BNSF Railway Missouri River Bridge Project Update

June 14, 2023– Construction is scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 21, on the Memorial Highway exit ramp and northbound Interstate 194 south of the  BNSF Railway underpass in Mandan. This project involves construction of an access road to support the BNSF Railway Missouri River Bridge project.

During construction of the access road on the Department of Transportation right-of-way, a shoulder closure will be installed on the Memorial Highway exit ramp and lane closure on northbound Interstate 194 to the BNSF Railway underpass. A 12-foot width restriction will be in place on the exit ramp.
Flaggers may be used to help direct traffic through construction, and the speed limit will be reduced through the corridor. Some minimal delays for the public traversing the corridor are expected.

The construction is expected to be completed in July.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to slow down and use caution throughout the work zone.

For more information about construction projects and road conditions throughout North Dakota, call 511 or visit the ND Roads map at For information on the BNSF bridge project visit