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Online Road 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

Community COVID-19 Task Force
Or call the hotline at 1-833-877-0143

COVID-19 Business Resource 
Click here for updated information  

County Declares Public Health Emergency
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City Declares Public Health Emergency

We need to be prepared, not scared! 

There is so much good information out there, and as department heads and community leaders for all of McKenzie County it is absolutely essential that we continue to endorse accurate information to prevent undue panic from the community.  

If you or someone you know are having respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) please call the Hospital – McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) at 701-842-3000 #9.  Call before presenting to the emergency room. 

MCHS is following state and national guidelines and is restricting visitation at the nursing home and the assisted living facility only to immediate family members of residents who are at end of life. 

At this time we would recommend cancelling or rescheduling any large meetings, asking the public to limit courthouse visits to absolute necessity, and we will put any new information on the McKenzie County Emergency Management Facebook page.     

There is a Toll free Public Health hotline: 866-207-2880 

Karolin Jappe
McKenzie County
Emergency Manager
201 5th Street NW
Watford City, ND 58854
Office: 701.444.7483
Cell: 701.580.6936 


A survey if you have traveled in the past 14 days, resources after you have been tested for COVID-19: 

Events and Public Gatherings recommendations and rationale for social distancing:  

CDC Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html  symptoms and testing 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/protect-home.html  Protect your home 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/protect-family.html  Protect your family 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html  How to prepare 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html  Schools and daycares 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html  Water Transmission

Public Works has moved from the courthouse to their new facility:  1300 12th St SE, Watford City.  

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. It is also underway for 113th Ave NW from CR12 to 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.

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 ton 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.         

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.      

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.
Speed Limits for all PAVED ROADS are 55 mph unless posted otherwise.
  • Route 38 from Route 5 to state line 35mph
  • Route 53 from Route 45 to Reservation Line 45mph
  • Route 50 from HWY 85 West to gravel 45mph
Speed Limits for all GRAVEL ROADS are 35 mph unless posted otherwise.


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