Road Construction update for Devils Lake, ND: For weekend of June 29, 2012:
Traffic flow on U.S. Highways 19, 57 , 20, US 281, US 2, Devils Lake Embankment Project and Grahams Island.
Current roadway updates include:
•ND Hwy 19 – Contractor will be hauling rip-rap for several weeks on ND Hwy 19 to Grahams Island Road Project. Heavy truck traffic at the intersection of US 2 & ND Hwy 19 – caution advised.
•BIA # 1 & BIA # 4 south are now open with speed limit posted at 40 mph. BIA # 5 and BIA #4 north of intersection of BIA # 1 & BIA # 4 remain closed . Barricades are in place on BIA # 4 north. Maintenance as needed over the weekend.
•ND Hwy 57 – Speed limit is posted at 35 mph from Ft. Totten to Devils Lake. Traffic has been diverted to the gravel roadway on the lakeside of ND Hwy 57. Emergency Vehicles have the right of way. Maintenance as needed over the weekend.
•ND Hwy 20 – Speed limit is 35 mph from the Casino Bridge north to Devils Lake Levy. Roadway has some soft spots caution advised motorists are asked to slow down. ND Hwy 20 south at Free Peoples Lake location contractor is working with pilot cars and flaggers present, expect some delays. Trucks will be hauling from the pit near BIA #6 & ND Hwy 20 dumping near the intersection of Hwy 20-57. Flaggers will be present on ND Hwy 20 and BIA #6 intersection. Flaggers are present on BIA #2 and BIA #4 near the Geske curve with contractor hauling fill. Flaggers will be in place just east of the ND Hwy 20 & Hwy 57 intersection with short delays. Also trucks will be dumping material just south and north of the DL city levee, with flaggers present short delays are expected, caution advised with speed limit of 25 mph through construction zone. Flaggers are also present north and south of Camp Grafton entrance in with short delays. Motorists are urged to watch the distance between cars when traveling through the construction zones.
• US Hwy 281 – Speed limit of 65 mph with normal traffic flows.
•US Hwy 2 – Traffic has switched over to 2 – lane traffic east of Penn, speed limit through construction zone will be posted at 60 mph. Trucks will be hauling from the pit east of Devils Lake on US 2 and dumping just south of the city levee on ND Hwy 20. Caution advised with increased truck traffic at the intersection of ND Hwy 20 and US 2. Also trucks will be accessing the Devils Lake Embankment Project east of Devils Lake on US 2.
BNSF Railroad will be working in the Churches Ferry and Penn areas next week. Township and County Roads will be closed off on a day to day basis along US 2 northbound.
•Work continues on DL Embankment Protection Project. Phase 2 pumping station work will continue this week with truck traffic hauling material on City Phase 2A & 2B projects increased truck traffic on US 2 east of Devils Lake, watch for trucks accessing roads to DL Levy. Devils Lake Embankment Phase 3, contractor will be working in the Lakewood area and acorn ridge area.
Page 2 of 2 - •Grahams Island Road – Maintenance as needed over the weekend.
•This next Public meeting on Road construction will be July 11, 2012 @ 3 p.m. in the Auditorium of Spirit Lake Casino.
SAFETY CONCERNS: When traveling through construction zones, please do not pass other vehicles or construction equipment and be cautious of crew members standing along the roadways. Pay attention to flaggers on all roads and watch traffic signals along Highways; if it’s red, stop and wait for the light to turn green. Be safe and smart while traveling through these work zones. Traffic is asked to keep up with the traffic flow behind pilot cars – this will ensure all traffic is moving at a timely manner through construction zones. Reminder, emergency vehicles have the right of way. Motorists are urged to keep a safe distance between vehicles in construction zones.
For more information on the Devils Lake Basin Road Construction projects, visit the website at http://www.devilslakeroadreport.com or email Tim at the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the Devils Lake Chamber office at 701-662-4903.