Hoeven: New Watford City Post Office Open for Business

Senator Hosted Postmaster General and USPS VP to Secure Improved Services for Western ND, Helped Facilitate Site Selection

WATFORD CITY – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) new, expanded Watford City Post Office located at 1204 4th Avenue NE is now open for business. 

“We’ve been working to make this new post office a reality,” said Hoeven. “Watford City’s expanded postal facility will help to meet the needs of the community and provide better service for residents and businesses now and into the future.”

The 9,000-square-foot building provides much-needed parking space for customers and capacity for 10 postal carrier routes. The new post office houses nearly 3,000 post office boxes, 16 sections of parcel lockers and two service windows. 

Hoeven announced selection of the new location last summer and has been working with the USPS on an ongoing basis to improve services in western North Dakota to ensure the agency can meet the needs of the region. The senator announced USPS’ plans to expand the Watford City office in August 2015 after bringing the Postmaster General and the USPS Vice President of Western Area Operations to North Dakota to see firsthand the need for additional resources in the state’s rapidly growing communities. Hoeven’s office then facilitated a visit with USPS officials in Watford City to help identify potential sites for the post office. 

Hoeven has also worked with the USPS to help increase the number of postal employees in the Bakken region. The senator announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the USPS and the Rural Letter Carriers Association in 2014 to grant pay increases and bonuses to recruit and retain rural carriers in Williston, Minot, Dickinson, Watford City and most of the communities in western North Dakota.