BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Snow in May in North Dakota is not all that unusual — and not all that much fun for some.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation on Saturday issued a travel...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation said Wednesday that its driver's license division director is under investigation for an undisclosed reason.
Historic Long X Bridge to be preserved on a Linton ranch
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A portion of an historic bridge set for demolition in a project to expand U.S. Highway 85 has been adopted by a North Dakota man who plans to move the span hundreds of miles...
Interstates reopen in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened sections of the interstates and highways that were previously closed due to blizzard conditions.
Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the southern South Dakota border as well as I-94 from Jamestown to Fargo reopened Friday morning. Also state Highway 13 is now passable between I-29 and Wahpeton.
Winter storm closes schools, highways in Upper Midwest
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A wintry mix of snow, sleet and gusty winds caused power outages and forced the closure of schools and interstate highways Thursday in parts of the Upper Midwest.
In North Dakota, Grand Fork and Cass county courthouses and offices closed Thursday as well as North Dakota State University and dozens of other schools.
Snowplows were pulled from highways in eastern North Dakota on Thursday evening, but are expected to resume plowing early Friday, state transportation officials said.
The Latest: Snowplows pulled in eastern North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm creating blizzard conditions in parts of the Upper Midwest (all times local):
State transportation officials say snowplows are being pulled from highways in eastern North Dakota as a blizzard sweeps through the area.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation says plow operators had been working all day, but the plows were pulled Thursday evening. The plows are expected to resume operations early Friday morning.
DOT: Traffic deaths declined in North Dakota in 2018 to 104
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say traffic deaths in North Dakota declined in 2018 to their lowest number in a decade.
Preliminary figures released Wednesday show that 104 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota in 2018, a decrease of 10 percent from 2017. That's according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Authorities say it's North Dakota's lowest fatality number since 2008, which also saw 104 deaths.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation wants to remove a historic bridge and is seeking a public or private agency to adopt one or more segments of the structure.
RUTHVILLE, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation is examining an intersection that some consider dangerous between Minot and the Minot Air Force Base.
The agency is seeking public input following a recent fatal accident that occurred at the U.S. Highway 83 intersection, the Minot Daily News reported.
$11M project proposed to improve North Dakota interstate
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An $11 million project is planned to improve Interstate 94 in the Bismarck area for next year.
The project comes just two years after an $11.4 million upgrade. The proposed enhancements include concrete pavement repair, asphalt overlay, slurry seals, bridge deck overlays, bridge deck replacements and the installation of a permanent traffic signal system at an interchange.
New snow plows meant to make clearing roads more efficient
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation is adding 32 new snow plows meant to make clearing the roads more efficient.
KFGO radio reports that the new equipment combines the traditional front plow with a tow plow, which is pulled behind the truck.
The new plows can clear a much wider path through snow and also apply brine solution to the roadway.
North Dakota kicks of 2017 road construction season
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are urging motorists to watch for orange cones as the state's 2017 road construction season begins.
Officials announced the start of the road construction season Wednesday. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has about 200 projects planned across the state, with $465 million of work taking place on highways.
Warm weather could lead to early ND load restrictions
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Warm weather could lead to early load restrictions on North Dakota highways.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation says seasonal load restrictions may be implemented on some state highways as early as next week.
Areas that could see the first load restrictions of the season include highways in southwestern and southeastern North Dakota.
ND patrols cite 100-plus during holiday DUI crackdown
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota law enforcement agencies cited or arrested more than 100 people for alcohol or drug violations during a crackdown on impaired driving over the holiday season.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation says a total of 447 citations were issued during stepped-up enforcement patrols during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The enforcement patrols ran from Dec. 16, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017.
Travel alert out for western North Dakota due to snow
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Transportation officials have issued a travel alert for western North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the state Highway Patrol issued the alert Sunday afternoon. Dickinson and Williston are included in the alert.
Officials say motorists can still travel in those areas, but conditions can rapidly change. Motorists are advised to reduce their speed.
No travel advised in parts of North Dakota due to snow storm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have lifted a no-travel advisory for southwestern North Dakota, but the advisory remains in effect for the rest of the state as a winter storm creates whiteout conditions.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol updated the advisory Monday evening. Cities where the notice has been lifted include Dickinson, Bowman, Belfield and Killdeer.
The Latest: Interstate 94 reopens across North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the holiday storm in North Dakota (all times local):
Authorities have now reopened Interstate 94 across all of North Dakota as the state recovers from the holiday storm.
Testing completed of bridge damaged by pipeline protesters
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Transportation has completed additional testing of a bridge damaged during protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
The department said its testing was completed Thursday with help from the Highway Patrol, the Morton County Sheriff's Department, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There's no timetable for reopening the span.
Route of Williston’s truck bypass could be long debated
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williams County will agree to preserve the yet-to-be chosen route for the next phase of Williston's truck bypass for 10 years.
The Williston Herald (http://bit.ly/2gEPn5g ) reports county commissioners recently agreed to preserve right of way for the rest of the truck route, but at least three commissioners are on record as opposing the two alternatives the state has brought forward.
Travel conditions ease in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Travel is becoming a bit easier in North Dakota where a blizzard earlier had shut down large portions of interstate roads.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol said Wednesday Interstate 94 has been opened from Mandan to Dickinson. That's about 94 miles. Interstate 29 from Fargo to the Canadian border has been reopened, as well as Highway 2 from Devils Lake to the Grand Forks Airport.
Winter storm winding down in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Travel is some parts of the Dakotas remains dicey on the third day of a winter storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in some spots.
North Dakota finishes nearly two-thirds of planned road work
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials said they hope the weather allows the majority of planned road upgrades to be completed after millions of dollars of work has already been finished this summer.
Wait times for driver’s license sites now available online
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — If you are dreading the trip to a motor vehicle or driver's license site because of wait times, the North Dakota Department of Transportation may be able to help you.
The agency says it is now posting online customer wait times for select locations.
Customers can access wait times for Bismarck's motor vehicle office, as well as driver's license offices in Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, Williston and Dickinson.