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Road Dept/Engineer

Welcome to the Engineering and Road & Bridge Departments.        

As of 10:00am CST on May 17, 2019, the roads have been evaluated and all unpaved/gravel roads in McKenzie County are restricted to 12,000 lbs GVW.  

Spring Load Restrictions remain in effect as of 5/14/2019.  

Download the Spring Restriction Map https://county.mckenziecounty.net/Department/RoadDept/Road-DeptEngineer/Pavement_Load_Restrictions 

Effective 5/2/2019 all roads that were closed due to flooding are now open             

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: 701-444-7426
skanwar@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Tommy Glover, Road and Bridge Superintendent
Office: 701-444-2371
Cell: 701-580-1666

Joseph Kummer - Dust Control Foreman
Cell: 701-300-0326
jkummer@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Kevin Leiseth - Dust Control Foreman
Cell: 701-609-0933

Grace Demars, EIT - Engineer II
Office: 701-444-7449
Cell:  701-978-8744
   

Jackson Knudson, EIT- Engineer II
Office: 701-444-7450
jknudson@co.mckenzie.nd.us  

Omar Mohamed, EIT- Engineer II
Office:  701-444-7429
Cell:  701-978-8637
omohamed@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Tim Pickering, Permitting Specialist/ ND Energy Trip Permits 
General Office:  701-444-2600
Direct Number: 701-444-7427
Cell: 701-580-5416
tpickering@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Marsella Romero, McKenzie County Road Clerk
Office: 701.444.7436
    
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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