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Published February 04, 2013, 05:26 PM

Roads bill is signed for North Dakota

North Dakota (WDAY TV) -- Governor Jack Dalrymple signs into law a bill that will improve highways and roads across the state.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

North Dakota (WDAY TV) -- Governor Jack Dalrymple signs into law a bill that will improve highways and roads across the state.

The bill makes 720-million dollars immediately available for improvements to state highways and roads. This includes improvements along highway 85 between Watford City and Williston.

This spring construction will start to turn portions of highway 85 into a 4-lane highway.

Grant Levi with the North Dakota DOT says, "We have seen in the last two years a 50 percent increase in traffic in western North Dakota, if you look at it in a statewide basis, we're seeing a 20 percent increase in traffic, much of that traffic is truck traffic."

Governor Jack Dalrymple says the Bill will give the state the ability to work on approximately 14-hundred miles of highway across the state during the upcoming biennium.

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