To all on the northern tier who are headed west bound, avoid US Hwy 2 in North Dakota, between Rugby and Towner. I was headed east on that hwy and the two foot shoulder was a nightmare as there was a row of pylons preventing cars and trucks from moving over for me. I was able to drop down to the gravel shoulder to let large vehicles pass, but there is about a three to four inch difference between the concrete and the gravel. The east bound side has no shoulder to escape to. They are re-doing the west bound lanes and both east and west are taking up the east bound side of the highway until further notice. It might be possible to travel west on parts of the west bound side using the remnants of the west bound shoulder but you'll be dodging heavy equipment and belly dumps. I dont know if there is more construction on that route. I went east from Granville to Rugby after spending the night at Velva, and continuing to Rollette.
May the wind at your back always smell like home.