NDDOT Williston Construction Projects

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has kicked off a record roadway infrastructure project aimed at significantly improving traffic flow in western North Dakota in 2014.┬áThis year’s construction season kicked off with groundbreaking ceremonies in Williston, Alexander, Watford City, and New Town.

According to NDDOT Director Grant Levi, “The state has made a significant investment in roadway infrastructure with over $800 million of construction work occurring this year.” Over $500 million of the planned improvements will be completed in western North Dakota in 2014.

Major projects in western North Dakota include:

These projects are designed to create a truck corridor around the Oil Patch through a series of bypasses designed to route truck traffic over Williston at 18th Street, west of Williston via the truck reliever route, southwest and southeast of Watford City via two bypasses, northeast of New Town in 2014 and eventually via a completed bypass southwest of New Town, with additional improvements to frequently traveled 1804 between Watford City and New Town. This series of bypasses will also bring easing of traffic flow for the communities of Williston, Watford City, Alexander and New Town as well as towns throughout the Oil Patch.

NDDOT encourages motorists and truck drivers to stay alert in construction zones as these vast improvements are underway. Reduced speeds and delays should be anticipated. According to Russ Hanson, President of Associated General Constructors of North Dakota, “Ensuring proper work zone safety starts and ends with cautious drivers. Our contractors and their employees put their lives at risk every day to keep North Dakota moving ahead and improving our highway system.”

For more information about this year’s projects, please review the project maps on this website. We also encourage motorists to click on the FAQs link above for answers to frequently asked questions. We appreciate your patience as we help Drive North Dakota’s Progress.