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Report doesn't support four lanes for local section of U.S. 2


A report on the economic impacts of widening U.S. Highway 2 between Havre and Fort Belknap said the area relies heavily on the highway for its transportation needs, but that widening it to four lanes would not have much more impact than an improved two-lane highway.

"We conclude that major capacity improvements, such as additional through lanes, to the U.S. 2 segment on their own are unlikely to generate significant regional economic development benefits," the report said.

Blaine County Commissioner Don Swenson, a member of the citizens advisory committee for the environmental impact statem...

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