Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Chester - Reconstruction Project Slated For Whitlash Road

July 2, 2014


Lori Ryan, Public Information Officer, (406) 444-6821, email:

MDT proposes a reconstruction project for six miles of Whitlash Road
near Chester, MT in Liberty County

Chester - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like
to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to rebuild
approximately six miles of Secondary 409, locally known as Whitlash
Road, west of Chester, MT, in Liberty County. The project begins at
the intersection with U.S. Highway 2 (reference post 0.00) and
proceeds north for six miles, ending at the intersection with 2800
Rd. S. (reference post 6.00).
Proposed work includes grading, gravel, plant mix surfacing, seal and
cover, pavement markings, signing, and culvert replacement.
Adjustments to turning lanes on U.S. Highway 2 will be considered.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2018
depending on completion of all project development activities and
availability of funding.

The project may require new right-of-way and relocation of utilities.
 MDT staff will contact all affected landowners prior to construction
regarding property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

For more information, please contact Steve Prinzing, Great Falls
District Preconstruction Engineer, (406) 454 5880. For the hearing
impaired, the TTY number is (406) 444 7696 or 1-800-335-7592, or call
the Montana Relay at 711.  Members of the public may submit written
comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great Falls
office at PO Box 1359, Great Falls MT 59403-1359, or online at

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 6164000. 
Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided
upon request.
Project name:  Jct. US 2  North of Chester
Project ID:  STPS 409-1(7)0
Control Number:  6164000
Liberty County