Welcome to the Engineering and Road & Bridge Departments
Take our Roadway Safety Survey
McKenzie County is developing a plan to improve roadway safety throughout the entire County. The survey is an important tool that the study team is using to gather input from County residents, those who work in the County, and those who travel through the County. The survey is map-based and will allow you to find specific locations with a safety concern, identify it with a marker, and then provide a description about the concern. The survey will be available until September 30, 2020. Note that your input will be kept completely confidential. We will not be asking for your name, address, or place of employment. Your input is invaluable!Click here to take the survey
Public Works is no longer in the courthouse. We have moved to 1300 12th St SE.
Replacement of the 41st St NW bridge over Antelope Creek will be from 8/17/2020 to 9/26/2020. There will be a narrow bypass road in place. Please plan trips accordingly.
The chip seal project for CR50, CR53, CR31, CR10, and CR16 will begin August 10, 2020 and extend through September 15, 2020.
Construction is currently underway on CR 55 & CR 2 from the intersection of Hwy 23/CR 10 to a
mile north of where CR 55 turns into CR 2. Construction is also underway for 113th Ave NW from CR12 to 33rd St NW and then East on 33rd St NW. You may encounter uneven surfacing
and travel can/will become difficult at times. We recommend taking an
alternative route if possible.
22nd St NW
will be closed .6 miles East of CR30 from September 10 to September 25, 2020 for bridge replacement. Please plan trips and routes accordingly.
14th St SW is closed for construction from US85/2nd Ave SW going South to 11th Ave SW. Please use
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
Construction is currently underway on
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.
The southbound lane of the bridge on 24th St SW
between 2nd Ave SW and 24th Ave SW is closed and traffic is reduced to a single
The weight restriction for the bridge on
19th St NW
just East of the intersection of ND68 has been reduced to 3 tons.
Upon inspection, the bridge on
107th Ave NW
between CR53 and CR57 has a restriction of 0 tons and must be closed. We will be working on a culvert replacement starting at 8:00 am on Friday, September 11, 2020 until Friday, September 25, 2020.
All Roads in McKenzie County are at standard posted restrictions.
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.
Suhail Kanwar- Public Works Administrator/Engineer
Tommy Glover, Road and Bridge Superintendent
Dan Vander Vorste - Right of Way (ROW) Project Manager
Omar Mohamed, EIT- Assistant County Engineer
Cindy Glover, McKenzie County Permitting Tech
Dawn Tschetter, McKenzie County Permitting Tech
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!