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March 4-7
US 85 Updates February 2024
Information provided to the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association by North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT)
• State Gets $55M Federal Grant for Highway 85
Supports Four-Lane from Long X Bridge to Hwy 200
• The second year of construction will continue in 2024 on the segment between the Long X Bridge and Watford City.
• The roadway should be substantially complete by the Fall of 2024.
Project Development between ND 200 and Long X Bridge
• Project Development activities are ongoing on the segment between ND 200 and Long X Bridge. This includes design engineering, permitting, right of way acquisition and utility relocations.
• NDDOT is working through the grant requirements, grant agreement, and matching funding plan for construction of the segment just north of ND 200 to just south of the Badlands.
• Development an overall funding plan for the remaining work on US 85 as requested by the Legislature.
• The unfunded segments for construction are between I-94 and ND 200 and the Badlands segment south of Long X Bridge.
• NDOT is working on a request for proposals (RFP) to hire a consultant to start the project development and design engineering for the segments between I-94 and ND 200.

• North Dakota is excited about hosting the 2024 Ports-to-Plains Conference in Dickinson. Preliminary planning is being discussed with in the Community and this spring will begin full planning duties with Ports to Plains.
• I have also included in this report the Connecting National Treasures Document we have shared with the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Congressional Members ((North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana)
• Final 2023 Oversize/Overweight Permit Comparison

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