Home / News / Local Energy News / Campaign to widen US Highway 52 to 4 lanes gaining support
u.s. highway 52 in north dakota might expand to four lanes
Image: Tim Evanson via Flickr

Campaign to widen US Highway 52 to 4 lanes gaining support

MINOT, N.D. — The Ward County Commission is endorsing a campaign to organize support for four-laning U.S. Highway 52 from Portal to Minot.

The Minot Daily News reports that the commission also wants the four-laning proposal expanded to include the stretch of two-lane highway between Minot and Velva.

The Kenmare Community Development Corp. is organizing the campaign and asking other communities along the route to lend their support.

The development corporation says traffic counts on the highway have almost tripled since 2004. Making the route four lanes was proposed in the 2015 Legislature but didn’t go anywhere.

The cost of four-laning is estimated at $7.5 million per mile.

In related news, Will Highway 85 see more improvements, another expansion?

Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.