Argusville bridge will not need to be replacedArgusville, ND (WDAY TV) - Some good news if you drive I-29. Problems with concrete on the bridge at Argusville aren't as bad as once thought, and that means your detour won't last as long.
By: Danielle Miller, WDAY
Some good news if you drive I-29. Problems with concrete on the bridge at Argusville aren't as bad as once thought, and that means your detour won't last as long.
After conducting three different tests on the Argusville bridge, North Dakota DOT engineer Kevin Gorder says the bridge will only have to be repaired rather than be replaced. This could take two to three weeks instead of the estimated two to three months. Although this is good news for many, people who have been dealing with closures and delays since this spring just want it to end. Joel Campbell who lives in Argusville says he travels nearly 30 minutes a day out of his way because of the closure.
Joel Campbell – Argusville: “Just overall unhappiness with how long it has taken and the inconvenience.. You know I just want it to get done.”
Campbell also says loose gravel on the exit makes it very dangerous for him while driving his motorcycle. The closest exit for him to use is at the Gardner off ramp. DOT officials say rain has caused delays, and they understand people's frustration, but the work needed to be done. The DOT hopes to have it completed in two to three weeks.