Grand Forks, North Dakota Speed Traps
East bound motorists going over the DeMers bridge. There is often a cop sitting at the bottom of the bridge in a graveled area next to the railroad tracks. It is tempting to give your car a little gas to get over the bridge, then just coast down, however the speed limit is 30 so care must be taken. I have mainly noticed the cop being there during mid-morning and late afternoon times.
The speed changes from 65 to 45 at Mill Rd. when Eastbound and from 45 to 65 Westbound. Enforcement is usually in the fall when agricultural trucks being driven by drivers unfamiliar with the speed limits can be cited to add to the city’s or county’s coffers. Additionally, enforcement vehicles monitor speed during the "wee hours" for possible DUI Citations. Enforcement is moderate, increasing when grain and AG products are being transported.
After passing I29 heading W on Gateway, the limit is 40mph even when you get pass the Simson truck stop to the North. This area is a four lane with median and eventually turns into four lane Highway 2. Police like to park in the median and get people in the 40mph zone.
When you get onto HWY 2, the limit goes from 40 to a ridiculous 55mph until west of the airport, several miles away. After the airport headed west, the speed limit increases to 75. HWY 2 looks like an interstate, and most people do 65-70. Often there are troopers parked in the median, or in a field to the south of the highway.
Traffic headed to/from the airport or airbase beware!
As you are heading south on South Washington, late night around 11PM – 3AM several cop cars will park in business’s parking lots along South Washington from Demers Avenue all the way to 32nd Ave.
It has a 25 mile an hour speed limit but it is fairly wide open and somewhat undeveloped for the first two blocks or so going east on 17th Ave South from 42nd St South. Both my wife and I got lulled into feeling you could go faster and sure enough we both have gotten tickets. There is good reason to slow down as you go east because after a few blocks it quickly turns into an obvious residential area with a grade school on the SE corner of 17th Ave So and 34th St South. I travel this route a lot and it seems that I routinely see people being ticketed so slow down and watch out!