The North Dakota 23 Roundabout Project will create a roundabout at the intersection of ND 23 and ND 73 east of Watford City. In addition to the construction of the roundabout, crews will also be widening and paving ND 23 from east of the new Watford City Southeast Bypass to the intersection of ND 23 and ND 73.
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 and can be seen here: Killdeer Roundabout
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 3, traffic will be shifted onto the northern portion of ND Highway 23 east of Watford City from the 112th Ave NW intersection to the intersection of ND Highway 23 and ND Highway 73 (Johnson’s Corner). The southern portion of the roadway will be closed to traffic to allow crews to continue paving work. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.
- Motorists should expect delays
- Flaggers will be in place
- Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph
- A 12-foot width restriction will be in place
- Traffic will be head-to-head in some areas
Various traffic restrictions will be in place on this portion of ND Highway 23 throughout the construction season.
• Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph
• A 12-foot width restriction will be in place
• Traffic will be head-to-head in some areas
Traffic will be rerouted on this portion of ND Highway 23 until August.