The Highway 2 Association has been working towards the construction of a 4-lane highway on Highway 2 since the turn of the decade. Sometime in the early 1960’s people like Norm Gorder, Dwayne Kretchmer, and other former Havre business people worked hard throughout the years to get High-way 2 widened and could never get our legislature to help with any of the funding that a major reconstruction would require. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) presently has on the table a proposal to reconstruct approximately 10 miles of Highway 2 to an expanded 2 lane with passing lanes beginning at the edge of Havre. The MDT is holding a meeting on their proposal on Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 pm in the Hill County Electric Hospitality Room to update the public on the status of this important project.
Bob Sivertson, President of the Highway 2 Association , has been inviting people to the meeting to support his efforts to get the MDT to “revisit” the findings of the EIS study which only warranted construction of a Super-2 instead of a 4-lane. Apparently Sivertson and his group which includes his travel buddies, Councilman Bob Kaul and Jimmy Tripleanus, are going to “throw a wrench in the gears” and are taking a “4-lanes or nothing stance" on this project.
Does that make sense to our readers? One would think that after being left 50 years in this highway wilderness a person wouldn’t want to jeopardize the 10-mile bone we have just been thrown. Be sure to attend this meeting if you have an opinion on Highway2
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