The North Dakota Department of Transportation has temporarily CLOSED I-29 northbound and southbound lanes from the Manvel Exit (152) to the Grafton Exit (176) due to water over the road. This road will remain closed until river levels recede. Motorists will need to use the following alternate routes.
The northbound detour begins at the Manvel Exit and follows US 81 north to Grafton, then turns east on ND 17 to I-29. The southbound detour begins at the Grafton Exit and follows ND 17 west to Grafton, then turns south on US 81 to I-29.
NDDOT warns motorists that driving through water is dangerous and you should not drive around barricades or into flooded areas. Vehicles that leave the roadway may become immersed in high water.
The following roadways are closed due to flooding:
- ND 5, from I-29 to the Red River near Joilette (Exit 203).
- I-29 Exit 164 (southbound on-ramp), approximately 20 miles north of Grand Forks.
- I-29 Exit 164 (northbound off-ramp), approximately 20 miles north of Grand Forks.
- ND 54, from I-29 to the Red River near Oslo, MN.
- Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks.
- Point Bridge in Grand Forks.
The following state highways remain open but are affected by flood waters:
- ND 36, two miles east of Robinson, water on the road. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and use caution.
- ND 34, three miles east of ND 30, south of Gackle, water on the road. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and use caution.
- US 83, nine miles south of Strasburg, water encroaching on road. Traffic control in place with reduced speeds.
- ND 14, twelve miles north of Wing, water encroaching on road. Traffic control in place with reduced speeds.
- ND 46, five miles west of Gackle, water on roadway, traffic will stop and take turns, reduce speeds and use caution when traveling through water.
- ND 46, approximately 1.5 miles west of Gackle, water on roadway, traffic is allowed. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds and use caution.
MnDOT has closed the following roadways in Minnesota which may impact North Dakota drivers.
- MN 317, which is across the river from ND 17 east of Grafton, local traffic only is allowed on ND17 between I-29 and the river.
- MN 220, which is the north/south roadway adjacent to the Red River which goes from Oslo, MN (ND 54) to Robin (ND 66 at Drayton)
The NDDOT encourages motorists to check road conditions before traveling due to rapidly changing conditions. Fluctuating water levels make it difficult to predict when and where water will go over the roadway or recede from the roadway. For road information, call 511 from any type of phone or go to the Travel Map on NDDOT’s Road App or website: www.dot.nd.gov. The road report is based upon the information available to NDDOT at the time of preparation and is provided solely as a public service. Conditions may vary from those reported.