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Public Scoping Meetings to be held on November 9 and 10, 2015 to discuss the Proposed US Highway 85 Project from the I-94 Interchange to the Watford City Bypass,McKenzie County Road 30


Public Scoping Meetings will be held at the following dates, times and locations: 5 to 7:30 p.m. MDT on Nov. 9, 2015, at the Belfield City Hall, 107 2nd Ave NE, Belfield, ND 58622 & 5 to 7:30 p.m. CDT on Nov. 10, 2015, at the Watford City Hall, 213 2nd Street NE, Watford City, ND.

The Public Scoping Meetings will utilize an open house format beginning at 5 p.m. with formal presentations beginning at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the Public Scoping Meetings is to understand potential issues of the proposed project and to help define the project’s purpose and need. The Public Scoping Meetings will provide opportunity for public input. Representatives from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and KLJ will be available to answer questions.

The NDDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is initiating an Environmental Impact Statement for the US Highway 85 project. The project limits are from the Interstate 94 Interchange to the Watford City Bypass (McKenzie County Road 30) in Stark, Billings and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota. The project length is approximately 62 miles. The proposed project would expand US Highway 85 to four lanes with flexible design options to avoid or minimize impacts and rehabilitate or replace the historic Long X Bridge over the Little Missouri River.

If unable to attend the public scoping meetings, written statements or comments must be mailed by December 10, 2015 to: Matt Linneman, Program Manager, Environmental & Transportation Services, NDDOT, 608 E. Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0700. Email: Note: “Public Scoping Meeting” in the e-mail subject heading

The 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 Paula Messmer, Civil Rights Division, NDDOT, at 701-328-2978 or TTY users may use Relay North Dakota 711 or 1-800-366-6888.


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