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Old US-281S

US-281S is indicated in this 1939 Skelly Oil map of North and South Dakota.

Current assignment Decommissioned 1950 or earlier Decommissioned 1951 to 1975 Decommissioned since 1975
Name Details
ND-127

Alignment: Wahpeton (ND-13) to South Dakota border (SD-127) south of Fairmount

Distance: 23 miles

History and Notes: ND-127 was formerly part of US-81 before completion of I-29 (and subsequent co-signing of US-81/I-29). It was created in the late 1970's.

I-194 Shield

Alignment: I-94 in Mandan to ND-810 in Mandan

Distance: 1 mile

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 in Mandan

NHS: Entire route

History and Notes: I-194 is unsigned. Ed Wilson reports, from a road trip taken in North Dakota in August 2000:

I regret to inform all concerned that there is no sign of I-194. The road De Lorme shows for this is a continuation of the Bismarck Expressway, and is signed "TO" I-94. The Bismarck Expressway itself appears to be a secret state route. De Lorme shows it as ND 810. There are no route signs on it, but there are state-style mileposts. While waiting for my dinner at Hardee's, the city map they hace posted there also shows ND 810 for the Expressway as does the official state hwy map (Copyright 1995) on its Bismarck Insert. No mention of I-194 on either of those maps.

Attractions Along the Way: Dakota Zoo, State Capitol, Former Governor's Mansion, Camp Hancock, North Dakota Heritage Center (all in Bismarck)

Links: Kurumi lists details on his I-194 page.

ND-200

Alignment: Montana border (MT-200) near Fairview, MT, to Minnesota border (MN-200) at Halstad, MN

Distance: 420 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 at Kelso

NHS: US-85 near Grassy Butte to Washburn (US-83); west junction US-52 near Bowdon to I-29

Multi-Lane Segments: Underwood to just south of Coleharbor (co-sign with US-83)

Lewis and Clark Trail: Montana border to Watford City; Kildeer to ND-8; ALT ND-200 to US-83

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-85 from 3 miles north of Alexander to 5 miles southeast of Grassy Butte; with ND-8 for 2 miles south from Halliday; with US-83 from Gateway to Underwood; with ND-41 from 2 miles south of Turtle Lake to Mercer; with ND-3 for 2 miles west from Hurdsford; with US-52 from 5 miles east of Bowdon to Carrington; with ND-1 from 6 miles west of Cooperstown to 2 miles west of Cooperstown; with ND-32 for 5 miles south from Finley; with ND-18 from 7 miles northwest of Portland to Mayville

History and Notes: ND-200 is part of a multi-state Highway 200, which runs from Idaho to Minnesota. The original designation of this road in North Dakota was ND-7. The ND-200 designation was assigned in 1970.

Attractions Along the Way: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, north unit (south of Watford City); Killdeer Mountain Battlefield (northwest of Killdeer); Garrison Dam (Riverdale); Lake Sakakawea State Park (Riverdale)

Follow This Route Across: Idaho, Montana, and Minnesota
Historical Routings Across: Washington

ALT ND-200

Alignment: ND-200 west of Stanton to ND-200 5 miles east of Underwood

Distance: 35 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-31 for 2 miles southwest of Stanton

Attractions Along the Way: Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (Stanton); Fort Clark (Ft. Clark); Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center (Washburn); Cross Ranch State Park (south of Washburn); Fort Mandan Overlook (Stanton)

ND-200A

Alignment: Blanchard (ND-18) to Alton (ND-200)

Distance: 8 miles

History and Notes: Ed Wilson reports from a trip to the area in August 2000:

The Eastern "200A" (as the maps show it) is actually signed Alternate with a banner, just like the one out west. It only joins 200 proper at the East end, however. Saw no trace of a junction with ND 200 to the west, tho ND 18 looks like a likely routing. Got pics. Possible reason for the Alternate, 200 proper E of I-29 has a 55 mile speed limit because of a couple of sugar beet procesing plants and the town of Hillsboro. Of course, the Interstate is probably a better alternate, but it wasn't always there.

Attractions Along the Way: KVLY-TV tower, North America's tallest structure (Blanchard)

ND-210

Alignment: ND-13 in Wahpeton to Minnesota border (MN-210) at Breckenridge, MN

Distance: 4 miles

ND-256

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-256) near Antler to Renville (US-83/ND-5)

Distance: 16 miles

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

History and Notes: Previously unnumbered, this route was designated between 1965 and 1970.

US-281

Updated!

Alignment: Manitoba border (MB-10) at the International Peace Garden to South Dakota border (US-281) south of Ellendale

Distance: 241 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Jamestown

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with ND-3 from the International Peace Garden to Dunseith; with ND-5 from Dunseith to Rocklake; with ND-15 for 3 miles through and south of New Rockford; with US-52 from Carrington to Jamestown; with ND-11 through Ellendale

New! Spurs and Alternates: Truck Bypass US-281 in Jamestown

History and Notes: 1939 map of North Dakota shows US-281 ending at Rocklake (ND-5). 1950's map indicates US-281 extended northwest to Amourdale and Hansboro via a new route alignment, then extending to the Canadian border south of Cartwright, MB. By 1965, US-281 was rerouted west, multiplexing with ND-5 before going north at Dunseith, along a former segment of ND-3. This is the route it is on today.

