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The cleanup of Highway 85 from Bowman to Williston generated 1,800 bags of litter filled by hundreds of volunteers and taken to area landfills.
The cleanup was delayed by spring rain, but when the skies cleared last week, volunteers went out in force, said project coordinator Cal Klewin, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association. The association is rebranding the Highway 85 corridor in the Great Plains.
The State Department of Transportation district workers picked up the filled bags and kept track of the number filled within each highway district area. The totals along the 169-mile stretch of highway were Belfield, 420; Williston, 340; Watford City, 920; and Bowman, 120.