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NDDOT reopens major highways following spring snowstorm

April Storm 1 April Storm 2 April Storm 3 April storm 4 BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Dept. of Transportation says more major highways were expected to reopen Friday after a spring blizzard dumped heavy snow over much of the state. U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to Minot and eastbound I-94 from Bismarck to Jamestown were scheduled to…

Blizzard across the region keeps roads closed in Central & Western ND

FARGO, N.D.  (KVRR) – The April blizzard is forcing the state’s transportation department to close roads and start clearing them up. With strong wind gusts and over a foot of snow in certain areas, North Dakota Highway Patrol are making it clear it’s best to hunker down at home with no travel advisories taking up a majority of the state…

Semi ends up in the ditch after clipping NDDOT snowplow

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both drivers were not injured in the crash

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) — A semi sideswipes a NDDOT snow plow near Jamestown on I-94. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both vehicles were going eastbound about five miles east of the city shortly before 2 p.m. when the semi clipped the passenger-side blade of the plow. It caused the semi to go into the ditch and tip onto its…

Sections of I-94 and I-29 Closed In North Dakota

UPDATE: 8 a.m. The North Dakota Department of Transportation and State Patrol reopened I-29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border as well as U.S. Highway 2. I-29 remains closed from Grand Forks to the South Dakota border, as well as Highway 13 between I-29 and Wahpeton and I-94 from Fargo to Bismarck. FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/NDDOT) —  The NDDOT and…

Transportation officials study extra long semi trailers

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation is beginning a pilot study to examine the possibility of longer trucks on state roads. Last spring, state lawmakers considered legislation dealing with “road trains” or extra long semi trailers meant to save on fuel costs and other expenses associated with moving goods. But, the idea raised some safety concerns, so…

State workers to start mowing areas along highways

BISMARCK, N.D. – State transportation workers are getting set to begin mowing areas along state highways this week. The mowing will focus on weeds and areas where hay has been collected. State Department of Transportation Director Wayde Swenson says typical summer mowing has been delayed to give property owners more time to collect hay during the drought. Fall mowing will…

NDDOT adds dozens more self-serve kiosks

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation has added dozens of self-serve kiosks around the state to help residents avoid what can sometimes be a long wait at the motor vehicle stations. The DOT has completed adding 44 kiosks, a project which began earlier this year. Residents can now use 52 kiosks to renew a license, request a…

Strong oil prices good for ND treasury, not so for roads

BISMARCK, N.D. – The same stronger-than-forecast oil prices that are swelling North Dakota’s treasury also could shrink dollars for road construction next year. Oil is used for road construction and making asphalt. The state Department of Transportation already has approved 174 contracts for road, bridge and other projects this year that total $350 million. Officials say bids on those projects…

NDDOT working to repair buckled road

Fargo Public Works will also assist in the repairs to ensure safer and more reliable road conditions.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re thinking about heading out on the road, make sure to keep an eye out for damage as the pressure from extreme heat is causing roads to buckle under pressure. “Main avenue pavement buckled from pressures from heat causing expansion,” NDDOT Fargo District Engineer Bob Walton said. The roadway on Main Avenue just before merging…