Notice is hereby given that the Burleigh County Board of Commissioners have resolved that seasonal load restrictions will go into effect on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00 A.M. and will continue until further notice. Enforcement will be by the Burleigh County Sheriff Dept. and the ND Highway Patrol.Map - Load Restriction Map Spring
Public Input Meeting to be held on March 6 to discuss Proposed Improvements to three Burleigh County structures.
An In-person Meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Central Time on March 6, 2024 at Apple Creek Elementary School located at 2000 93rd St SE, Bismarck, ND. The Public Input Meeting will utilize an open house format with no formal presentation.
Materials will be available on the NDDOT website at www.dot.nd.gov, click "Public Input Meetings" under the News and Events tab.
The purpose of the Public Input Meeting is to discuss proposed improvements to three bridge structures maintained by Burleigh County Highway Department. The project consists of bridge replacement on Apple Creek Road, 1/2 miles east of 80th Street SE; bridge replacement on 236th Street SE, 1/2 miles south of Lincoln Road; and bridge removal on 102nd Ave SE, 1/2 mile east of US Hwy 83. The Public Input Meeting will provide opportunity for public input. Representatives from NDDOT, Burleigh County, and KLJ Engineering will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.
If unable to attend the Public Input Meeting, written statements or comments must be postmarked or emailed by March 21, 2024 to Adam McGill, KLJ Engineering, 400 E Broadway Ave., Suite 600, Bismarck, ND 58501 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Public Input Meeting” in the letter heading or e-mail subject.
NDDOT will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide:
an accessible meeting facility or other accommodation for people with disabilities,
language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and
translations of written material necessary to access NDDOT programs and information.
To request accommodations, contact Heather Christianson, Civil Rights Division, NDDOT, at (701) 328‑2978 or email@example.com. TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888.
Due to the warm weather it is necessary to impose a load limit of 6-Ton per axle / 80,000 lb. max on 353rd St NE from Highway 10 north to 84th Ave NE starting on Monday February 5, 2024 until road conditions stabilize.
During the latter part of November, the Highway Department along with Northern Improvement, Circle C Enterprises and Knife River conducted an all-out effort to haul a mixture of high-grade gravel, Blended Base and Crushed Concrete on a number of gravel roadways throughout the County. An unusually long cold snap in October created a frozen layer below our gravel roadways, once the weather turned warmer in November the roadways started to thaw from the top down. Since the water could not be absorbed into the road bed (due to the frozen layer) the surface gravels became super saturated. Gravels with high Plasticity Index (PI) are prone to rutting under these conditions and made driving conditions hazardous. Fearing that this could also happen in the spring, it was decided to try and firm up as many roadways as we could (by adding high-grade gravel, Blended Base and Crushed Concrete to the roadways) before winter set in for good. (See attached map material locations) During the coming years we will continue to monitor these locations to evaluate the performance of each of the repair materials.
Burleigh County is experiencing hazardous road conditions across the region due to the snow event in late October and the recent freezing and thawing temperatures. These conditions have created a situation in which the snow melt and recent moisture have saturated the gravel road beds and is causing severe rutting and dangerous driving conditions.
County forces are working on roadways that are accessible and will be addressing repairs as soon as conditions allow.
We advise limited travel on gravel roadways until conditions improve. Thank you for your patience while we address these issues.