Stanley Consultants Selected to Design U.S. Highway 83 Intersections

Stanley Consultants has been selected by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to provide engineering services for realignment of two intersections on U.S Highway 83 north of Maxmass in Bottineau County.  The existing geometry at the intersections at 93rd Street NW and 20th Avenue NW, and 20th Avenue NW and 97th Street NW create safety concerns due to limited visibility.  Stanley Consultants has been selected to redesign the roadways and intersections to widen the road shoulders and improve safety.  Design of the project is expected to be completed by December 2014 with construction taking place during the 2015 construction season.

Stanley Consultants recently completed Phase 1 of the project, a NEPA study of the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of the project, which was required before the project can proceed to the design stage.

“We’re very pleased in the confidence that the NDDOT has shown in Stanley Consultants by selecting us to provide design services for this project,” said Bismarck Office Operations Manager Vance Hanson.  “Though our Bismarck office is relatively new, Stanley Consultants has been providing engineering services to clients in North Dakota since the ‘60s, ranging from major flood protection projects and municipal wastewater treatment projects to Department of Defense airbase projects, energy projects, and comprehensive plans for multiple counties.  We’re excited to add transportation services to that list.” 

Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm.  With a focus on transportation, energy and water resources, the Bismarck Office provides planning, engineering, structural and civil design, environmental/NEPA services, and construction management services for state, local and private clients.  The Bismarck office, located at 600 South Second Street, Suite 120, provides clients with a local presence, as well as access to the nationally recognized engineering firm’s full spectrum of services. 

The office is managed by Hanson, a North Dakota licensed professional engineer with nearly 30 years of transportation engineering experience.    He is joined by Construction Services Manager Bill Sloan, a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of experience, and a staff of designers, construction managers and surveyors. 

Since locating in Bismarck, the firm has provided transportation services on several local projects including construction engineering on the Killdeer Roundabout, construction engineering on the Dickenson Bypass, construction administration on the microsurfacing of 20 miles of ND-1806 from Zap County Road to Junction ND-8, and construction engineering for the widening and resurfacing of State Route 85 from Watford City to the Little Mississippi River. 

The firm recently completed design of a 250-mile-long 345-kV transmission line from Center to Grand Forks, North Dakota and is currently providing construction management services for the project, which is expected to be completed in July.

In 2013, Stanley Consultants celebrated its 100th anniversary, making it a rarity in the consulting engineering world.  One of the top engineering firms in the country, it is ranked 75th in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual rankings of design firms in the nation.


 About Stanley Consultants: Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm that provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide. Recognized for its commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference, Stanley Consultants brings global knowledge, experience and capabilities to serve clients in the energy, water, transportation and Federal markets.   Since 1913, Stanley Consultants has successfully completed more than 25,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 103 countries.  For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit