Montana Department of Transportation

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Culbertson - Reconstruction Project On U.S. Highway 2



August 8, 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 2
Through Culbertson

CULBERTSON ó The Montana Department of
Transportation would like to notify the public and seek comments on a
proposal to reconstruct about 1.3 miles of U.S. Highway 2 through
Culbertson in Roosevelt County. The project will begin near the
Diamond Creek crossing on the west edge of Culbertson at reference
post 644.3 and extend east to the west end of the Clover Creek
crossing at reference post 645.5.

The purpose of the project is to
improve the surfacing and develop mid- and long-term safety and
operational improvements identified in the 2012 Culbertson Corridor
Planning Study.

Proposed work in the urban area includes a new and
wider surfacing section, curb and gutter, storm drain, new and
reconstructed sidewalk within the curb and gutter limits where
feasible, on-street parking where it can be safely accommodated, and
street lighting. U.S. Highway 2 east of Culbertson will be
reconstructed as a rural highway section with wider shoulders. The
turn lanes into the rest area/scale site will be perpetuated. 

The
project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2021, depending
on completion of all project development activities and availability
of funding.

A desirable factor is to contain all work to within
existing right-of-way and eliminate the need for either temporary or
permanent acquisitions. Utility relocations may be needed. MDTís
consultant will contact potentially affected landowners prior to
performing survey work on their land.

For more information, please
contact Glendive District Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8200
or the consultant Project Manager Tom Cavanaugh at (406) 447-5000.
Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana
Department of Transportation Glendive office at P.O. Box 890,
Glendive, MT 59330-0890, or online at:
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your
comments are for project UPN 8534000. 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 mailto:aflesch@mt.gov.
Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana
Relay Service at 711.