Final EIS & Record of Decision

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), and Billings County, as joint lead agencies, in cooperation with the US Forest Service and US Army Corps of Engineers, have completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Little Missouri River Crossing Project, pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 United States Code 4321-4347), Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), and FHWA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR 771). A Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2019. Federal Notice of Availability (PDF).  A Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2019. Notice of Final Federal Agency Action (PDF)

The Final EIS has been prepared to evaluate the alternatives and potential impacts from the construction of a new crossing over the Little Missouri River and associated roadway improvements. 

The ROD identifies the FHWA's Selected Alternative, which is Alternative K, Option 1. 

Technical Documents Appended by Reference to the Final EIS/ROD are available upon request. Note that sensitive and/or confidential information will be redacted prior to release. Submit requests for technical documents to:

Gary Goff                                                 Kent Leben                                              Marcia Lamb

Federal Highway Administration              North Dakota Department of                    Billings County

4503 Coleman Street, Suite 205              Transportation                                          PO Box 168

Bismarck, ND 58503                                 608 East Boulevard Avenue                   Medora, ND 58645

(701) 221-9466                                         Bismarck, ND 58505                                (701) 623-4377                                     (701) 328-3482                               


The Final EIS/ROD will be available for public viewing at the following locations until August 14, 2019:

  • Billings County Courthouse, 495 4th St, Medora, ND, (701) 623-4377
  • Dickinson Area Public Library, 139 W 3rd St, Dickinson, ND, (701) 456-7700
  • Golden Valley County Courthouse, 150 1st Ave SE, Beach, ND, (701) 872-4331
  • McKenzie County Public Library, 112 2nd Ave NE, Watford City, ND, (701) 444-3785
  • NDDOT Central Office, 608 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND, (701) 328-2500
  • NDDOT Dickinson District Office, 1700 3rd Ave W, Suite 101, Dickinson, ND, (701) 227-6500
  • NDDOT Williston District Office, 605 Dakota Parkway W, Williston, ND, (701) 774-2700
  • North Dakota State Library, 604 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND, (701) 328-4622