Two Traffic Snarls Bismarck/Mandan Should Know About
From NDDOT via Google Earth
Let's start with Mandan because this is what I think could be the most interesting one.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) reports the center lane at the intersection of Memorial Highway and Third St SE is anticipated to be closed on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27. Crews will be painting the turn lane and drivers will not be able to make left turns from or onto Memorial Highway at the Third St SE intersection during the closure.
This part of the project is subject to weather conditions and dates of closure may change.
This work is part of the traffic signal installation project at the intersection expected to be complete by May 1. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution throughout the work zone.
So to be clear there is NO TURNING LEFT at the intersection of 3rd Street and Memorial Highway on The Strip. That's right by McDonald's where they are putting up a new set of traffic lights. This could especially affect folks heading from Bismarck into South Mandan. Y'all might want to consider your options.
The Bismarck Expressway snarl is a little more subtle but all the same, it could suck up a little bit more of your time than you'd expect. It goes a little like this.
East Bismarck Expressway Lane Closures
Starting 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 27, 2022, East Bismarck Expressway between Main Avenue and Miriam Ave. will be reduced to one lane for north and southbound traffic. The outside lanes will be closed to traffic. An NDDOT consultant will be conducting a pavement inventory for an upcoming project for pavement repairs. All traffic lanes will be reopened to traffic at 4:00 p.m.
Starting 9:00 AM, Thursday, April 28, 2022, East Bismarck Expressway between Main Avenue and Miriam Ave. will be reduced to one lane for north and southbound traffic. Inside lanes will be closed to traffic. The outside lanes will be open for traffic. All traffic lanes will be reopened to traffic at 4:00 p.m.
Traffic speeds will be reduced in work areas.
Again just a heads up. Better to know if there could be a construction bump in your schedule. The construction season is just beginning. Like that network used to say "the more you know". Here from NBC's YouTube Channel