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I-31 planned in 1957 I-29 approved in 1958
1957 draft of plans for the Interstate highway system had I-31 running between Fargo and Pembina; I-29 had been designated from Sioux Falls, S.D. to Kansas City, Mo. By the time the plan was finalized in June 1958, I-29 was extended north to its present position. Maps courtesy of AASHTO.
Current assignment Decommissioned 1950 or earlier Decommissioned 1951 to 1975 Decommissioned since 1975
Name Details
ND-1

Alignment: Manitoba border at Maida (MB-31) to South Dakota border south of Ludden (SD-37)

Distance: 218 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 west of Valley City

Freeway: 5 mile stretch west of Valley City (co-sign with I-94)

Port of Entry: Maida (9am-10pm)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-200 for 6 miles west of Cooperstown; with I-94 and US-52 for 5 miles west of Valley City; with ND-13 from Verona to 6 miles north of Oakes; and with ND-11 from 2 miles south of Oakes to 1 mile west of Ludden

History and Notes: Designation in place before 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Little Yellowstone Park (south of Hastings); Clausen Springs (Hastings)

BIA Hwy 1

Alignment: Jct. BIA-4/ND-30 to Reservation Line Rd. southwest of Rolla

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System; runs along the east edge of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

US-2

Theodore Roosevelt Highway Theodore Roosevelt Int'l Highway

Alignment: Montana border (US-2) west of Williston to Minnesota border (US-2) at Grand Forks

Distance: 350 miles

NHS: Entire route

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 at Grand Forks

Spurs and Alternates: Business US-2 in Williston, Minot, and Grand Forks.

Multi-lane Segments: 25 mile stretch west and north of Williston; Stanley; west junction of US-52 near Burlington to Minnesota border

Port of Entry: Grand Forks (Grand Forks International Airport)

Lewis and Clark Trail: On shared alignment with ND-1804 near Williston

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-85 from 12 miles north of Williston to 5 miles west of Williston; with US-52 from 10 miles east of Berthold to 5 miles southeast of Minot; with ND-14 from Towner to 4 miles southwest of Towner

History and Notes: Construction is underway to widen more of US-2 to 4 lanes, from US-85 north of Williston to Ray, a distance of 11 miles. This is scheduled to be completed in 2007.

Attractions Along the Way: Geographical center of North America (Rugby); Pioneer Village Museum (Rugby); Turtle River State Park (Arvilla); Grand Forks AFB (west of Grand Forks); North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks); Dakota Science Center (Grand Forks)

Follow US-2 Across: Washington, Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

BIA Hwy 2

Alignment: ND-22 to ND-23 in eastern McKenzie County

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System; runs through the nothwest part of Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation.

Old US-2N

Alignment: Arvilla to Grand Forks

History and Notes: According to Robert Droz, the 1931 Rand McNally Atlas showed US-2 having north and south branches between Arvilla and Grand Forks. US-2N was along the current alignment. This was eliminated by 1939.

Old US-2S

Alignment: Arvilla to Grand Forks

History and Notes: According to Robert Droz, the 1931 Rand McNally Atlas showed US-2 having north and south branches between Arvilla and Grand Forks. US-2S is along current Grand Forks CR-4, a mile south of the present US-2 alignment. This was eliminated by 1939.

ND-3

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-10) at the International Peace Garden to the to South Dakota border south of Ashey (SD-45)

Distance: 260 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Steele and Dawson

Port of Entry: International Peace Garden

Freeway: Steele to Dawson (co-sign with I-94)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-281, from the Canadian border to Dunseith; with ND-5 just south of Dunseith; with ND-200 for 2 miles west from Hurdsfield; with I-94 from Steele to north of Dawson; with ND-13 for 10 miles west from Wishek; with ND-11 from 2 miles north of Venturia to Ashley

History and Notes: Designation in place by 1939. Segment north of ND-5 became a dual alignment with US-281 by 1983.

