Williston / 18th Street System Admin
The 18th Street project will relieve congestion in the City of Williston by providing an overpass for US 2 traffic and an underpass for local 18th Street traffic in Williston. Pedestrian improvements will also be added, including sidewalks, landscaping and lighting on either side of 18th Street as part of the underpass construction. Traffic will be detoured onto a temporary roadway (Box Elder Street) during the duration of the project.
The majority of the work on this project was completed in the fall of 2014. Landscaping and permanent pavement marking will need to be completed during the 2015 construction season. This project provides motorists and pedestrians with a more functional crossing of US 2. The new overpass reduces delays for approaching traffic and creates a greater separation for local and regional traffic. Currently crews are paving the 18th Street underpass.
According to traffic counts, there are 29,500 vehicles traveling on this segment of US 2 each day. This project, in conjunction with the Williston Truck Reliever Route project, will facilitate traffic flow in the area and meet forecasted traffic demands. Traffic flow will be greatly enhanced in the City of Williston as well as the areas west of Williston now that these projects are nearing completion. The 18th Street project is expected to be complete by the end of June 2015.
Current Project Status
Traffic has been moved onto the new overpass on US 2
A section of Bison Drive is closed for continued work on 18th Street
Some parking for access to Wilkinson Field is available
For more information on the phases and location of the Williston/18th Street project, please review the map of the project below. Motorists can also learn more about the project in our FAQ section of the website.