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Williston truck bypass clears environmental hurdle

WILLISTON, N.D. – A 13-mile truck bypass around Williston would have no significant impact on the environment, according to a finding from the Federal Highway Administration.

The preferred route for the truck bypass begins at the west junction of U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 85, known as the four-mile corner, and general head north and east to connect with U.S. Highway 2 at its junction with Williams County Highway 6.

Rapid growth in truck traffic related to oil development prompted the need for the bypass, which is expected to be under construction later this year.

The Highway Administration’s findings can be viewed at

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