Williston road project has no environmental impact

WILLISTON The Federal Highway Administration has determined that the preferred alternative for improvements to U.S. Highway 85 from McKenzie County Road 16 to the junction of U.S. Highway 2 will have no significant impact on the environment. The preferred alternative has been identified as Alternative B.

The notice of finding is in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Alternative B would consist of widening Highway 85 from McKenzie County Road 16 to the junction of Highway 2, realigning the existing roadway in the vicinity of the Lewis and Clark Bridge and replacing the Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Missouri River. It would include about 11.5 miles of asphalt-paved road and a half mile of bridge structure and approach segments to replace the existing Lewis and Clark Bridge.

The finding of no significant impact is available for viewing at the following locations: city halls in Williston and Watford City, Williams County Courthouse in Williston, McKenzie County Courthouse in Watford City, Williston Community Library, McKenzie County Public Library in Watford City, N.D. Department of Transportation Williston District Office, N.D. Department of Transportation Central Office, Bismarck, and the Transportation Department’s project website at (www.dot.nd.gov/projects/western-nd/ushwy85.htm) or by going to the home page at (www.dot.nd.gov) and following the links under project websites for western North Dakota and Williston District construction.