$2.5 Billion, that's how much Governor Jack Dalrymple is proposing for a statewide Infrastructure plan.
North Dakota roads are a heavy part of transportation in the state, but the recent oil activity is taking a heavy toll on them.
"We will not ask the Central parts of the states and the eastern part of the state to sacrifice anything because of the large new investments in western North Dakota," Governor Jack Dalrymple said.
Governor Jack Dalrymple proposes his plan to help roads in the state, including $1 Billion in road and highway investments along with 1$45 million for county and township roads that have been impacted by heavy wear and tear.
"The beauty of this program is that the dollars go directly to the roads that are rated in the worst condition, regardless of what county they happen to be in," Dalrymple said.
Those people living in the state and driving on the roads, are in favor of this plan.
"I think it's a great idea to be honest, cause they're doing more construction, there's a lot more people coming up here to live and work so they need that expansion," Theresa Medima said.
"We need good roads out there, more so for trucks and stuff, more roads in the east now, they need help, and I think it's a good investment," Leonard Christensen said.
An investment that could create a smooth road ahead, for all those moving to North Dakota
Senator Ryan Taylor says that action needs to be taken not just in an election year, but every year.
He says his dedication to leading on these issues will be there year in and year out.