Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Grass Range - Reconstruction Project For U.S. 87/MT 200



September 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Reconstruction Project for U.S. Highway
87/Montana Highway 200

GRASS RANGE  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek
comments on a proposal to reconstruct about 5.5 miles of U.S. Highway
87/Montana Highway 200 west of Grass Range in Fergus County. 

The
project begins approximately 5.5 miles west of Grass Range at
reference post 107.00 and extends east for approximately 5.8 miles,
ending near the bridge over the South Fork of McDonald Creek at
reference post 112.77.

Proposed work includes reconstructing the
roadway to a top width of 40 feet and replacing all existing timber
bridges, culverts and guardrail. Work also includes relocating
existing irrigation ditches currently located out of the
right-of-way, constructing a school bus turn around and mailbox
turnouts, installing new centerline, shoulder rumble strips, signage
and delineators, and potentially reconfiguring the Y-intersection at
reference post 112.7. 

The purpose of the project is to reconstruct
the existing roadway to current standards for a principal arterial.

Construction is tentatively planned for beyond 2021 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 Billings District Administrator
Stefan Streeter at (406) 657-0268 or District Preconstruction
Engineer Rod Nelson at (406) 657 0229. Members of the public may
submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation
Billings office at P.O. Box 20437, Billings, MT  59104-0437, or
online at:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that
your comments are for project UPN 8539000. 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.