MDT seeking comment on proposal to reconstruct portion of U.S. Highway 87

The Montana Department of Transportation is seeking pubic comment on a proposal to reconstruct about nine miles of U.S. Highway 87 between Great Falls and Carter in Cascade and Choteau counties.

The project begins at reference post 11 and extends north for nine miles, ending where the highway widens to 33 feet at reference post 20.

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Proposed work includes earthwork, surfacing, drainage improvements, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, and signage. The purpose of the project is to improve the safety and efficiency of the route, according to MDT.

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The project is currently beyond the five-year funding plan and a construction date will be set when a funding package is in place. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities will be required.

MDT staff will contact all potentially affected landowners prior to performing survey work on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

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For more information, contact Great Falls District Preconstruction Engineer Steve Prinzing or District Projects Engineer Christie McOmber at 406-454-5880.

Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls office at P.O. Box 1359, Great Falls, MT 59403-1359, or online at: mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Note that your comments are for project UPN 9555000. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch, Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; TTY (800) 335-7592; fax (406) 444-7243, or e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov.