North Dakota - Federal Stimulus (ARRA)


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Road Construction Projects

The transportation portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides significant new funding for transportation infrastructure.


The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) created this web page to inform the public about ARRA funding for transportation projects. This web page includes a number of links to provide information about the process and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.


North Dakota Project Selection Process

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 or Economic Recovery package as it is commonly termed, requires “shovel ready” projects, meaning projects with the planning, environmental, and design work complete to allow bidding in 2009 or early 2010. To meet these requirements, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) followed its established project-selection process when selecting the economic-recovery projects and simply advanced “shovel-ready” projects originally programmed for later years. Therefore, the Department moved projects programmed for 2010-2012 funding, in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to 2009 recovery funding. Additionally, it moved projects shown in later-year priorities to 2009, as appropriate and as funding allowed.


The project-selection process includes public involvement and strategic planning, and is detailed in the STIP Timelines pamphlet pdf file. For Urban and County Program projects the process is similar, but the cities and counties submit their priorities to the NDDOT, which ultimately incorporates the projects into the STIP.


This process ensured that all projects work toward the NDDOT’s system-preservation strategy to provide a transportation system that safely moves people and goods.


ARRA Monthly Reporting

Stimulus Reporting (Contractor and Consultant ARRA Reporting)

Stimulus Projects Maps Information

During the 2009 construction season, approximately $105 million in economic stimulus funding will be spent on approximately 99 projects. This money will go toward state, county and city projects throughout North Dakota. The map details the project locations and is current as of April 1, 2009. The projects may change as plans are updated and bid, so these projects and locations may change.


Stimulus Projects Maps pdf file

State and County Stimulus Projects Map
Urban Stimulus Projects Map 1
Includes Bismarck/Mandan, Fargo/West Fargo, Valley City, and Wahpeton.
Urban Stimulus Projects Map 2
Includes Devils Lake, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Grafton, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston.

Certifications and Letters pdf file

Governor's Letter to Secretary of Transportation
Governor's Section 1201 Certification
Governor's Section 1201 Certification - Amended
Governor's Section 1607 Certification

Director's Section 1511 Certifications pdf file

September 21, 2010 Certification
June 15, 2010 Certification
January 20, 2010 Certification
January 6, 2010 Certification
December 17, 2009 Certification
October 7, 2009 Certification
Airport Sponsor Certification (Wahpeton Municipal Airport)
September 18, 2009 Certification
September 15, 2009 Certification
September 2, 2009 Certification
July 10, 2009 Certification
Airport Sponsor Certification (Grand Forks International Airport)
Airport Sponsor Certification (Mott Municipal Airport)
June 3, 2009 Certification
May 11, 2009 Certification
May 1, 2009 Certification
April 22, 2009 Certification
April 9, 2009 Certification
March 12, 2009 Certification
March 5, 2009 Certification

Transportation Improvement Program pdf file

2009 - 2012 Final STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)
March 26, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
March 11, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
March 9, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
March 2, 2009 STIP Amendment - Approved
February 13, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release

Initial Project Reports pdf file

June 29, 2010 Report
January 20, 2010 Report
December 31, 2009 Report
October 21, 2009 Report
October 2, 2009 Report
September 16, 2009 Report
July 24, 2009 Report
June 12, 2009 Report
May 15, 2009 Report
May 7, 2009 Report
April 15, 2009 Report
March 31, 2009 Report

State Stimulus Links

ND ARRA Economic Enhancement Program