U.S. Highway 52 marker
U.S. Highway 52
US 52 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDDOT
Length362.031 mi[1] (582.632 km)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 39 at the Canadian border in Portal
Major intersections
East end I-94 / US 52 at the Minnesota state line in Fargo
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountiesBurke, Renville, Ward, McHenry, Pierce, Sheridan, Wells, Foster, Stutsman, Barnes, Cass
Highway system
  • North Dakota State Highway System
ND 50 ND 53

U.S. Highway 52 (US 52) is a 362-mile-long (583 km) United States Numbered Highway in the U.S. state of North Dakota, which travels from the Canada–United States border east to the Red River at Fargo. The highway connects the cities of Minot and Fargo and travels concurrent with Interstate 94 (I-94) between Jamestown and the Minnesota state line.

Route description

In North Dakota, US 52 continues from Saskatchewan Highway 39 from the Canada–United States border at North Portal, Saskatchewan and Portal, North Dakota to the Red River in Fargo, a distance of 361 miles (581 km). US 52 passes through Burke, Ward, Renville, McHenry, Pierce, Sheridan, Wells, Foster, Stutsman, Barnes, and Cass counties.

US 52 is a two-lane highway in most areas, except for four lane segments between the Burlington area and Minot, Jamestown and Buchanan, and Jamestown and Fargo. Some segments in Fargo are six lanes.

From a point halfway between Foxholm and Burlington, and the southeast edge of Minot, US 52 is co-signed with US 2. As US 2/US 52 passes through the south part of Minot, it intersects with the US 83 Bypass, and then US 83 itself. Further south, US 52 is also co-signed with US 281 for 44 miles (71 km) between Carrington and Jamestown. The route through Jamestown follows 5th St. NW, 1st Ave., and I-94 Business Loop (the signs previously followed the eastern half, but now follow the shorter western half). From Jamestown east to the Minnesota border at Fargo, the highway is co-signed with Interstate 94.


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Major intersections

United States–Canada border0.0000.000 Hwy 39 north – EstevanContinuation into Saskatchewan, Canada
Portal–North Portal Border Crossing
Burke7.41611.935 ND 5 west – CrosbyWest end of ND 5 concurrency
20.36132.768 ND 8 north – NorthgateWest end of ND 8 concurrency
Bowbells27.13843.674 ND 8 south – Bowbells, StanleyEast end of ND 8 concurrency
Ward36.84759.299 ND 5 east – MohallEast end of ND 5 concurrency
53.83186.633 ND 50 west – Coulee, Powers Lake
No major junctions
WardCarpio67.910109.291 ND 28 – Berthold
82.696133.086 US 2 west – WillistonWest end of US 2 concurrency
US 83 Byp. north – Air Base

US 2 Bus. east / US 52 Bus. east (W Burdick Expressway)
94.665152.349 US 83 (S Broadway Street) – Air Base, Bismarck
97.052156.190 US 2 east – Devils Lake

US 52 Bus. west (Valley Street)
East end of US 2 concurrency
McHenryVelva116.858188.065 ND 41 – Turtle Lake
120.210193.459 ND 97 west
137.723221.644 ND 53 south – Kief, Butte
141.411227.579 ND 14 north – TownerWest end of ND 14 concurrency
Anamoose151.884244.434 ND 14 south – DenhoffEast end of ND 14 concurrency
No major junctions
No major junctions
WellsHarvey167.181269.052 ND 91 east (7th Street W) – Harvey, Rugby
US 52 Bus. east (10th Street W)
167.952270.293 ND 3 north – Harvey, RugbyWest end of ND 3 concurrency
US 52 Bus. west / ND 3 south – Hurdsfield
East end of ND 3 concurrency
Fessenden185.548298.611 ND 15 east – New Rockford
198.717319.804 ND 200 west – McCluskyWest end of ND 200 concurrency
208.720335.902 ND 30 north – CathayMile marker 207 - 208 is vulnerable to flooding by pipestem river. Which happen in spring of 2009, and Fall of 2019.
FosterCarrington222.719358.431 US 281 north / ND 200 east – New Rockford, CooperstownEast end of ND 200 concurrency; west end of US 281 concurrency
county line
232.410374.028 ND 9 east – Kensal
StutsmanPingree244.865394.072 ND 36 west – Woodworth
US 52 Truck (By-pass) east /

US 281 Truck (By-pass) south
Jamestown Truck Bypass to I-94
Jamestown265.635427.498 ND 20 north (4th Street NE)
I-94 / US 52 Truck (By-pass) west /

US 281 Truck (By-pass) north – Bismarck
US 281 south – Edgeley, Ellendale
Exit 258 on I-94; east end of US 281 concurrency; west end of I-94 concurrency
See I-94
Red River of the North362.031582.632North DakotaMinnesota line
I-94 east (US 52 east) – MinneapolisContinuation into Minnesota
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b "Route and Mileage Map Insets" (PDF). North Dakota Department of Transportation. 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018.

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