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North Dakota Department of Transportation News Release. Toll Free: 1-855-NDROADS (637-6237)
07/18/2017 02:52 PM

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact for the New Town Northwest Route

The preferred alternative has been identified as Alternative G. Alternative G would consist of constructing a two-lane highway on the northwest side of New Town on a new alignment. The proposed alignment would connect ND 23 0.54 miles west of the junction of ND 23/ND 1804 to the junction of ND 1804/ND 23B.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has determined that the preferred alternative will have no significant impact on the environment.

The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is based on the June 2017 Environmental Assessment (EA), which has been independently evaluated by FHWA, and determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues and impacts of the proposed project, and appropriate mitigation measures.

PUBLIC INSPECTION: The June 2017 FONSI/EA will be available for public inspection from July 19 through August 18, 2017, at the New Town City Library, 103 Soo Place, New Town; North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Williston District Office, 605 Dakota Parkway West, Williston; and NDDOT Central Office (information desk), 608 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck; online at; or by request from Jessica Karls, Project Manager at or 701-232-5353.

NDDOT will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide:

  • accommodation for people with disabilities,

  • language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and

  • translations of written material necessary to access NDDOT programs and information.

Appropriate provisions will be considered when NDDOT is notified at least 10 days prior to the date the written material translation is needed.

To request accommodations, contact Paula Messmer, Civil Rights Division, NDDOT, at (701)328-2978 or TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1‑800‑366‑6888.

North Dakota Department of Transportation, 608 East Boulevard, Bismarck, ND 58505