Hoeven: USPS to Relocate, Expand Watford City Post Office

Senator Continues Work to Meet Postal Needs of Growing North Dakota Communities

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will relocate and expand the Watford City Post Office to better meet the needs of the growing community. The new facility, which will be more than 7,000 square feet, will be located within city limits and will include three retail windows and 2,965 Post Office Boxes. Hoeven has been working with postal officials on an ongoing basis to improve service to the rapidly growing western part of the state.

“This is welcome news for Watford City,” said Hoeven. “Expanding the post office and increasing postal resources in this community will help USPS to better meet the needs of this growing region.”

To improve postal services in western North Dakota, Hoeven has brought the Postmaster General and USPS vice president of area operations Drew Aliperto to the state to see firsthand the need for additional resources in the state’s rapidly growing communities, including Watford City. Hoeven’s office also facilitated a visit with USPS officials in Watford City to help identify potential sites for the post office.

Hoeven has worked with the USPS to help increase the number of postal employees in the Bakken region and 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.

USPS has not yet established a timeline for the relocation or determined a specific site for the expanded post office. Services at the current facility will remain the same until the new post office opens.