Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Billings - 1st Open House To Discuss Billings Bypass Project



September 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Schedules Open House Meetings to Discuss Billings
Bypass Project

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would
like to invite the public to attend one of two open house meetings to
receive updates about a new arterial roadway connecting Lockwood and
Billings Heights. 

The first open house is in Billings on Wednesday,
September 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Independent Elementary
School cafeteria, 2907 Roundup Road.

The second open house is in
Lockwood on Thursday, September 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Eileen Johnson Middle School Commons at the Lockwood School, 1932
U.S. Highway 87 East. 

Proposed work includes a new arterial roadway
that will connect Lockwood and the Billings Heights communities.
Construction will occur in segments, and the first segment is
tentatively planned to begin in 2019, depending on completion of
preconstruction activities 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
work on their land. Staff will again contact landowners prior to
construction regarding property acquisition and temporary
construction permits. 

MDT attempts to provide accommodations for
any known disability that may interfere with a personís participation
in any service, program or activity of our department. If you require
reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please
contact Peaks to Plains Design at (406) 294-9668 at least two days
before the meeting.

Community participation is a very important part
of the process and the public is encouraged to attend. Opinions,
comments and concerns may also be submitted in writing to Billings
Bypass, P.O. Box 31318, Billings, MT 59107 and at
billingsbypass@dowl.com, or sent to the Billings District
Administrator Stefan Streeter at P.O. Box 20437, Billings, Montana
59104-0437, or online at: 

www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please indicate comments are for project UPN 4199001 Billings Bypass
and submit comments by October 27, 2017. 

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.