Interstate 29 in North Dakota

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This article is about the section of Interstate 29 in North Dakota. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 29.

Interstate 29 marker

Interstate 29
Route information
Maintained by NDDOT
Length: 217.54 mi[citation needed] (350.10 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑29 at South Dakota state line
  I‑94 in Fargo
North end: PTH 75 at Canadian border near Pembina
Highway system

North Dakota Highways

ND 28 ND 30

Interstate 29 (I-29) in the U.S. state of North Dakota runs from the state's southern border with South Dakota near Hankinson to the Canadian border just north of Pembina. The highway shares two concurrencies with U.S. Route 81 (US 81). The first begins in Watertown, South Dakota and remains concurrent with I-29 across the state line to Manvel. The other is from exit 203 to the Canadian border. The highway runs somewhat parallel to the Minnesota border to the east and passes through two major cities, Fargo and Grand Forks.

Route description[edit]

South Dakota to Fargo[edit]

Interstate 29 enters North Dakota from South Dakota to the south, travelling in a north-northeasterly direction. The first exit in the state, exit 1, is to a county road built along the state line. This exit serves the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel. Rural exits are somewhat common in North Dakota. There are exits with no major communities near them about every eight miles from the South Dakota border to Fargo. There is also one exit serving ND 11 to Hankinson and one exit serving ND 13 to Wahpeton, North Dakota.

Fargo[edit]

I-29 has eight exits in Fargo, including interchanges with I-94 and US 10. There is also an exit that serves Hector International Airport. Farther north, there is an exit that indirectly serves Fargo via a north/south county road that mainly serves Harwood.

Fargo to Grand Forks[edit]

North of Fargo, there are exits roughly every six miles until the route enters Hillsboro. Interstate 29 has one exit south of the city serving its municipal airport and one exit serving the city itself. About six miles north of Hillsboro, the highway shares an interchange with ND 200, a major thoroughfare across central North Dakota. There are three more exits between Hillsboro and Grand Forks, including one serving Thompson, the southernmost suburb of Grand Forks.

Grand Forks[edit]

The highway has just four exits serving Grand Forks. One of them serves US 2, which leads to Grand Forks International Airport.

Grand Forks to Canada[edit]

Ten miles north of the city, I-29's first concurrency with US 81 ends in Manvel. The highway's next exit is ten miles north of Manvel at an interchange with ND 54, which indirectly serves Oslo, Minnesota about three miles east of the interstate. There are a couple more minor exits between the Oslo exit and Drayton. The highway has two exits in Drayton, one with ND 44 and one with ND 66. After several more exits in the open country serving minor county highways, Interstate 29 begins another concurrency with US 81 at an exit with ND 5. After one more exit serving a county road, the highways enter Pembina. In Pembina, Interstate 29 has its final exit in the United States at an interchange with ND 59 and ND 171. Three miles north of Pembina, Interstate 29 and U.S. Route 81 enter Manitoba, Canada and becomes Manitoba Highway 75. Highway 75 extends Interstate 29 north to Winnipeg.

History[edit]

