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Westbound Demers on, off ramps at 4th Avenue South interchange closed

As part of the construction project on Demers Avenue and Fourth Avenue South near downtown Grand Forks, the on and off ramps at the Fourth Avenue South interchange on Demers will be closed to westbound traffic beginning today, according to a city...

As part of the construction project on Demers Avenue and Fourth Avenue South near downtown Grand Forks, the on and off ramps at the Fourth Avenue South interchange on Demers will be closed to westbound traffic beginning today, according to a city news release.

The on and off ramps for eastbound Demers Avenue traffic will remain open. The project consists of pavement repairs and asphalt overlay along with other maintenance work.

During construction:

_ Westbound lanes will be closed, with head-to-head traffic in the eastbound lanes.

_ The intersection of Demers Avenue and South Eighth Street will be closed at all times.

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_ Motorists using Fourth Avenue South to Demers Avenue are urged to use alternate routes.

_ Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph.

_ A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place.

_ Flaggers may be present.

_ Motorists may experience delays during normal rush hours. Motorists are urged to take alternate routes.

While the release didn't say how long the ramp closures will be in effect, the project as a whole is expected to be completed in early September, it said.

"The traveling public should use caution when driving through the construction zone," the release stated. "Motorists should allow extra distance between their vehicles and the vehicles in front of them, use extra caution and obey flaggers and posted signs."

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