Hwy 200/ND 58 Roundabout System Admin
In 2015, NDDOT will be creating a roundabout at the intersection of ND Highway 200 and ND 58 near Fairview and the North Dakota/Montana border. This project includes paving, grading and lighting and the construction of the roundabout from the state line to the Yellowstone Bridge.
The roundabout project provides many benefits to travelers including:
The elimination of high speed crashes
Improved flow of traffic
Increased traffic capacity
Ability to accommodate vehicles and trucks of all sizes
Increased safety for all travelers
A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic signals or stop signs in a roundabout. Drivers entering the roundabout must yield to the traffic inside the roundabout. The only way to exit the roundabout is to make a right hand turn at your desired highway. In a roundabout, there is no stopping – only yielding. The roundabout is expected to not only improve current traffic flow, but also accommodate the increased traffic the area anticipates long-term. A similar roundabout was constructed in the Dickinson District in the fall of 2012. More information about the project can be found by clicking here: Killdeer Roundabout
Current Project Status
Traffic has been shifted onto the new roundabout, while the southern portion remains closed to traffic as of October 1, 2015.
Fairview Transportation Planning Study
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT); Town of Fairview; Richland County, Montana; McKenzie County, North Dakota; and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), conducted a corridor study to research options to alleviate truck traffic in the Fairview area. More information about the study can be found here: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/fairview/