New! A truck bypass for the US-52/281 alignment in Jamestown opened in October 2003. According to the NDDOT press release, "the new bypass begins at the Woodbury interchange and proceeds north for two miles, then northeast for the remaining 1.5 miles, connecting with U.S. 52/281 about half a mile north of the city. It features 3.5 miles of new roadway, with new bridges over the BNSF rail line, the Red River & Western rail line, and Pipestem Creek."

Attractions Along the Way: International Peace Garden (Kelvin); Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center (Belcourt); Fort Seward (Jamestown); Frontier Village and National Buffalo Museum (Jamestown); North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame (Jamestown)

Follow US-281 Across: South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas

Links: Dale Sanderson's END US-281 Page

ND-281

Alignment: US-281 northwest of Churchs Ferry to US-2 south of Churchs Ferry

Distance: 1 mile

History and Notes: A short spur off US-281.

Old US-281S

Alignment: US-281 at Laile south to Oberon, then east to US-281

Distance: 7 miles

History and Notes: A short segment of US-281, indicated in the 1939 Skelly Oil map of the Dakotas. It is unknown how long this was marked, or if there was a corresponding US-281N.

ND-294

Alignment: I-29 in Fargo to US-81 on north side of Fargo

Distance: 1.5 miles

Port of Entry: Hector International Airport

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 on northwest side of Fargo

Attractions Along the Way: Roger Maris Baseball Museum, Bonanzaville USA (both in Fargo)

ND-297

Alignment: I-29 in Grand Forks to Minnesota border (BUSN US-2) in East Grand Forks, MN

Distance: 2 miles

Multi-Lane Segments: I-29 to US-81

Intersecting Interstates: I-29 on west side of Grand Forks

Attractions Along the Way: North Dakota Museum of Art and Dakota Science Center (both in Grand Forks)

ND-810

Alignment: I-194 in Mandan to BUSN I-94 on east side of Bismarck

Distance: 5 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-194 in Mandan

Multi-Lane Segments: I-194 to Washington St.

History and Notes: ND-810 is unsigned. Ed Wilson reports:

I regret to inform all concerned that there is no sign of I-194. The road De Lorme shows for this is a continuation of the Bismarck Expressway, and is signed "TO" I-94. The Bismarck Expressway itself appears to be a secret state route. De Lorme shows it as ND 810. There are no route signs on it, but there are state-style mileposts. While waiting for my dinner at Hardee's, the city map they hace posted there also shows ND 810 for the Expressway as does the official state hwy map (Copyright 1995) on its Bismarck Insert. No mention of I-194 on either of those maps.

Attractions Along the Way: North Dakota Heritage Center, State Capitol, Camp Hancock, Former Governor's Mansion (all in Bismarck)

ND-1804

Lewis and Clark Trail
Lewis and Clark Trail

Alignment:
Segment 1: Montana border at Fort Union to ND-37 near Emmet
Segment 2: US-83 northwest of Wilton to ND-13 west of Linton

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 in Bismarck

Lewis and Clark Trail: Entire route

History and Notes: State routes 1804 and 1806 were named to reflect the years of Lewis and Clark's travels through the area. They run along the northeast and southwest sides of the Missouri River, respectively. A similar arrangement runs along the river in South Dakota.

Improvements to ND-1804 are planned in the Bismarck area, in phases to be completed by 2009. The first step is a 4-lane roadway, with center median for left turns, from S. 12th St. to Airway Ave (Lincoln Rd), with construction underway in spring 2003. (A 5-lane highway from the Bismarck Expressway to S. 12th St. is planned, with construction date to be announced.) The next step is to extend the 4-lane road from Airway Ave. to the University of Mary, with 2 lanes further south to Desert Rd. Constructions is planned to begin spring 2007.

Attractions Along the Way: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (Ft. Union); Lewis and Clark State Park (east of Williston); North Dakota Heritage Center (Bismarck); State Capitol (Bismarck); Camp Hancock (Bismarck)

ND-1806 Shield

Lewis and Clark Trail
Lewis and Clark Trail

Alignment:
Segment 1: Watford City (ND-23) to Lewis and Clark State Park
Segment 2: ND-23 south of Charlson to 2 miles west of Charlson
Segment 3: ND-8 south of Twin Buttes to Sakakawea State Park (ND-200)
Segment 4: Oliver/Morton County border north of Mandan to ND-24 near Cannon Ball

Intersecting Interstates: I-94 at Mandan

Lewis and Clark Trail: Entire route (except for segment near Charlson)

History and Notes: State routes 1804 and 1806 were named to reflect the years of Lewis and Clark's travels through the area. They run along the northeast and southwest sides of the Missouri River, respectively. A similar arrangement runs along the river in South Dakota.

Attractions Along the Way: Garrison Dam (Pick City); Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (south of Mandan); On-A-Slant Indian Village (south of Mandan); Fort Rice (Ft. Rice)