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Highway 52 Committee

On behalf of the Highway 52 committee, we would like to commend the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) for listening to our concerns about the Highway 52 Corridor and then taking action to improve the safety and capacity on this stretch of roadway.

We know that in this era of budget cuts and a tight economy there are many transportation infrastructure needs across North Dakota. We are truly thankful to the NDDOT for taking time to meet with our committee as well as our local and Canadian transportation officials about ways to enhance this corridor for the safety of the traveling public.

Over the years, NDDOT has worked to improve the US 52 corridor by implementing enhanced safety features such as wider shoulders and rumble strips/stripes to accommodate regional traffic.

Additional work on US 52 highway begins with project planning and design this summer as survey crews will be working in the area from the Canadian border to Brooks Junction near US Highway 2. Initial project design includes the construction of approximately 18 passing lanes, each two miles long. These additions to US 52 will help improve overall traffic flow and safety on this 81-mile section of roadway.

We truly appreciate area residents’ patience and cooperation as survey crews work this year on the design phase and as the US 52 project works through various phases toward construction in the future.

We know that safety is of the utmost importance to the NDDOT and are excited about the decision to invest in this regional traffic hub so that US Highway 52 continues to serve our global economy and traffic needs now and into the future.