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