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Hwy. 281 Construction close to complete


October 24, 2022

Heading northbound into Sheyenne on Hwy. 281 Tuesday, Oct. 18, it was evident which side of the highway had the final lift of asphalt laid.

Construction on Highway 281 is wrapping up.

As of press time, construction crews were laying the final lift of pavement on the northbound lane just outside of Sheyenne.

According to Ethan Kitsch, Project Engineer team lead for the project, once that's done, it won't be long before drivers can return to the highway unobstructed by pilot cars and a 45-mph speed limit.

"We should be completed [wit...

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