River Road road work is to start Tuesday.

Road construction is a part of life.  Sometimes it's just an irritating delay but in the case of this first construction project, you could put a serious dent in your day. So like the boy scouts I'm here to help you be prepared. The unique aspect of almost any construction project down on River Road is that there's really never a detour. By the time you see the cones, you've come too far.

Starting 8:00 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2022

River Road between Keelboat Park/Riverboat Landing and Fraine Barracks Road will be closed to all traffic for the construction installation of the final roadway surface. The Riverboat Landing and Boat ramp will be accessible from the north. Pioneer Park will also be accessible from the north.


No Detour routes will be provided. This closure will be in place until the end of the day Friday, July 29, 2022. Traffic is asked to seek alternate routes.

Hopefully, this helps you avoid an aggravating incident next week on River Road.  It is one of my favorite ways to get around.

Here are two other projects also starting soon in Bismarck

Now, these won't ruin your day, but they could add extra time to your commute.  Especially if you're hitting them at peak traffic times. This info is also provided by the City of Bismarck.

This one is starting 7:00 AM, Monday, July 25, 2022 

26th Street from Main Avenue through Broadway Avenue will be closed to traffic. The closure will be in place for DMVW Railroad to do work on the railroad tracks across 26th Street.

This closure will be in place through the end of the day Wednesday, July 27, 2022, weather permitting.

 Access to adjacent properties will be maintained.  No detour will be in place.

This one is starting 7:00 AM Tuesday, July 26, 2022,

Washington Street will be reduced to one lane Northbound from 200 feet South of Broadway Avenue to 200 feet North of Broadway Avenue. The eastmost northbound lane of Washington Street will be closed to traffic. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained. The closure will be in place for concrete work within the area of the closure.

This lane closure will be in place until the end of the day July 272022, weather permitting.

Again, not life-shattering, but it may be a little time-consuming especially since it involves Washington Street. While we're talking Washington, maybe someone could fill that pothole on Rosser Avenue just east of Washington. It's a real rim-rocker.

Good luck out there!

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