Road construction on Bismarck Expressway and Interstate 94 between Mandan and Bismarck is underway, with crews working on a 2-mile segment of Bismarck Expressway from just east of Bismarck Expressway Bridge to I-94 west toward Mandan.
There also will be work on a half-mile segment of I-94 eastbound at Exit 156 at 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 motorists to the work have been put in place.
This is the first phase of a multi-phased project taking place this year. 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 the McKenzie Drive and Memorial Highway exits on Bismarck Expressway.
During construction speeds will be reduced to 45 mph, and flaggers may be present at work zones. Motorists should expect delays.
Eleven-foot width restrictions will be in place near McKenzie Drive, Memorial Highway and eastbound I-94 and Exit 156, with a height restriction of 15 feet, 6 inches.
During the construction season, the overall project will work on 13 miles of roadway on I-94 from Exit 147 at Highway 25 west of Mandan to the Grant Marsh Bridge, including work on Bismarck Expressway from Washington Street in Bismarck west to I-94. Project work consists of concrete pavement repair, asphalt overlays and bridge work.
Construction work is expected to be completed in late fall.