Attractions Along the Way: International Peace Garden (north of Kelvin); Geographical Center of North America and Prairie Village Museum (Rugby); Northern Lights Tower (Rugby); Camp Grassick (south of Dawson)

BIA Hwy 3

Alignment:
Segment 1: BIA-4 northeast of Belcourt to Reservation Line Rd. southeast of Belcourt, on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: ND-57 to Eddy County Rd. 1, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-4

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-5) near Hansboro to US-281 northwest of Rocklake

Distance: 10 miles

Port of Entry: Northeast of Hansboro (8am-9pm)

History and Notes: ND-4 was previously known as ND-69. Designation changed in 1997. An older alignment (also part of an old US-281 alignment) went north from Rocklake, then west to Hansboro.

BIA Hwy 4

Alignment:
Segment 1: BIA-23 to BIA-1, along northern border of Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: ND-22 to west edge of Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-5

Alignment: Montana border (MT-5) west of Fortuna to Minnesota border (MN-175) east of Hamilton

Distance: 337 miles

NHS: West Jct. US-52 (Lignite) to Minnesota border

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 east of Hamilton

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-85 from 1 mile west of Fortuna to 7 miles east of Fortuna; with ND-42 from 3 miles south of Ambrose to Crosby; with ND-40 from Noonan to Columbus; with US-52 from Sevenmile Corner (near Lignite) to 3 miles south of Ninemile Corner (east of Bowbells); with ND-28 for 3 miles west of Mohall; with US-83 from 3 miles north of Maxbass to 6 miles south of Westhope; with ND-14 from 12 miles west to 5 miles west of Bottineau; with ND-3 through Dunseith; with US-281 from Dunseith to near Rockdale; with ND-20 from 5 miles northwest of Clyde to 2 miles east of Clyde; with ND-32 from near Hanks Corner to 6 miles southwest of Akra; with ND-18 through Cavalier; with US-81 from Hamilton to I-29

History and Notes: Designation in place by 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center (Belcourt); Icelandic State Park (west of Akra); Gunlogson Homestead and Pioneer Heritage Center (both in Akra)

BIA Hwy 5

Alignment: BIA-3 northeast of Belcourt to BIA-12 southeast of Belcourt

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System; runs through the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

ND-6

Alignment: Mandan (BUSN I-94) to South Dakota border (SD-63) southeast of Selfridge

Distance: 67 miles

History and Notes: Designation in place before 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (south of Mandan)

BIA Hwy 6

Alignment:
Segment 1: BIA-13 to Belcourt Lake, on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: Jct. US-281/ND-57 to Devils Lake, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

BIA Hwy 7

Alignment: BIA-4 north of Belcourt to Reservation Line Rd. south of Belcourt

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System; runs through the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

Old ND-7

Alignment: Montana border at East Fairview to Minnesota border east of Kelso

History and Notes: ND-7 was the original designation for the current ND-200. It originally only extended across the east half of the state, ending at US-83. In the early 1950's, it was extended west to US-85 along former ND-25. The designation was changed to ND-200 in 1970.

ND-8

Alignment:
Segment 1: Saskatchewan border (SK-9) at Northgate to ND-23 near New Town
Segment 2: Lake Sakakawea north of Twin Buttes to South Dakota border (SD-75) south of Hettinger

Distance: Segment 1: 78 miles. Segment 2: 133 miles.

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Richardton

Port of Entry: Northgate (9am-10pm)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-52/ND-5 from near Perella to Bowbells; with ND-50 for 1 mile; with ND-200 for 2 miles south from Halliday; with ND-21 from Mott to 7 miles west of Mott; with US-12 for 8 miles east from Hettinger

Lewis and Clark Trail: On shared alignment with ND-200

History and Notes: The two segments of ND-8 were previously connected. This connection was eliminated by the creation of the Garrison Dam Reservoir (now known as Lake Sakakawea) in the mid 1950's.

