Today and yesterday I spent the day in Williston and Watford City. I am working on some projects in the area including housing and commercial developments. Williston and Watford City are in the heart of the Bakken. The majority of the drilling is near Williston and Watford. Watford City is about 45 miles south and west of Williston. Hwy 85 is the main highway and is loaded with truck and vehicle traffic. This year the road will be made a 4-lane section which will help make a safer drive. Especially in the icy conditions of the winter.
This is a panorama of one of the busiest intersections in North Dakota for truck traffic, Hwy 2 and Hwy 85 which goes south to Watford City. Non-stop traffic occupies the highway between these two oil towns.
Williston is adding some nice housing and appealing neighborhoods. These houses just went up. The need for housing is still strong. All kinds are needed from temporary work-force housing, apartments, and single family homes.
Watford City is also showing lots of growth. Apartments, hotels, work-force housing, and single family homes.
Sights like this are common on the road between Williston and Watford City.
One of the many truck stops. These are an oasis during the long stretches of road.
Downtown Watford City is active. New shops and growing.
Wait, who is this watching over Hwy 85?
And who is this outside of Watford?
The Bakken is still booming. I expect a big construction season for infrastructure (roads, sewers, watermain, utilities, etc.), housing, commercial, offices, and industrial.
Come out to the Bakken, and be a piece of history. We want you!
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