Work begins on Watford City bypass
Construction work has begun on portions of Highway 85, officials said Thursday.
Workers are on the oilfield connector route four miles west of Watford City to begin work for the city’s truck bypass. The three-lane road will be reduced to two lanes with head-to-head traffic, according to a release.
Speeds will also be reduced to 25 mph and a 12-foot width restriction will be in place.
Work on this portion is expected to be completed in late May.