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October 1, 2022

Watford City Main Street North


Type of Work:

McKenzie County has contracted with a Contractor named Mayo Construction Co. Inc via public bid process, to reconstruct Main Street North from 4th Ave N to 30th Ave N.


Construction activities will include removal of existing pavement, earthwork operations, curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm drain, and asphalt pavement.  


Who is Authorizing Work:

McKenzie County Commission in cooperation with City of Watford City.


Dates of Work:

Expected from May 19, 2022 to October 29, 2022 .


Construction Hours:

Crews will be working between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  


Construction Impacts:


·         Time Delay Impact:

Expect time delay of 15+ minutes due to uneven surface having loose gravel and ONE-WAY traffic during Construction Operations.


·         Traffic Impact:

During construction operations, Main Street will be open to one-way traffic with the use of flaggers. Parking for businesses in Wolf Creek Development will be maintained during all construction operations. At the completion of each working day, the roadway will be opened to two-way traffic.


Please follow DETOUR signs from 4th to 7th Avenues & WAIT for PILOT CAR and follow it to drive through the Construction Site SAFELY and obey all temporary traffic signs as work activities may change daily.


·         Other Impact:

Some temporary inconveniences may occur during working hours as the work progresses such as noise and vibrations.





During the month of OCTOBER, following activities will be executed on this project:


1.     Underground Utilities work – Sewer and Storm drains from 4th to 6th AVEs.

2.     Dumping, levelling & grading Salvaged Aggregate Base Course.

3.     Concrete casting for Curb & Gutter and Sidewalks.

4.     Hot Bitumen Asphalt paving.

5.     Permanent Erosion Control and Seeding.

6.     Driveways concrete and Valley Gutters.

7.     Concrete Pavement at Intersections.




If you have any questions, comments or require special needs regarding this notice or project in general, feel free to contact me during business hours by calling the number below.


Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation during this project!

McKenzie County Contact: Attn: Curt Huus

Engineering Director



COVID-19 Vaccination Information 
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has been granted special permission
  from the North Dakota Department   to begin providing COVID vaccinations to individuals between 18-64 years of age with two or more high risk conditions. If you fall within these parameters and would like to be vaccinated, please call 701-580-8365 to be placed on the list. 

COVID-19 Business Resource 

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.

Charlie Bob Creek Road is currently under construction from the McKenzie/Dunn County line for two miles heading west. Please expect delays and slow down in construction areas. This is in effect until further notice. 


Effective at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, McKenzie County will be routing traffic to the new portion of Long X Road. The old portion will be closed and barricades will be placed until the old road is obliterated and reclamation is done.

The Utility & Approach Permit packets have been updated under Permits.  Please ensure you are following the current guidelines.  We have also added a Permit Checklist to each packet.   Please email all Utility and Approach Permits to the following email address:  permits@co.mckenzie.nd.us         Updated 9/20/2022

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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