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Drivers stop at a light on Highway 22 in Dickinson on Thursday. State road officials have their eyes on several road improvement projects in western North Dakota in the next two years to help deal with increased traffic in the Oil Patch that has created rapid deterioration in the roads in some locations.

Crumbling under the pressure: Western ND roads deteriorating rapidly under increasing traffic


What traditionally were well-maintained roads in western North Dakota have proven to be insufficient as traffic picks up.

Over the next two years, the state is eyeing several projects to improve travel, including overlays from the state line north to Bowman, making the road from Watford City to Williston four lanes and looking to overlay Highway 85 to the state line on U.S. Highway 2.

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