Attractions Along the Way: Assumption Abbey (Richardson)

BIA Hwy 8

Alignment: BIA-13 to jct. BIA-5/US-281/ND-5 northeast of Belcourt

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System; runs through the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

ND-9

Alignment: Melville (US-52) to Rogers (ND-1)

Distance: 54 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-20 for 5 miles west from Cortenay

History and Notes: ND-9 is a shadow of its former self. This route originally extended northwest from Melville to the Saskatchewan border, serving as the original designator of US-52. Futher south, ND-9 followed ND-1, then east through Valley City, then south again along the current ND-32 alignment. The current alignment was in place around 1935, when US-52 was extended into North Dakota.

BIA Hwy 9

Alignment: ND-20 north of St. Michael to BIA-18, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

US-10

National Parks Highway National Parks Highway

Red Trail

Alignment: I-94 near West Fargo to Minnesota border (US-10) at Moorhead, MN

Distance: 7 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 in Fargo, I-94 west of Fargo

Port of Entry: Fargo (Hector International Airport)

History and Notes: US-10 once traversed the entire length of North Dakota, following the current I-94 alignment. It was initially known as the Red Trail, then the National Parks Highway (which ran from Seattle to Chicago). It was completely hard-surfaced by 1938, a first for North Dakota. Some US-10 segments were incorporated into the I-94 construction, other segments were realigned onto I-94 as the interstate was being completed. Most of US-10 was decommissioned by 1980.

The Liberty Memorial Bridge across the Missouri River in Bismarck/Mandan was built in 1922 as the final coast-to-coast link of US-10, and was the first Missouri River bridge designed for automobile traffic. Prior to this, the nearest Missouri River bridge crossings were at Great Falls, MT, and Sioux City, IA. The total cost of the bridge at the time was $1.375 million; it was formally dedicated on September 18, 1922, the 50th anniversary of the founding of Bismarck.

Attractions Along the Way: Bonanzaville USA (Fargo); Roger Maris Baseball Museum (Fargo); Plains Art Museum (Fargo); Fargo Air Museum (Fargo)

Follow US-10 Across: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

Historical Routings Across: Washington, Idaho, and Montana

Links: Dale Sanderson's End US-10 Page, Froggie's End US-10 Page

ND-10

Alignment: I-94/ US-52 exit 328 southwest of Casselton to US-10 near West Fargo

Distance: 15 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 near Casselton and West Fargo

History and Notes: A unmarked continuation of US-10 along the latter's former alignment.

Attractions Along the Way: Bonanzaville USA (Fargo)

BIA Hwy 10

Alignment:
Segment 1: BIA-23 on west side of Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation to BIA-1 on east side of Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: BIA-12 to Missouri River on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-11

Alignment: US-83 west of Hague to Minnesota border (MN-55) near Fairmount

Distance: 179 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 at Hankinson

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-3 for 8 miles west from Ashley; with US-281 through Ellendale; with ND-1 from 1 mile west of Ludden to 2 miles south of Oakes; with ND-32 for 2 miles south from Forman; with ND-18 from Lidgerwood to 2 miles southeast of Lidgerwood

History and Notes: Alignment in place by 1939.

BIA Hwy 11

Alignment:
Segment 1: BIA-6 to US-281/ND-5, on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: ND-8 to 2 miles north of ND-1806, on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

US-12

Yellowstone Trail
Yellowstone Trail

Alignment: Montana border (US-12) near Marmarth to South Dakota border (US-12) southeast of Haynes

Distance: 87 miles

NHS: Bowman to South Dakota border

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-85 through Bowman; with ND-22 for 5 miles east from Reeder; with ND-8 for 8 miles east from Hettinger

History and Notes: Originally called the "Yellowstone Trail". 1926 route basically unchanged.

Attractions Along the Way: Fort Dilts (west of Rhame); Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (Bowman)

Follow US-12 Across: Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan
Historical routings across: Wyoming

Links: Federal Highway Administration's History of US-12

BIA Hwy 12

Alignment:
Segment 1: 1 mile west of BIA-7 to BIA-3, on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: ND-22 west of Mandaree to BIA-15 near Saddle Butte, on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-13

Alignment: ND-1804 at Lake Oahe to Minnesota border (MN-9) at Wahpeton

Distance: 202 miles

NHS: Linton to Minnesota border

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 at Mooreton

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-83 through Linton; with ND-3 for 10 miles west from Wishek; with ND-56 from near Fredonia to Kulm; with ND-1 for 10 miles south from Verona

Lewis and Clark Trail: ND-1806 to Linton

Multi-Lane Segments: Mooreton to Minnesota border

History and Notes: Originally ended at Linton (US-83). The westward extension was in place by 1980.

