The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking comments on an amendment to the 2012-2015 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for inclusion of this previously-unpublished project in 2012.
US Highway 85 – Watford City to Williston (Four-Lane Undivided Roadway) – Environmental Document
Total Cost: $2,500,000
The public is invited to view the current STIP on the NDDOT website at www.dot.nd.gov by clicking on the Manuals and Publications icon on the left-hand side, then clicking on the “Final STIP 2012-2015” link under the Plans and Reports section.
Comments should be sent no later than May 15, 2012 to Chad M. Orn at NDDOT, 608 E. Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0700, or sent via email firstname.lastname@example.org with “2012 State Federal-Aid Roadway Projects” in the subject line.
Charlie Barber, Mandan
Part 1 of a series. Republished by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader, Fargo, ND. By Charlie Barber
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.” – Micah, 2:2
“I don’t want to be there [Williston] anymore.” – 3rd Generation Williams County farmer
“Not only do we [the longtime inhabitants of western North Dakota] feel abandoned by our so-called ‘leaders,’ but we also feel that we are under major assault by the oil industry and the outsiders they bring along.” – John Heiser
“For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.” – Micah, 6:12
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