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Hundreds of bags of trash picked up along oil patch highway

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say more than 1,800 bags of trash were picked up by hundreds of volunteers along the major north-south highway corridor in North Dakota’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports the cleanup of U.S. Highway 85 from Bowman to Williston occurred last week. State Department of Transportation district engineer Larry Gangl says the 169-mile stretch of the oil ...

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US 85 bridge near Williston being closed for maintenance

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Lewis and Clark Bridge on U.S. Highway 85 south of Williston is closing for much of the day for maintenance work. The highway is the major north-south artery in the western North Dakota oil patch. Motorists will need to take alternate routes between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday. The state Transportation Department says alternative routes ...

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State officials reviewing safety on US Highway 85

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Transportation Department and Highway Patrol say efforts are being made to increase safety on the major north-south artery in the western oil patch. There have been 25 traffic crash fatalities on the U.S. Highway 85 corridor in the past two years. The Department of Transportation this month launched a safety review that officials say will ...

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Lights to be put up on Highway 85, ND 23 corridor

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. — State transportation officials say additional roadway lights will be installed on the U.S. Highway 85 and North Dakota Highway 23 corridor near Watford City. Officials say work will primarily be done off of the roadway, but temporary shoulder and lane closures may be needed at times. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-February. Officials ...

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