BISMARCK – Spring has arrived, which means warmer weather, and now it’s time for the North Dakota Department of Transportation to begin road construction projects. Most of the road work is expected to be complete by this fall but could create havoc for those traveling this summer in western and central North Dakota.
Projects include: Construction will begin Monday, April 24 on the US 83 West Bypass near Minot. The Bypass will be expanded to four-lanes from US 2 north to 4th Ave. NW with the construction of two new bridges adjacent to the existing bridges over the Souris River and the Canadian Pacific Railway in 2017. Work on the existing roadway including the replacement of the existing bridge over the Souris River will take place in 2018.
Another project will begin Tuesday, April 25 on ND Highway 20 from Jamestown north to ND Highway 9. Construction consists of roadway widening, curve realignment and resurfacing.
During road construction, please be aware:
- Speeds will be reduced to 25-40 mph
- A width restriction of 12 feet will be in place
- Flaggers and pilot car will be present
- Motorists may experience delays during pilot car operations
- Gravel and oil may be present on the roadway
Drive safely as we head into warmer weather, and for more information about construction projects and road conditions throughout North Dakota, call 511