Bismarck Streets

Bismarck Streets News - Check this link frequently for updates about changes that impact traffic on Bismarck streets including street projects, construction, road closures and more.

Construction Project Information

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 consists 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. Construction is anticipated in summer 2023 for the 9th Street improvements and a date to be determined for the 7th Street improvements. 

The public is invited to an informational meeting open house to learn more about the project and discuss any questions you may have. 

Meeting Date - Thursday October 6, 2022

Meeting Time - 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Meeting Location - Wachter Middle School Cafeteria - 1107 S 7th Street

Meeting Display Boards

Meeting Handout


Downtown Bismarck Concrete Pavement Repair (CPR) Project

The City of Bismarck will be making improvements to Downtown Bismarck from 3rd Street to 6th Street and Main Avenue to Rosser Avenue. Project information can be found in the links below. Hard copies can be viewed at the City of Bismarck’s Engineering Department, during normal business hours.

Ash Coulee Drive Reconstruction Project

The City of Bismarck is proposing improvements to 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. Final design to occur through fall 2022 and with construction anticipated in summer 2023 (pending available funding).


Proposed improvements to Bismarck Expressway

A public input meeting hosted by the North Dakota Department of Transportation was held March 3, at Wachter Middle School, 1107 South 7th Street in Bismarck. 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.


43rd Avenue NE Reconstruction Project

The City of Bismarck will be reconstructing 43rd Avenue NE between State Street and N. 26th Street. Improvements to 43rd Avenue will consist of a curb and gutter roadway section with street lighting, pedestrian facilities, signage, and pavement marking. From State Street to 19th Street, the roadway will be a 4-lane divided median, from 19th Street to 26th Street, the roadway will be a 2-lane divided median section. Roundabouts will be constructed at the intersections of 19th Street and 26th Street. Also included in this project will be improvements to 19th Street south of 43rd Avenue. Construction anticipated to occur in summer 2022.

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.