The Ward County Commission receive and file the Ward County SE/SW Connector Study at their August 16th 2022 Commission Meeting.. The Commission also past a motion to seeking grants to cover Phase 1 intersection improvements from Highway 52 to Highway 14 and possibly a look at the Trestle bridge for safety and improvements. The goal would be to work with the ND DOT to secure funding to improve the intersection of County Road 17 and US 2 & 52., the intersection of County Road 12 & 17, the intersection of County Road 14 & 17 and the corridor under the Trestle bridge..
Due to ongoing growth in the City of Minot in Ward County, North Dakota, transportation demands have greatly increased. To meet these demands and improve traffic safety, Ward County is envisioning a southwest and southeast connector corridor. These improvements would alleviate some of the worst congestion on the existing roadways, including US 83/Broadway, US 52, and US 2. In addition, these improvements would establish new routes where none exist, improving mobility for cars and trucks.