I-94 Exit 161 is an exciting fast growth area of Bismarck. This prime location is the first interchange in east Bismarck. Connects to Bismarck Expressway, Centennial Rd and Century Ave beltways.
This area's growth was enhanced by the newly completed 4 -lane east-west Century Ave thoroughfare project that now intersects with Centennial Road just north of Exit 161 / I-94 Interchange.
A new retail center, Sunrise Town Centre, is now open at the NE quadrant of East Century Avenue & Centennial Road, spurring the continued growth of this area. Bismarck's dominant grocer, Dan's Supermarket, Gate City Bank, BNC Bank, a 24,000 sf Williquors liquor store, Sunrise Professional Center, and Caribou Coffee / Einstein Bagels.
This general area is experiencing a tremendous amount of residential growth. Sunrise Elementary is already at capacity after building a new addition to the school.
The new legacy High School and adjacent sports complex, opened in 2015 just west of Centennial Road on 64 acres which will bring more traffic and families to this NE area of Bismarck.