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01/07/2022 08:30 AM

NDDOT Communication Division

NDDOT reminds landowners to keep right-of-way clear of snow

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) reminds landowners not to push snow into the right-of-way or ditches on state highways. This includes the roadway, ditch bottom, and backslope of the roadway.

State law prohibits a person from obstructing any public highway or right-of-way. Keeping the ditches and right-of-way clear reduces the risk of snow drifting on state highways, creating better visibility for motorists and provides room for future snowfall.  

“The NDDOT is committed to maintaining a highway system that is safe for all users,” said Wayde Swenson, NDDOT office of operations director. “We’re grateful to landowners for helping us keep these areas clear and safe.”

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