bridge beam is hauled onto the interstate
A large beam is trucked onto Interstate 29 south of Fargo at the Wild Rice exit for placement on the 64th Avenue South bridge overpass just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. That section of interstate is subject to temporary overnight closures during the construction.
Robin Huebner / The Forum
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FARGO — Drivers can expect more temporary closures on Interstate 29 in south Fargo as work continues on the 64th Avenue South bridge project.

Contractors are installing 5-foot-tall beams in phases for the 400-foot overpass bridge span as part of the $14.7 million, two-year project.

The beam installation project was supposed to begin Tuesday, June 21 but was delayed almost a week because of weather conditions, said the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

The closures began Monday, June 27, when both northbound and southbound lanes were closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Northbound lanes only were closed for the same time period on Tuesday, June 28 and will be shut down overnight again on Wednesday, June 29.

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Southbound lanes only will be shut down overnight on Thursday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 5.

A marked detour is in place to guide traffic to the east of the site along 52nd Avenue South, University Drive and the 100th Avenue South interchange.

Following this part of the project, lane closures on the interstate are expected until September as crews work on the bridge deck and a shared-use path across the bridge on the north side.

NDDOT reminds drivers to slow down and use caution throughout the work zone.

Huebner is a 35+ year veteran of broadcast and print journalism in Fargo-Moorhead.
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