Truck Reliever Routes

US Highway 85 - Four Lane Project

The North Dakota Department of Transportation will expand US Highway 85 to a four-lane roadway from the west edge of Watford City to US Highway 2 east of Williston.


This project is divided into two areas. The first portion is from Watford City to County Road 16 and will begin construction in 2013. The second portion of the project is from County Road 16 to Williston and will begin construction in 2014. The second portion of the project will also include the replacement of the Lewis & Clark Bridge over the Missouri River near Williston.


The landmark projects represent a significant investment by the state of North Dakota to complete a vital link in meeting the regionís growing transportation needs.

US 85 Four Laning Information

Project Material

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  • lane widths

    Proposed Lane Widths for US 85

  • Highway 85 Construction
    Highway 85 Construction