Montana Department of Transportation

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Choteau - Reconstruction Project Proposed On U.S. Highway 89



June 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Reconstruction Project on U.S. Highway 89

CHOTEAU  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like
to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to rebuild about
6.9 miles of U.S. Highway 89 northwest of Choteau in Teton County.
The project begins at reference post 42.7 near Foster Road and
extends northwest for 6.9 miles, ending at reference post 49.6
approximately 5.4 miles southeast of Bynum.

Proposed work includes
horizontal and vertical alignment shifts, earthwork, drainage,
surfacing, pavement markings, signing, and finishing with a seal and
cover (chip seal). The purpose of the project is to improve the
safety and efficiency of the route by bringing the design up to
current standards including wider shoulders and flatter roadway side
slopes.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2022 depending on
completion of design and availability of funds. 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.

For more information, please contact Great Falls District
Preconstruction Engineer Steve Prinzing at (406) 454-5880 or District
Projects Engineer Christie McOmber at (406) 454-5900. 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:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 8965000.
Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided
upon request by contacting the Office of Civil Rights, P.O. Box
201001, Helena, MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; fax (406) 444-7243, or
e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592
or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.