Construction begins on US Highway 281 through New Rockford

NEW ROCKFORD – Construction will begin on Monday on U.S. Highway 281 through New Rockford to N.D. Hwy. 15.

The project consists of reconstructing the frontage roads, installing storm drain along Highway 281 as well as adding turn lanes at 17th Street NE and at the junction of N.D. Hwy. 15 along with paving throughout the project.

During construction traffic will be detoured onto the frontage road along U.S. Highway 281 during the first phase of construction, then remain on Highway 281 for the second phase. Speeds will be reduced through the work zone and a width restriction of 14 feet will be in place. Flaggers and pilot cars may be present.

The project is expected to be completed this fall.