Attractions Along the Way: Bagg Bonanza Farm (Mooreton)

BIA Hwy 13

Alignment:
Segment 1: BIA-4 to US-281/ND-5, on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
Segment 2: Missouri River to BIA-12 west of Saddle Butte, on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-14

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-21) north of Carbury to Sterling (I-94)

Distance: 175 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Sterling

Multi-Lane Segments: 4 mile stretch west of Towner (co-sign with US-2)

Port of Entry: North of Carbury (9am-10pm)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-5 from 11 miles west to 3 miles west of Bottineau; with US-2 from Towner to 5 miles southwest of Towner; with US-52 from Bentley Lake to Anamoose

History and Notes: Alignment in place by 1939.

BIA Hwy 14

Alignment: ND-22 south of Spotted Horn to BIA-12, on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-15

Alignment: Fessenden (US-52) to Thompson (I-29/US-81)

Distance: 133 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 at Thompson

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-30 from 6 miles east of Fessenden to 12 miles east of Fessenden; with US-281 for 3 miles south from New Rockford; with ND-20 from the Sheyenne River to 8 miles north of McHenry; with ND-18 from 3 miles west of Northwood to 5 miles east of Northwood

History and Notes: Alignment in place by 1939.

BIA Hwy 15

Alignment: BIA-12 near Saddle Butte to the Little Missouri River, on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-16

Alignment: ND-68 north of Trotters to Golva

Distance: 76 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Beach

History and Notes: In 1939, the ND-16 alignment met US-85 south of Alexander, and extended to the South Dakota border. The segment south of Golva was dropped by 1950. However, the 1963 state highway map only showed ND-16 extending from 9 miles north of Beach, to Golva.

ND-17

Alignment: ND-3 east of Barton to Minnesota border (MN-317) east of Grafton

Distance: 139 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 east of Grafton

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-20 from 2 miles north to 2 miles south of Starkweather; with ND-18 for 1 mile east of Park River

History and Notes: Alignment in place by 1939.

North Dakota native Ryan Fischer shared the following information:

ND 17: Longtime Grafton residents will remember when 17 went through town on 5th Street, following a more northerly route from Oakwood and westward through town past the State School. Its current alignment follows 12th Street through town, a change which took place in the late 50s or early 60s.

Attractions Along the Way: Heritage Village (Grafton)

BIA Hwy 17

Alignment: "U"-shaped route, with each end starting at BIA-14, on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-18

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-30) north of Neche to South Dakota border (SD-25) south of Lidgerwood

Distance: 237 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Casselton

Port of Entry: Neche (8am-10pm)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-5 from for 4 miles east from Cavalier; with ND-17 for 1 mile east of Park River; with ND-15 from 3 miles west to 5 miles east of Northwood; with ND-200 from 5 miles northweswt of Portland to Mayville; with ND-46 for 5 miles along the Cass/Richland County line; with ND-11 through Lidgerwood

History and Notes: Alignment in place by 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Carl Ben Eielson Memorial Arch (Hatton); KVLY-TV tower, tallest structure in North America (Blanchard); Maple Creek Crossing State Historical Site (north of Leonard)

BIA Hwy 18

Alignment: BIA-3 to BIA-9, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-19

Alignment: McHenry/Pierce County border southwest of Orrin to Devils Lake (ND-20)

Distance: 70 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-281 for 4 miles north from Minnewaukan

History and Notes: Segment between ND-3 and the McHenry County border was completed between 1965 and 1975. The remainder of the route was in place by 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Devils Lake State Park (southwest of Devils Lake)

ND-20

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-34) northeast of Sarles to Jamestown (US-52/US-281)

