U.S. Route 10 in North Dakota

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U.S. Highway 10

     US 10
Route information
Maintained by NDDOT
Length8.043 mi[1] (12.944 km)
Major junctions
West end I-94 / US 52 near West Fargo
Major intersections
East end US 10 / I-94 BL in Moorhead, MN
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
Highway system
  • North Dakota State Highway System
ND 9 ND 10

U.S. Highway 10 (US 10) in North Dakota runs 8.042 miles (12.942 km) from Interstate 94 (I-94)/US 52 near West Fargo east through Fargo before crossing the Red River of the North and entering Moorhead, Minnesota. US 10 serves as a primary east–west corridor through the Fargo–Moorhead (Main Avenue) and is concurrent with I-94 Business for its entire length in North Dakota.

Route description

Crossing of US 10 as seen from I-29/US 81 near West Fargo

US 10 begins as a four-lane highway with a median at a trumpet interchange with I-94/US 52 (exit 343) just west of West Fargo. Once entering West Fargo, US 10 passes to the north of Bonanzaville, USA, a history museum complex before entering the downtown area of West Fargo. Continuing east, US 10 enters Fargo at its intersection with 45th Street and then intersects I-29/US 81 (exit 65) at a partial cloverleaf interchange a mile (1.6 km) later. East of this interchange, US 10 loses its median but remains two lanes each direction after intersecting 25th Street. After this intersection, US 10 curves slightly southeast and runs along the Northern Transcon railroad tracks, heading into downtown. In downtown Fargo, US 10 passes to the south of the former Fargo station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the east end of downtown Fargo, US 10 intersects 2nd Street at a roundabout before crossing over the Red River of the North and into Moorhead, Minnesota, on the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

All of US 10 in North Dakota is part of the National Highway System,[3] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[3]


Prior to 1986, US 10 ran along I-94 into Montana. The route was decommissioned west of Fargo in 1986.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Cass County.

West Fargo0.0000.000 I-94 / US 52 – Bismarck, Fargo

I-94 BL begins
Western terminus of US 10; western end of I-94 Bus. concurrency; I-94 exit 343
Fargo5.0098.061 I-29 / US 81 – Sioux Falls, Grand ForksI-29 exit 65

US 81 Bus. south (University Drive)

To US 81 Bus. north / 9th Street
Red River of the North8.04312.944Veterans Memorial Bridge; North DakotaMinnesota line

I-94 BL east / US 10 east – Moorhead
Continuation into Minnesota
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Route and Mileage Map Insets" (PDF). North Dakota Department of Transportation. 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  2. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved July 8, 2021 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  3. ^ a b Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 20, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2012.

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