roads

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…

NDDOT says new autonomous impact protection vehicle will improve road safety

They plan to officially expand the autonomous impact protection vehicle in the metro this spring.

HORACE, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation unveils its first self-driving impact protection vehicle. New vehicle technology is hoping to make roads safer in North Dakota. It was developed by two companies and used to turn a NDDOT truck into a self-driving vehicle. The director of the NDDOT Bill Panos says it will improve safety in work zones…

Cass County Highway Department Seeks Input About Change In Speed Limit

You can vote on the potential increase on the Cass County government website linked below

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — The new speed limit would increase from 55 to 65 miles per hour and would affect paved county highways. A total of 134 miles of highway meet the safety requirements for the potential increase. The Highway Department says the reason for the change is due to requests of rural residents who regularly use these roads. “Our…

Fargo Public Works Crews Filling Up Potholes

Lee Anderson Of Fargo Public Works says the road work required this year isn't anything out of the ordinary.

FARGO, N.D. — Crews were out covering potholes around 13th Avenue South and surrounding areas. “We have an asphalt kennel, and an overlay crew that we haven’t really started yet but we will shortly,” Supervisor of Fargo Public Works Lee Anderson said. Lee Anderson Of Fargo Public Works says the road work required this year isn’t anything out of the…

MnDOT avoiding putting salt on roads during heavy winds

MnDOT says this is safer because the salt will cause the snow to stick to the roads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the day’s strong wind and subzero temperatures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation knows to be careful with how they treat their roads. The blowing wind means they are avoiding putting salt down on any part of the road. MnDOT says that while salt typically makes conditions safer over areas with icy conditions, not putting the salt…

City Of Fargo Asking People To Not Park Downtown Overnight

This includes all avenues between 1st Ave. S. and 6th Ave. N. from 2nd St. to University Drive

FARGO, N.D. — The City Of Fargo is asking people to clear out of downtown overnight as plows try and clean the area. Starting at 2 AM vehicles parked in downtown district avenues will be impounded to ensure that the plows can get their job down. This includes all avenues between 1st Ave. S. and 6th Ave. N. from 2nd…

Driving Conditions Leave Some Truck Drivers Stuck in Fargo

One truck driver was headed to Forest River, but extreme weather made it impossible to leave

  FARGO, N.D.- Melvin Ott was headed north to refill the truck after doing a delivery, but weather conditions changed those plans. “I was delivering yesterday off exit 69, about six miles up the road and I was suppose to go to Forest River to reload yesterday and couldn’t make it. It’s too dangerous,” says Ott. He says road conditions…

Locals Stock Up On Winter Items As Conditions Are Expected to Deteriorate

We spoke to locals to see what items they like to have on their homes.

FARGO, N.D.- As classes have been cancelled for most high school students in the area, many are taking advantage and having a day in. “Breakfast food, milk, pizza, drinks, and then like snacks, cause we’re just going to watch movies and not do very much,” says Morgan, a high school student. These students are happy to stay at home for…