Gov. Jack Dalrymple remarked that on the way to the event, his vehicle was able to get through the stoplight at the intersection of highways 2 and 85 on the first try. “That’s a breakthrough,” Dalrymple said.
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August 20, 2012
Truck traffic kept interrupting a press conference here Monday that marked the opening of a new truck bypass, and that couldn’t have made Williston Mayor Ward Koeser any happier.
Each truck that takes the new 16-mile route that officially opened Monday is one less truck that will travel through Williston, where traffic counts exceed 28,000 vehicles a day compared to the 4,000 vehicles that traveled there four years ago.
“Every time a truck goes by here, I internally smile,” Koeser said during the event along the new truck route.