Interstate 29 between Fargo, North Dakota and the Canadian border was originally meant to be signed as Interstate 31. There was no highway originally planned between Fargo and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Plans for Interstate 29 were extended from Sioux Falls to Fargo in October of 1957 and the entire highway from Kansas City, Missouri to the Canadian border was signed as Interstate 29. The final stages of I-29 in North Dakota were completed in 1977.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit[1] Destinations Notes
Richland Greendale Township 0.000 0.000 I‑29 south Continuation into South Dakota
0.013 0.021 1 CR 1E
2.074 3.338 2 CR 22
Waldo Township 8.073 12.992 8 ND 11 – Hankinson, Fairmount
Brandenburg Township 15.079 24.267 15 CR 16 – Great Bend, Mantador
Mooreton Township 22.583 36.344 23 ND 13 – Wahpeton, Mooreton Signed as exits 23A (east) and 23B (west) southbound
Ibsen Township 26.030 41.891 26 Dwight
Abercrombie Township 31.038 49.951 31 CR 8 – Galchutt
Colfax Township 37.047 59.621 37 CR 4 – Colfax, Abercrombie
ColfaxWalcott
township line
42.117 67.781 42 CR 2 – Walcott
Walcott Township 44.126 71.014 44 Christine
RichlandCass
county line
WalcottPleasant
township line
48.182 77.541 48 ND 46 – Kindred
Cass Pleasant Township 50.186 80.767 50 CR 18 – Hickson, Oxbow
PleasantStanley
township line
54.167 87.173 54 CR 16 – Oxbow, Davenport
Stanley Township 56.429 90.814 56 Wild Rice, Horace
Fargo 60.252 96.966 60 52nd Avenue South
62.249 100.180 62 32nd Avenue South
63.267 101.818 63 I‑94 – Fargo, Bismarck, Minneapolis Signed as exits 63A (east) and 63B (west)
64.252 103.404 64 38th Street Southwest, 13th Avenue South
65.252 105.013 65 US 10 (Main Avenue) – Downtown Fargo, West Fargo
66.255 106.627 66 12th Avenue North
67.258 108.241 67
US 81 Bus. south (19th Avenue North) – Hector International Airport
69.374 111.647 69 CR 20
Harwood 72.778 117.125 73 Harwood
Argusville 78.542 126.401 79 Argusville
Gardner 85.826 138.124 86 Gardner
CassTraill
county line
Grandin 92.142 148.288 92 Grandin
Traill Hillsboro Township 100.391 161.564 100
ND 200 east / ND 200A west – Halstad, Blanchard
South end of ND 200 concurrency
Hillsboro 104 CR 11 – Hillsboro
EldoradoErvin
township line
110.795 178.307 111 ND 200 west – Mayville, Cummings North end of ND 200 concurrency
Stavanger Township 117.987 189.882 118 Buxton
TraillGrand Forks
county line
StavangerAmericus
township line
123.001 197.951 123 Reynolds
Grand Forks Walle Township 130.043 209.284 130 ND 15 to CR 81 – Thompson
Grand Forks 138.146 222.324 138
US 81 Bus. north (32nd Avenue South)
140.195 225.622 140 ND 297 east (DeMers Avenue) – Grand Forks City Center
141.196 227.233 141 US 2 (Gateway Drive) – Grand Forks City Center, Grand Forks Int'l Airport, Grand Forks AFB
144.711 232.890 145
US 81 Bus. south (North Washington Street)
Manvel 152.211 244.960 152 US 81 north – Manvel, Gilby North end of US 81 concurrency
Turtle River Township 156.680 252.152 157 (no name)
Walsh Walshville Township 160.927 258.987 161 ND 54 / CR 19 – Oslo, Ardoch
163.699 263.448 164 (no name)
Pulaski Township 167.722 269.922 168 Warsaw, Minto
171.723 276.361 172 (no name)
Acton Township 175.792 282.910 176 ND 17 – Grafton
St. Andrews Township 179.876 289.482 180 CR 9
184.038 296.180 184 Drayton
Pembina Drayton 186.881 300.756 187 ND 66 – Drayton
DraytonLincoln
township line
190.955 307.312 191 CR 11 – St. Thomas
Lincoln Township 192.960 310.539 193 (no name)
196.014 315.454 196 CR 3
Joliette Township 200.243 322.260 200 (no name)
203.413 327.361 203 US 81 south / ND 5 – Hamilton, Cavalier South end of US 81 concurrency
208.473 335.505 208 CR 1 – Bathgate
Pembina Township 212.717 342.335 212 (no name)
Pembina 215.237 346.390 215 ND 59 / CR 55 – Neche, Pembina
Pembina Township 217.54 350.10 Canadian border
Route continues in Manitoba as PTH 29 to PTH 75
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing


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