Chip seal work taking place on area highways; new Long X Bridge construction starts

Chip seal work will be taking place starting on Monday, July 22, at several locations in north central North Dakota. Construction of the new Long X Bridge, south of Watford City, will also start on Monday.

The contractor for the chip seal work will move from one location to the next with each location taking one to four days to complete the chip seal work.

Work will take place in this order at the following locations:

– U.S. 52 from Minot to Sawyer

– U.S. 2 between Granville and Towner on the westbound lanes

– U.S. 52 from Kenmare north to the east junction of N.D. 5

– N.D. 5 from the west junction of N.D. 28 east through Mohall

– East junction of U.S. 83 and N.D. 5, south of Westhope, and work east on N.D. 5 to the junction of N.D. 14 north of Kramer

– U..S 52 between Harvey and Fessenden

During construction motorists can expect two-lane roadways with flaggers and pilot car. Four-lane roadways will have a lane closure in place. Speeds will be reduced and a width of 14 feet will be in place. Brief delays may be experienced and oil and rock will be present.

All chip seal projects are expected to be completed at the end of August.

Construction of the new Long X Bridge on U.S. Highway 85, south of Watford City, will consist of bridge replacement, wildlife crossing structure, grading, guardrail and incidentals. Motorists will continue to use the current Long X Bridge while the new bridge is being constructed.

During construction speeds will be reduced, and flaggers and pilot car will be used during milling and paving operations.

The project is a multi-year project with an anticipated completion date in summer 2021.