(Fargo, ND) -- Starting early next week, North Dakota Department of Transportation contractors will begin a painting project on I-29 Exit 54 at the Davenport bridge.

This work is the second part of a series of painting projects along the I-29 corridor that will prevent corrosion and improve bridge integrity for drivers.

Beginning early next week, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts along I-29 at the Davenport bridge:

Shifting traffic patterns will occur while active construction is in progress.

Speeds will be reduced to 40 mph during lane closures.

Approximately two weeks later, traffic control will switch to the inside lanes in both directions. The work at this location will take 2-4 weeks.

Upon completion of the Davenport bridge, crews will move to Exit 56 at Horace followed by Exit 78 at Argusville. Motorists can expect to see similar traffic patterns at each location. Work at each interchange will last 2-4 weeks, and the full painting project will be completed by the end of June.

The NDDOT urges motorists to always use caution and stay alert to changing traffic conditions.