Truck detours planned in western ND oil cities, including KilldeerBISMARCK (AP) — Plans are under way to detour heavy truck traffic around several cities in western North Dakota's oil patch.
BISMARCK (AP) — Plans are under way to detour heavy truck traffic around several cities in western North Dakota's oil patch.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced this morning that a $10 million temporary highway bypass is slated to be completed this summer in Williston. A similar $6 million project also is scheduled to be completed this summer in New Town.
Dalrymple says similar bypass projects are being planned for Watford City, Dickinson, Alexander and Killdeer.
The projects were announced after state officials toured western North Dakota last month and heard from residents about the rapid growth in the oil patch.
Dalrymple says North Dakota has spent about $400 million in the past few months to address problems associated with record oil production. He says more than $800 million is still available to address issues.