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Watford City drivers should expect detour

Starting this week, motorists traveling on US Highway 85 will be detoured to a temporary paved roadway about two-and-a-half miles west of Watford City, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

The one-and-a-half mile temporary route is located near the highway, which is under construction. This is part of the Southwest Watford City Bypass project, expected to be complete this fall.

During construction, speeds will be reduced and a 12-foot width restriction will be in place.