Bismarck Streets (Construction Project Info.)

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Construction Project Information

I-94 Grant Marsh Bridge Engineering and Feasibility Study

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is completing an Engineering and Feasibility Study for Interstate 94 Midway and the Grant Marsh Bridge. The bridge is reaching the end of its useful life and will need replacement in the future. This provides an opportunity to consider operational improvements for the I-94 and I-194 roadways and ramps. These Interstate improvements would work jointly with replacement alternatives for the Grant Marsh Bridge.

A Public Input Meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 5, 2023, at the Huckleberry House - 1700 River Road, Bismarck, ND 58503. The Public Input Meeting will utilize an open house format with a presentation at 6 p.m. The Public Input Meeting will provide project background information and collect feedback on existing conditions, concerns, and opportunities within the project area. A pre-recorded presentation and other materials will be available following the meeting at the following link.

If unable to attend the Public Input Meeting, written statements or comments must be mailed by June 20, 2023, to Theresa Maahs, Stantec, 100 Collins Avenue, Suite 101, Mandan, ND 58554 or emailed to with “Public Input Meeting” in the e-mail subject heading.

S Washington Street Reconstruction Project

A reconstruction project along S Washington Street, between Burleigh Avenue and the South Bismarck Drainage Ditch is being proposed by the City of Bismarck and the NDDOT. Proposed project improvements include mobility and safety improvements for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrian traffic as well as street lighting and stormwater improvements. Alternatives selected by the City Commission are a 3-lane corridor with a roundabout at Burleigh Avenue and traffic signal at London Avenue/Santa Fe Avenue. The project is anticipated to begin construction in 2024. 

A public input meeting for this project was held Tuesday, April 18th at the Wachter Middle School Cafetorium. A link to a pre-recorded version of the presentation and other project related documents are available below.

Ash Coulee Drive Reconstruction Project

The City of Bismarck will reconstruct Ash Coulee Drive between Tyler Parkway/15th St NW and Washington Street. A public input meeting was held February 16, 2022 at Horizon Middle School. Information presented at the public input meeting is below. What to expect during construction and current phasing can be found here. Construction will occur in 2023 

Bismarck Expressway Pavement Rehab Project

A public input meeting hosted by the North Dakota Department of Transportation was held March 3, 2022, at Wachter Middle School. The purpose of the public input meeting was to discuss the proposed improvements to Bismarck Expressway’s intersections with Washington Street and South 2nd Street in Bismarck. The meeting was presented by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and KLJ Engineering. Information presented at the public input meeting is below. Construction will occur in 2023.

7th and 9th Street Pavement Rehab Project

The ND Dept. of Transportation and the City of Bismarck are proposing improvements to 7th Street and 9th Street between Bismarck Expressway and Front Avenue. The proposed improvements consist of a mill and overlay of the pavement surface, replacement of non-compliant pedestrian sidewalk ramps, updated lighting systems to both roadways, and removal of the traffic signals at Arbor Avenue. Also, a new sidewalk is planned on 9th Street between Ingals Ave and Bowen Ave. Information presented at the public input meeting is below. Construction will occur in 2023 for the 9th Street project and is anticipated to occur in 2024 for the 7th Street project.

Meeting Handout

Pedestrian Safety

  • To improve safety for children and adults crossing the roadway in high traffic areas, the city of Bismarck has begun installing curb extensions or “bump outs”, improving safety for students and their families when crossing the street. Learn more here.