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Transportation Department reviews ND highway

ALEXANDER, N.D. — The North Dakota Transportation Department is assessing safety at a highway intersection following a string of accidents near Alexander.

The Bismarck Tribune reports McKenzie County emergency manager Karolin Rockvoy requested the review after a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 85 on Tuesday. It was the 20th highway death in the county this year and followed a nearby crash Monday and a fatal accident on Dec. 6. At least two of the three crashes were caused by a failure to yield.

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DOT deputy director Mark Nelson says inspectors will determine whether there are visual traps or obstructions near the intersection of highways 85 and 68. He says the review will likely take two months.

Alexander’s fire chief says he thinks there are at least 10 locations on the four-lane highway that need lighting.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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