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05/22/2019 10:42 AM

NDDOT and partners officially kick-off construction season

Grand Forks, ND- The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is kicking off the 2019 construction season with the help from the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. In addition, the cities of Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN have turned the Sorlie Bridge orange for the week of May 20 for Work Zone Awareness. 

This year’s busy construction season consists of approximately $370 million of projects throughout the state to enhance the state’s highway system. “Highway workers take many precautions to ensure the safety of workers on the construction site,” says Wayde Swenson, NDDOT Director of Operations. “We are asking motorists to make smart driving choices when going through these work zones to keep everyone, highway workers and motorists, safe.”

This year, the NDDOT is incorporating the use of some new technologies in work zones to enhance safety. The NDDOT has deployed the use of Intelligent Traffic Systems technology on the I-94 project near Mandan. This technology gives real-time traffic congestion information on digital signs as motorists enter the work zone. Another technology being used for the second year in a row in North Dakota is portable rumble strips in work zones. These rumble strips are installed at various work zones to alert the driver that they are approaching a flagger in a work zone and they emphasize the need to stop or slow down.

Road construction will be located on highways throughout the state. Major NDDOT reconstruction and rehabilitation work occurring this year include:

    • I-94 rehabilitation from Mandan west to ND 25
    • I-94 reconstruction west of Valley City
    • I-94 reconstruction east of Hebron
    • I-29 reconstruction between Fargo and Wahpeton
    • US 2 reconstruction and rehabilitation through the city of Devils Lake
    • US 83 Bypass construction near Minot
    • Demers Ave reconstruction in Grand Forks
    • Main Ave reconstruction in Fargo
    • Sheyenne St reconstruction in West Fargo
    • Completion of New Town Northwest Truck Reliever Route
  • Please see list below for more projects in specified areas“I can’t stress enough the importance of obeying the posted speed limit in work zones, paying close attention to other construction zone signage and flag persons, and driving distraction free,” says Lt. Troy Hischer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol. “These simple acts can save lives of the traveling public while protecting workers within the construction zones.” 
  • Slowing down and driving distraction free are some of the easiest things motorists can do behind the wheel during this busy travel season. Other tips for motorists are:
  • Follow signage and be aware that traffic configurations often change in work  zones.
  • Be patient. Work zones aren’t present to inconvenience drivers, they’re an important part in maintaining and rebuilding our state’s infrastructure.
  • Stay alert. Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.

Following these simple tips will not only help motorists stay safe and reach their destination, but will help to protect contractors who are working right alongside traffic.“ Contractors will be working all season long for maintenance and repair of North Dakota’s infrastructure,” says Russ Hanson, Executive Vice President with the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. “Projects will be in both urban and rural areas often times in high traffic areas with contractors working to complete projects during North Dakota’s short construction season. Slow down and give the crews room to work.”

Motorists can stay updated on state construction projects in several ways:

Below is a list of some of the NDDOT road construction projects taking place on state highways during the 2019 construction season. The projects are listed according to the NDDOT District in which they are located.

2019 NDDOT Highway Construction Projects   

Below is a list of some of the NDDOT road construction projects taking place on state highways during the 2019 construction season. The projects are listed according to the NDDOT District in which they are located.

Bismarck District:

McLean, Sheridan, Oliver, Burleigh, Kidder, Morton, Grant, Sioux, Logan, Emmons, Mercer, Wells and McIntosh counties. Major projects include:

    • Minor rehabilitation on I-94 from Jct ND 25 E to the Burleigh county line
    • Milling and overlay on ND 200 from Jct 200A to Jct ND 1806
    • Installation of cable guardrail on I-94 from Tyler Parkway to E of Bismarck Expressway
    • Reconstruction in Bismarck on north Washington from 57th Ave to ND 1804
  • Intersection improvements in Bismarck on ND 1804 and north Washington St 

Dickinson District:

Golden Valley, Billings, Dunn, Mercer, Stark, Slope, Hettinger, Bowman and Adams counties.

Major projects include:

  • Major rehabilitation on US 85 from 9 miles north of Amidon to Stark county line
  • Seal coating on I-94 from Little Missouri River to Fryburg
  • Seal coating on I-94 from Fryburg to South Heart
  • Seal coating on US85 from north Bowman to Belfield
  • Surfacing and seal coating on ND 49 from Morton county line to Beulah
  • Reconstruction of I-94 from Youngman’s Butte to west of Eagles Nest

Williston District:

Divide, Burke, Williams, Mountrail, McKenzie and Ward counties.

Major projects include:

  • Major rehabilitation of ND 1804 from Jct Tioga Road to Red Mike Area
  • Safety improvements on US 85 Safety Corridor (Watford City to Alexander)
  • Surfacing and widening on US 85 from Fortuna to State Line
  • Milling and overlay on ND 5 from Columbus to west Jct US 52

Minot District:

Renville, Bottineau, Mountrail, McHenry, Ward, McLean, Sheridan, Wells, Rollette and Pierce counties. Major projects include:

  • Paving and widening of US 83 from Minot AFB to west Jct ND 5-Renville Corner
  • New construction on US 83 from 4th Ave NW to Jct US 83
  • Surfacing of ND 19 from McHenry county line to Jct ND 3
  • Safety improvements on the US 2 & US 52 Safety Corridor (Brooks Jct to Velva)

Structure replacement, turn lanes and lighting on US 2, 9 miles west of ND 41
Devils Lake District:

Rolette, Towner, Cavalier, Pierce, Ramsey, Benson, Wells, Eddy, Nelson, Foster, Griggs and Stutsman counties. Major projects include:

  • Major rehabilitation of US 2 from Mauvais Coulee to Jct ND 19
  • Major rehabilitation of US 281 from south Jct ND 15 through New Rockford
  • Major rehabilitation of US 2 from ND 19 to Devils Lake city limits
  • Milling and overlay of ND 66 from Jct ND 20 east to Jct ND 1
  • Reconstruction of US 2, 1 mile east of Rugby
  • Major rehabilitation of US 52 from Jct ND 200/US 281 to south Carrington

Valley City District:

Stutsman, Barnes, Logan, Lamoure, McIntosh, Dickey, Kidder, Foster, Steele and Ransom counties. Major projects include:

  • Asphalt overlay on ND 13 from Lehr to E Jct ND 56
  • Minor rehabilitation in Valley City Central Ave from Main to 12th St
  • Milling and overlay of US 281 from South Dakota state line to the township line
  • Milling and overlay of US 281 from Edgeley north to Jct ND 46
  • Milling and overlay of I-94 from east Dawson Interchange to Crystal Springs
  • Reconstruction of I-94 from west Eckelson to east of ND 1 Oakes

Fargo District:

Traill, Cass, Richland, Sargent, Ransom, Steele, Grand Forks, Lamoure and Dickey counties.

Major projects include:

  • Milling and overlay on ND 13 from Jct ND 32 to ND 18
  • Milling and overlay on ND 18 from Jct Cass County 10 to Traill county line
  • Installation of cable guardrail on I-29 from south 52nd Ave to Cty Rd 20
  • Reconstruction of I-29 from Galchutt Exit to Christine Exit
  • Reconstruction in West Fargo, Sheyenne St from 40th Ave W to 32nd Ave W
  • Reconstruction in Fargo, 52nd Ave from 45th St to Sheyenne St
  • Reconstruction in Fargo, Main Ave from Broadway to 2nd St

Grand Forks District:

Pembina, Nelson, Walsh, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Cavalier, Ramsey, Traill and Cass counties. Major projects include:

  • Minor rehabilitation of ND 18 from Jct ND 5 to County Road 55
  • Milling and overlay of ND 32 from US 2 north to Jct ND 17
  • Milling and overlay of US 2 from Michigan bypass east to Grand Forks county line
  • Installation of cable guardrail on I-29 from south 32nd Ave to north Gateway Dr
  • Reconstruction of US 2, Demers Ave, 5th St to Sorlie Bridge
  • Reconstruction of ND 297, Demers Ave, 6th St to 5th St

*This is a list of NDDOT state highway projects bid for the 2019 construction program and does not include multi-year projects. For information on local city or county projects, please contact local officials.

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