By Havre Daily News Staff
Public meetings begin next week to introduce the environmental impact statement study under way on U.S. Highway 2 between Havre and Fort Belknap. The goal of the project is to develop a preferred alternative that improves safety and efficiency and considers economic impacts along the corridor. The 45-mile project begins at the eastern city limits of Havre and ends at State Highway 66 in Fort Belknap. Representatives from the Montana Department of Transportation and David Evans and Associates, the firm conducting the study, will be at the meetings to hear concerns and comments and to answer questions.
A brief presentation about the project will be held at 6 p.m. at each meeting, which will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The first meeting will be next Monday at the Student Union Building ballroom at Montana State University-Northern. The other meetings will be Oct. 1 at the Chinook Motor Inn, Oct. 2 at Harlem City Hall, and Oct. 3 at the Multi-Purpose Building at Fort Belknap College.