roads

Fargo leaders & the community discuss combating street racing

According to a Insurify study, North Dakotans are cited for street racing 85% more often than the national average. 

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A meeting brings people together to share how they feel about a growing concern of street racing that comes out during warmer months. Street racing and extreme speeding are on the rise across the country since the start of the pandemic, but nowhere more so than in North Dakota. The state ranks first in the nation…

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…

I-29 closed from Grand Forks to Canadian border

NORTH DAKOTA – (KVRR) – Interstate 29 is closed from Grand Forks to the Canadian border due to zero zero visibility, blowing snow and icy road conditions according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Manitoba Highway 75 from the U.S. border to Winnipeg is also closed due to poor conditions. There is also no travel advised on many highways…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

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…

MNDOT Plans More Than 200 Construction Projects This Summer

One of the big projects is the resurfacing of Highway 87 from Frazee to the Becker/Wadena County Line

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Department of Transportation announces more than 200 construction projects for the season. They will help maintain the state’s roads and bridges, improve safety and support thousands of construction jobs. One of the big projects in west central Minnesota includes the resurfacing of Highway 87 from Frazee to the Becker/Wadena County Line. The project includes 26…

Transportation non-profit: ND infrastructure in need of improvement

The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — A recent report has revealed North Dakota’s infrastructure is in need of help. A Washington DC-based national transportation research nonprofit has released information on the roads, highways, and bridges throughout the state. The findings show that over 40 percent of major roads are considered in poor condition. Closer to home, here in Fargo, six percent of…

Extra-long semis could be allowed on North Dakota roads

(U.S. DOT)BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters of a bill that would allow extra-long semis on North Dakota roadways say it addresses a growing need to move cargo, given the increase in e-commerce and a shortage of truck drivers. But, opponents of the “road train” legislation fear it would increase traffic fatalities and damage roads and bridges. Such road trains generally consist…