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Published December 28 2012

Williston amends bypass to avoid Indian artifacts

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston officials say plans to build a permanent truck bypass around the city have been amended to avoid American Indian artifacts.

The City Commission voted Wednesday to approve the new route. An earlier route preferred by the city was scrapped after burial sites and artifacts were discovered in the area.

Crews earlier this year completed a temporary bypass in the area to help route heavy oil field truck traffic around Williston and ease congestion in city limits. It is designed to last less than three years.