Welcome to the Engineering and Road & Bridge Departments
On Wednesday, July 6,
2022 there will be a temporary bypass to allow continued traffic flow on Long X
Road during the installation of a cattle guard at the pinned location. All
traffic is to be advised to use caution in this area and slow down. This bypass
will remain open and road width reduced until the installation is complete.
Effective at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Long X Road in McKenzie County will be restricted to 8 ton 80,000 lbs until further notice. The speed limit will be reduced to 10 mph in the marked slide area. Please use caution.
NEWSLETTER (Rev. 2)
Watford City Main
Type of Work:
McKenzie County has contracted with a Contractor named Mayo
Construction Co. Inc via public bid process, to reconstruct Main Street North from 4th Ave N
to 30th Ave N.
Construction activities will include removal of existing
pavement, earthwork operations, curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm drain, and
Who is Authorizing Work:
McKenzie County Commission in cooperation with City of Watford
Dates of Work:
Expected from May 19, 2022 to October 29, 2022.
Crews will be working between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday
Time Delay Impact:
Expect time delay of 15+ minutes due to uneven surface having
loose gravel and ONE-WAY traffic during Construction Operations.
construction operations, Main Street will be open to one-way traffic with the
use of flaggers. Parking for businesses in Wolf Creek Development will be
maintained during all construction operations. At the completion of each
working day, the roadway will be opened to two-way traffic.
Please don’t remove any construction
wooden stakes while mowing your lawns and obey all temporary traffic signs as
work activities may change daily.
Some temporary inconveniences may occur during working hours as
the work progresses such as noise and vibrations.
LOOK AHEAD PROGRAM:
During the month of August, following activities will be
executed on this project
Excavation & Grading of dirt (Cutting / Filling).
Removal of existing curb & gutter and sidewalk.
Replacing of existing pipes with new pipes at all Approaches
Underground Utilities work – Sewer, Water and Storm drains.
Adjustment of existing Gate Valve Boxes and Manholes of all
If you have any questions, comments or require special needs regarding
this notice or project in general, feel free to contact me during business
hours by calling the number below.
for your patience and cooperation during this project!
McKenzie County Contact:
Attn: Curt Huus
The Utility & Approach Permit packets have been updated under Permits. Please ensure you are following the current guidelines. We have also added a Permit Checklist to each packet. Please email all Utility and Approach Permits to the following email address:
Truckers Reminded of Weight Restrictions
Overweight Load Violations Can Mean Hefty Fines
The Following article is from the WDEA April 19, 2019 Newsletter:
It’s that time of year when rain events will cause county and
township road supervisors to impose weight restrictions on roads, and unwary
violators could face huge fines.
Such a case occurred this week when a fuel truck delivery driver
crossed into another county where a 12,000-pound-per-axle weight limit had been
imposed because overnight rain had saturated the road. The vehicle, which was
carrying 3,000 gallons of fuel, was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy and initially
faced a fine of $9,200. However, after learning the driver was from an
adjoining county and unaware that restrictions had been imposed that morning,
the overweight penalty was not enforced.
The incident serves as a reminder to truckers of the notification
procedures, and the obligation of local road superintendents to alert the
public that the restrictions have been put in place. Counties that are members
of the LoadPass Permit System can notify trucking
companies through LoadPass, which offers text alerts and email notifications to
those who sign up to be notified. Counties that impose restrictions are
obligated to post notice on the county’s website, and many will also issue
notifications through social media. If truckers have any doubts, they can check
the list of restrictions on
the LoadPass site, or contact the county highway department or sheriff’s
The restrictions apply to overweight vehicles in all industrial
classes including farmers and ranchers who may be hauling equipment,
fertilizer, livestock, grain or other commodities.
Click here to see a table
showing the fee schedule for overweight violations.
Please check back for updated information
Please use the following to stay up to date with any additional restrictions.
You can also go to this site to sign up for email and/or text
notifications for not only McKenzie county, but Williams, Billings, Dunn,
Mountrail, and other participating counties.
Curt Huus, Engineering Director
Office: 701-444-2420 ext: 4
Layton Northrop, Road Superintendent
Dan Vander Vorste - Right of Way (ROW) Project Manager
Cindy Glover, McKenzie County Permitting/Project Specialist
Dawn Tschetter, McKenzie County Permitting Specialist
The North Dakota Department of Transportation
will give information on State Road Restrictions and 511 Information.
For assistance filling out an overweight/oversize permit, please visit ndenergy.org or call 701-566-5576. For questions on routes, or other information please call 701-444-7427. Thank you!