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Hamilton - Slide Repair Slated For Skalkaho Highway





June 26, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

Lori Ryan, Public Information Officer, (406) 444-6821, email: 
lryan@mt.gov

 MDT proposes a slide repair project for the Skalkaho Highway 
Ravalli County

Hamilton - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is seeking
comments on a proposal to repair a slide on MT 38 (Skalkaho Highway)
in Ravalli County.  The 0.7-mile long project is about 18.6 miles
northeast of the junction with Highway 93 near Hamilton (reference
post 18.6), and is about 2.7 miles southwest of Skalkaho Falls.  The
project is entirely within the Bitterroot National Forest.

The purpose of the project is to repair the slide so that the road
can be re-opened to allow two lanes of travel on a roadbed less
susceptible to future slide damage.  The work will include grading,
underdrains, new cross drains, and gravel surfacing.  The project
will require a temporary special-use permit from the Bitterroot
National Forest.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in July 2014,
depending on availability of funding and completion of design.	

For more information, please contact Missoula District Administrator
Ed Toavs at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design Engineer William M.
Squires at (406) 444 6228.  For the hearing impaired, the TTY number
is (406) 444 7696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call the Montana Relay at
711.  People may submit written comments to the Montana Department of
Transportation Missoula office at PO Box 7039, Missoula MT 
59807-7039, or online at 

			 www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml 

noting comments are for project CN 8188005.  Alternative accessible
formats of this information will be provided upon request.
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Project name:  Skalkaho Highway - Slide Repair
Project ID:  STPX 81024(12)
Control Number:  8188005
Ravalli County