Stanley Consultants Selected for North Dakota DOT Signage Project

June 30, 2014

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) maintains more lane-miles of roads per maintenance employee than any other state in the country.  Along these roads, nearly 2,200 regulatory and warning signs direct and alert motorists on state highways throughout the NDDOT’s Bismarck District in south central North Dakota. 

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has selected Stanley Consultants to visually assess the condition of all regulatory and warning signs through the Bismarck District that are older than ten years to determine if replacement is necessary.  Each sign will be inspected for compliance with highway sign standards and specifications.  The firm will also prepare a Phase I environmental study to determines the impact of sign replacement, and provide design services for any signs that require replacement.   Field data will be gathered using tablets and mobile technology, and GPS mapping will be used to identify sign location. 

The company has significant experience with signage assessment and design, having completed several signage projects for the Utah Department of Transportation and the City of Elgin, Illinois.

Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm.  The Bismarck Office, located at 600 South Second Street, opened in May 2012.   The office is managed by Vance 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. 

With a focus on transportation, energy and water resources, the office provides planning, engineering, structural and civil design, environmental/NEPA services, and construction management services for state, local and private clients, as well as access to the nationally recognized engineering firm’s full spectrum of services. 

Since locating in Bismarck, the firm has provided transportation services on several local projects and is currently redesigning intersections on U.S. Highway 83. 


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