The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will temporarily close US Highway 83 on Monday, August 12, beginning at 7 a.m. The closure is to allow the Falkirk Mining Company to remove the cable belt bridge that crosses over the highway. The roadway will be closed to thru traffic for a 24-hour period on August 12 between Underwood and Washburn.
Motorists should allow extra time for travel during this closure.
The following signed detour will be in place:
- Northbound traffic on US 83 will need to exit the highway at Washburn and take ND Hwy 200A north to ND Hwy 200, traffic will then take ND Hwy 200 west to Underwood where it can re-enter US 83.
- Southbound traffic on US 83 will need to exit the highway at Underwood and take ND Hwy 200 east to ND Hwy 200A, traffic will then take ND Hwy 200A south to Washburn where it can re-enter US 83.
The NDDOT would like to remind motorists to slow down, follow traffic control signage and use caution throughout the work zone. For more information about construction projects and road conditions throughout North Dakota, call 511 from any type of phone or visit the Travel Information Map on the NDDOT website at http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/.