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Road Dept/Engineer

Welcome to the Engineering and Road & Bridge Departments.              

NOTICE:      

Public Works is no longer in the courthouse.  We have moved to 1300 12th St SE.   

14th St SW is closed for construction from US85/2nd Ave SW going South to 11th Ave SW.  Please use  detour

Construction is currently underway on CR 37 from US 85 to Hwy 23 and on 125th Ave NW from Hwy 23 to CR 34.  Please plan on additional time for travel on these roads.

Construction is currently underway on CR 35 from the intersection of Hwy 85/2nd Ave SW to 30th Ave NW.  You may encounter poor surfacing and travel can/will become difficult at times.  We recommend taking an alternative route if possible such as 128th Ave NW.        

       All Roads in McKenzie County are at standard posted restrictions.    


The Following article is from the WDEA April 19, 2019 Newsletter:

Truckers Reminded of Weight Restrictions - Overweight Load Violations Can Mean Hefty Fines

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 office.

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. 

https://www.loadpasspermits.com/rcr/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.

Staff:


Suhail Kanwar- Public Works Administrator/Engineer
Office: 701-444-7152
skanwar@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Tommy Glover, Road and Bridge Superintendent
Office: 701-444-7158
Cell: 701-580-1666

Dan Vander Vorste - Right of Way (ROW) Project Manager
Cell:  701-471-4055
    
Omar Mohamed, EIT- Assistant County Engineer
Office:  701-444-7168
Cell:  701-978-8637
omohamed@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Tim Pickering, Permitting Specialist/ ND Energy Trip Permits 
General Office:  701-444-2600
Direct Number: 701-444-7165
Cell: 701-580-5416
tpickering@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Cindy Glover, McKenzie County Permitting Tech
Office: 701.444.7164
    
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!
 





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