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Road Dept/Engineer

Welcome to the Engineering and Road & Bridge Departments.              


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

All unpaved/gravel roads are at standard posted restrictions.    

       CR36/125th Ave NW is under construction from 30th St NW to CR10.  During rain events, travel will become difficult.  Please choose an alternate route.

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.

-          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.


Suhail Kanwar- Public Works Administrator/Engineer
Office: 701-444-7152

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

Dan Vander Vorste - Right of Way (ROW) Project Manager
Cell:  701-471-4055

Joseph Kummer - Dust Control Foreman
Cell: 701-300-0326

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

Omar Mohamed, EIT- Assistant County Engineer
Office:  701-444-7168
Cell:  701-978-8637

Tim Pickering, Permitting Specialist/ ND Energy Trip Permits 
General Office:  701-444-2600
Direct Number: 701-444-7165
Cell: 701-580-5416

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 or call 701-566-5576. For questions on routes, or other information please call 701-444-7427. Thank you!

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