Woodland Park bridge

The bridge in Hillsboro’s Woodland Park, shown underwater during localized flooding in spring 2018, was added to a list of bridges under consideration for state repairs.

Five Traill County bridges in need of repairs have been added to a long list of bridge projects being studied for funding by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

KLJ Engineering’s Matt Lange told county commissioners Tuesday that state transportation officials had identified a list of bridges in poor shape following the release of a 2021-23 budget plan by Gov. Doug Burgum earlier this month.

In his budget address, Burgum discussed tapping into a portion of the state’s Legacy Fund earnings to help pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in highway and bridge improvements.

An NDDOT official informed Traill County in a Dec. 10 email that $237 million was targeted for bonded projects, a portion of which could be used for county bridges.

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