Distance: 171 miles

Port of Entry: Northeast of Sarles (9am-10pm)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-5 from 5 miles northwest of Clyde to 2 miles east of Clyde; with ND-17 from 2 miles north to 2 miles south of Starkweather; with ND-15 from the Sheyenne River to 8 miles north of McHenry; with ND-9 for 4 miles west from Courtenay; with US-52 and US-281 through Jamestown

History and Notes: Designation in place by 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Fort Seward; Frontier Village and National Buffalo Museum; North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame (all in Jamestown)

BIA Hwy 20

Alignment: ND-8 northeast of Twin Buttes east to Lake Sakakawea, on the southern edge of Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-21

Alignment: US-85 west of New England to ND-6 north of Breien

Distance: 123 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-22 for 9 miles south from New England; with ND-8 for 7 miles west from Mott; with ND-49 from New Leipzig to Elgin

History and Notes: The current ND-24 segment between ND-6 and the current ND-24/ND-1806 junction was originally part of ND-21. This segment was renumbered between 1950 and 1963.

ND-22

Alignment: ND-23 west of New Town to South Dakota border (SD-79) south of Reeder

Distance: 155 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Dickinson

Lewis and Clark Trail: ND-23 intersection west of New Town to Killdeer

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-21 for 9 miles south from New England; with US-12 for 4 miles east from Reeder

History and Notes: Designation in place by 1939.

Attractions Along the Way: Killdeer Mountain Battlefield Site (northwest of Killdeer); Little Missouri State Park (19 miles north of Killdeer); Dakota Dinosaur Museum (Dickinson)

BIA Hwy 22

Alignment: Little Missouri River to Missouri River, along the southern part of Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-23

Alignment: Watford City (US-85) to ND-41 south of Velva

Distance: 123 miles

NHS: Entire route

Lewis and Clark Trail: ND-22 intersection west of New Town to Parshall

History and Notes: In the 1940's, ND-23 was extended west of US-85 to the Montana border near Cartwright. In 1970, it became the western 20 mile segment of ND-200. The segment from US-85 to ND-41 was added after 1965.

Attractions Along the Way: Three Tribes Museum (west of New Town); Crow Flies High Butte (west of New Town); Makoti Threshers Museum (Makoti)

Alternate ND-23

Alignment: South side of Watford City to east side of Watford City

Distance: 2 miles

History and Notes: A short spur off ND-23. This is labeled with a "TRUCK" banner.

BIA Hwy 23

Alignment: BIA-4 to US-281/ND-5, along west border of Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation

History and Notes: Part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Highway System.

ND-24

Alignment: Breien (ND-6) to ND-6 east of Selfridge

Distance: 44 miles

Lewis and Clark Trail: ND-1806 intersection east of Salen to Fort Yates

History and Notes: Original (pre 1940) alignment only included the north/south segment (south of the current ND-1806). The east segment of ND-21, between ND-6 and ND-24, was made part of ND-24 between 1955 and 1963.

Attractions Along the Way: Sitting Bull Burial Site (Ft. Yates)

ND-25

Alignment: Hannover (ND-31) to I-94/BUSN I-94 junction west of Mandan

Distance: 35 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 west of Mandan

Lewis and Clark Trail: Center to west of Mandan

History and Notes: ND-25 was once much longer. The alignment prior to 1940:

  • Mandan to Center along current alignment.
  • Center to Stanton along ND-48.
  • Stanton to US-85 along current ND-200.

By 1950, the alignment was changed slightly, so that it extended west from Center to Hannover, then north along current ND-31 to near Stanton, before continuing west. By 1955, the entire alignment north and west of Hannover became part of ND-7 (current ND-200).

ND-26

Alignment: Dazey (ND-1) to Pillsbury (ND-32)

Distance: 20 miles

History and Notes: Designation in place before 1939; this alignment includes a segment passing through Page and Gardner to the Minnesota border. It appeared to be decommissioned by 1950 (as indicated by the 1950 Rand McNally, 1950's D-X map, and 1965 state issued map), but the 1975 Rand McNally showed it back in place in 1975.

