Montana Department of Transportation

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Fairview - Reconstruction Proposed On Montana Highway 201



August 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Reconstruction Project on Montana Highway
201

FAIRVIEW — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would
like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to rebuild
about 5.9 miles of Montana Highway 201 (MT-201) beginning west of
Fairview in Richland County.

The project will begin at approximate
reference post 63.6 and continue easterly to the junction of Montana
Highway 200 (MT-200). A new MT-201 alignment is proposed, beginning
at approximate reference post 67.4 then easterly to connect to MT-200
north of Fairview.

Proposed work includes earthwork, a new and wider
surfacing section, improved vertical alignment, a MT-201 highway
location shift east of reference post 67.4 to connect to MT-200 north
of Fairview, bridge replacement, new culverts, rumble strips,
pavement markings, signing, guardrail where warranted, and finishing
with a seal and cover (chip seal).

The purpose of the project is to
improve safety by bringing the roadway up to current design standards
to include wider shoulders and flatter roadside slopes, and alleviate
impacts of additional traffic and heavy trucks within the Town of
Fairview.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2021/2022,
depending on completion of design and availability of funds. New
right-of-way and relocation of utilities will be required. MDT’s
consultant 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
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 District 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 8650. 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.