The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) unveiled the state’s 2013 construction program, which, at approximately $878 million in infrastructure improvements, is the largest construction program the state has ever taken on.
Among major project areas are Interstate 29 near Grafton, Grand Forks, Fargo and Hankinson; US highway 2 west of Williston; ND highway 23 Parshall to US highway 83; US highway 2 near Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks; ND highway 22 north to Killdeer; ND highway 8 south to Bowbells; US highway 85 near Belfield; US highway 85 between Watford City and Williston; and US highway 52 near Harvey and Pingree.
NDDOT offered the following tips for motorists travelling through work zones this summer:
Don’t speed. Obey posted speed limits at all times, even when workers aren’t present. Pavement conditions may exist that require reduced speeds.
Be patient. Work zones aren’t present to inconvenience drivers. They’re an important part in maintaining and rebuilding our state’s infrastructure.
Minimize distractions. Don’t talk on your cell phone, change the radio stations or do anything that takes your eyes off the road.
Stay alert. Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
Motorists who plan to travel near the construction areas can get more information by visiting dot.nd.gov, calling 511, subscribing to work zone email notifications or downloading the ND Roads smartphone app.
Remember to be safe: Check updates before you hit the road and don’t check these sites or apps while driving.