Bismarck Expressway

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Bismarck Expressway
Route information
Maintained by NDDOT
Length: 8.5 mi[1] (13.7 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-94 in Mandan
East end: I-94 / US 83 in Bismarck
Counties: Morton, Burleigh
Highway system
  • North Dakota State Highways
ND 97 ND 200

The Bismarck Expressway is a state highway in Mandan and Bismarck, North Dakota, in the United States. It carries two unsigned highways: Interstate 194 (I-194) from its west end at exit 156 of I-94 to BL I-94 in Mandan[citation needed], and North Dakota Highway 810 (ND 810) from BL I-94 in Mandan, around the south side of Bismarck back to BL I-94 in Bismarck. BL I-94 takes the designation from the end of ND 810 to the designation's eastern terminus at I-94 and US 83. The portion in Mandan, even where it is ND 810, is a freeway; once it crosses the Missouri River into Bismarck, it becomes a four-lane surface road.

Route description[edit]

Eastbound I-94 exit 156 to Bismarck Expressway

The Bismarck Expressway starts at a trumpet interchange with I-94's exit 156 and begins to run southeast through the eastern portion of the city of Mandan. The road parallels the Missouri River as it passes under a railroad operated by BNSF. Farther south, the highway interchanges with BL I-94 (Memorial Highway), where the I-194 designation ends. ND 810 shares a diamond interchange with McKenzie Drive, then curves to the east and crosses the Missouri River. Upon doing so, it leaves Mandan and Morton County, and enters Bismarck and Burleigh County.[2]

The roadway becomes a four-lane surface road east of the Missouri River, beginning at the road's first intersection east of the river, with Washington Street. The Bismarck Expressway and ND 810 continue east and intersect ND 1804 at a one way pair with 9th Street and 7th Street. The roadway then rolls farther to the east before bending to the northeast and passing over the BNSF line and Hay Creek. It then turns north and intersects Main Avenue. At this intersection, ND 810 terminates, while BL I-94 joins from the east and continues north. BL I-94 and the Bismarck Expressway terminate about two miles (3.2 km) north of here at a diamond interchange with I-94 and US 83.[3]

Exit list[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Morton Mandan 0.0 0.0 I-94 – Mandan, Bismarck Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
1.1 1.8 I-94 Bus. (Main Avenue, Memorial Highway) – Bismarck, Mandan East end of I-194; west end of ND 810
1.6 2.6 McKenzie Drive – Mandan
Missouri River Expressway Bridge
Burleigh Bismarck 3.3 5.3 Washington Street At-grade intersection
East end of freeway
3.9 6.3 ND 1804 (7th Street) A one-way street only going southbound between Boulevard Avenue and Bismarck Expressway
4.2 6.8 ND 1804 (9th Street North, University Drive South) 9th Street is a one-way street only going northbound between Bismarck Expressway and Boulevard Avenue
6.8 10.9 I-94 Bus. west (Main Avenue) East end of ND 810; south end of BL I-94 concurrency
8.5 13.7 I-94 / US 83 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition


  1. ^ Google (October 27, 2013). "Bismarck Expressway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Google (October 27, 2013). "West of Missouri River" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Google (October 27, 2013). "East of Missouri River" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 

Note: If you go to Bismarck, ND in Google Maps, and zoom in on the expressway, it will show the I-194 and SR 810 designations. However, the I-194 designation continues past BS I-94 and stops at the end of the freeway portion of the Bismarck Expy. This is one of three unsigned highways being signed in Google Maps; The other two are Interstate 305 in California and Interstate 495 in Maine. But for Interstate 305, the only way to see it is to zoom in on BS I-80 between Exit 6B and its western terminus.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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