ND-27

Alignment: ND-1 north of Verona to ND-18 north of Wyndmere

Distance: 45 miles

History and Notes: Alignment in place by 1930.

Attractions Along the Way: Fort Ransom (north of Englevale)

ND-28

Alignment:
Segment 1: Saskatchewan border (SK-8) near Sherwood to Berthold (US-2)
Segment 2: ND-23 north of Ryder to ND-37 east of Roseglen

Distance: Segment 1: 51 miles. Segment 2: 16 miles.

Port of Entry: Sherwood (9am-10pm)

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-5 for 3 miles west of Mohall

History and Notes: ND-28 appears to have existed in separate segments since at least 1940.

The southern segment was originally longer. In 1940, it extended south of its current terminus with a shared ND-37 alignment to Garrison, then south to ND-25 (current ND-200) west of Stanton. The route was trimmed back to its present alignment by 1950. The segment from Garrison to Pick City was flooded in the 1950's by the creation of Lake Sakakawea; south of Pick City, the route is now part of of ND-200.

Old ND-29

Alignment: ND-60 west of Overly to Minnesota border at Drayton

History and Notes: Designation in place before 1939. Route was renumbered ND-66 by 1963, presumably to avoid conflict with the intersecting I-29.

Interstate 29 Shield

Fargo I-29 Reconstruction Info


Exit Listings

Alignment: Canadian border (MB-29) near Pembina to South Dakota border (I-29/ US-81) south of Hankinson

Distance: 217 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 in Fargo

NHS: Entire length

Port of Entry: Pembina/I-29 (24 hours); Pembina/Pembina Municipal Airport; Grand Forks (Grand Forks International Airport); Fargo (Hector International Airport)

History and Notes: I-29 was built along the US-81 alignment across much of extreme eastern North Dakota. The segment from the Canadian border to Drayton was opened as a 2-lane, undivided alignment in the late 1950's, as an upgraded segment of ND-44. By 1975, I-29 was compete as far south as Walcott. The entire highway in the state was completed by 1977.

In early Interstate highway plans from 1957, only the Fargo to Pembina segment was planned, and this was to be designated as I-31; I-29 was reserved for the current alignment from Sioux Falls, SD, to Kansas City, MO. On October 18, 1957, the Bureau of Public Roads recommended an interstate from Fargo to Sioux Falls. North Dakota officials requested in February 1958 that the planned I-31 designation be changed to I-29, and federal officials approved.

North Dakota native Ryan Fischer shared the following information:

I-29: This highway has a very peculiar history. Its first stretch was completed in the late 50s from Drayton to the Canadian border, making it among the earliest sections of Interstate highway built from scratch. Why it was built so early in such a sparsely populated part of the country baffles everyone I know from back home. Ahhh, the U.S. government....

If you look at 70s era Rand McNally road maps, you will see that the section from N.D. 5 to the Canadian border is marked "Two Lanes." While the overpasses were built and right-of-way was established for the divided, four-lane highway, this section of I-29 functioned as a two lane freeway until the late-70s.

Attractions Along the Way: Pembina State Museum (Pembina); North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks); Dakota Science Center (Grand Forks); KVLY-TV tower, North America's tallest structure (Blanchard); Bonanzaville USA (Fargo); Roger Maris Baseball Museum (Fargo); Childrens Museum at Yunker Farm (Fargo); Plains Art Museum (Fargo); Fargo Air Museum (Fargo); Bagg Bonanza Farm (Mooreton); Fort Abercrombie (east of Colfax)

Follow I-29 Across: South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri

Links: AARoads' I-29 Guide

ND-30

Alignment:
Segment 1: Manitoba border (MB-18) northeast of St. John to ND-66 near Mylo
Segment 2: US-2 near York to US-52 near Sykeston
Segment 3: I-94 near Medina to Lehr (ND-13)

Distance: Segment 1: 26 miles. Segment 2: 67 miles. Segment 3: 41 miles.

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 near Medina

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-15 from 6 miles east to 11 miles east of Fessenden; with ND-34 for 1 mile south of Streeter

History and Notes: The 3 segments were originally (1940's and earlier) connected.