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                    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.      

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 lane.    

CR 30 will be closed between 134th Ave NW & 133rd Ave NW for removing and replacing culverts. The entire road cross section will be removed so for safety reasons this section will be barricaded to prevent public access. Detour signs will be posted and must be followed as there are no exceptions or bypasses.

The detour route traveling west on CR 30 will be: travel north on 133rd Ave NW for 2 miles and then travel west on 22nd St NW for one mile to 134th Ave NW and then travel south to CR 30.

The detour route traveling east on CR 30 will be: travel north on 134th Ave NW for 2.1 miles and then travel east on 22nd St NW for one mile to 133rd Ave NW and then travel south to CR 30.    


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.


Curt Huus, Engineering Director
Office: 701-444-2420 ext: 4

Layton Northrop, Road Superintendent
Office: 701-444-7158

Dan Vander Vorste - Right of Way (ROW) Project Manager
Cell:  701-471-4055
Tim Pickering, Permitting Specialist/ ND Energy Trip Permits 
Office: 701-444-7165

Cindy Glover, McKenzie County Permitting Specialist
Office: 701.444.7164

Dawn Tschetter, McKenzie County Permitting Specialist
Office: 701.444.7179

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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