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Whitefish - Study On Operation Improvements For MT-40



July 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Study on Operational Improvements on
Montana Highway 40 Near Whitefish

WHITEFISH  The Montana Department
of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek
comments on a proposal to study operational improvements on a segment
of Montana Highway 40 (MT-40) in Flathead County. The study will
begin at the intersection of MT-40 and U.S. Highway 93 and extend
easterly 2.6 miles to reference post 2.6, about 0.1 mile east of the
intersection with Dillon Road and Conn Road.

The study will evaluate
options for surfacing rehabilitation and options for operational
improvements that may include widening to provide a two-way left-turn
lane and widening for right-turn-only lanes at selected
intersections. The results of the study may lead to a design project
that would develop plans for a future construction project. 

The
study is currently scheduled to be completed in late 2019.

For more
information, please contact Missoula District Administrator Ed Toavs
at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design Engineer William Squires at (406)
444 6228. Members of the public may submit written comments to the
Montana Department of Transportation Missoula office at P.O. Box
7039, Missoula, MT 59807-7039, or online at:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9187000. 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.