Drivers in a hurry should avoid a major Bismarck roadway or allow enough time for delays.
Construction on a major thorough fare can be a set back to anyone trying to get to a destination quickly.
We've all had the issue of running late for work or a meeting and hit the dreaded orange signage adding to being late but don't try to rush through the zone or you could end up with more than a delay
"Pay attention to what you're doing ya know a lot of people are rubber necking trying to see what's going on and they're looking around and stuff and these zones got people working and they're working right up against traffic and a little bit of an error on anybody's part can get somebody hurt." says Mark Berg/Bismarck Traffic Engineer.
State street is down to 4 lanes. 2 going north and 2 south.
Taking over 8 minutes to travel the 2 mile stretch of construction has delayed peoples arrival at restaurants hotels and other destinations.
"We do the best we can with the signing. They can plan on congestion. they can plan on delays it's gonna happen." says Berg.
Mark says that people are slowing down in the areas and that has helped the safety aspect but the biggest danger to drivers isn't necessarily their driving--but what else they are doing while driving.
"Construction sites are not the place to be multi-tasking focus on your driving so the construction workers can go home at the end of the day and you don't have an accident while you're in that zone." says Berg.
The project is expected to be complete by the beginning of September.