Williston bypass plan halted
A recent discovery of archaeological features has halted the plan for the preferred bypass around Williston, N.D., to ease traffic congestion within the city from the oil industry. Deputy director for the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Grant Levi, said that $1 million was spent to study the resources, which included ancient burial sites and stone circles of the Plains Indians. The preferred route, referred to as the “yellow route,” will likely be abandoned, and Levi said that the four tribes in North Dakota all oppose the construction of the route. Discussions at a community meeting led to the possibility of a “red” route that will go about a mile farther west than the yellow route. Read the article in the Bismarck Tribune.