This is the first of several videos that I will be posting this week from the Bakken. This is approaching from the south and then heading down Indian Hill south of Williston, on the south side of the river.
By the way, they've begun work on the new four-lane bridge across the Missouri River a big further up the road.
If I recall correctly, this was a two-lane highway prior to the boom. During the boom, they widened the highway at many points along the way between Williston and Alexander to three lanes, with two lanes going north at some points and two lanes going south at some points. That plan was met with a fair amount of criticism suggesting that it would have been better to build a four-lane divided highway; it appears that is what is being built now.
It should also be noted that as the number of active rigs decrease in the Bakken, infrastructure continues to be put in, calling for a different skill set than trucking.