US-275 expressway

Gov. Pete Ricketts joined those in sharing the news that the long-awaited construction is beginning on the US-275 expressway between West Point and Scribner. At left is West Point Mayor, Bruce Schlecht, and at right is John Selmer, NDOT Director. Others taking part in the announcement were Tim Gerhardt, President of Koss Construction, and Matt Tondl, Senior Vice President HDR. Work is underway, but paving won’t happen this year.

No one in attendance at last Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the US-275 West Point to Scribner expressway was disappointed that no shovels were used.

They were just happy that construction, finally, is about to begin. After all, expanding right at 18.5 miles of U.S. Highway 275 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided expressway has been in the works since it was first announced 33 years ago.

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