Montana Department of Transportation

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Richey - Rehabilitation Project Proposed For MT-200



November 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Highway Rehabilitation Project for Montana
Highway 200 Northeast of Richey

RICHEY  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek
comments on a proposal to rehabilitate about 10.6 miles of Montana
Highway 200 northeast of Richey in Dawson and Richland counties. The
project begins in Dawson County at the junction with Secondary
Highway 254 at reference post 27.8 and extends northeast for 10.6
miles, ending about a quarter mile west of the intersection with
Richland County Road 126 at reference post 38.4.

Proposed work
includes reconstruction of several sections of road to address poor
roadway geometry, rehabilitating the existing pavement, widening the
roadway to include 2-foot shoulders, slope flattening, new plant mix
surfacing, installing rumble strips and finishing with a seal and
cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement marking, signage and guardrail.
The purpose of the project is to provide a safer roadway and reduce
maintenance costs. 

A target construction date will be determined
upon completion of design activities and as funding becomes
available. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities may 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 Glendive District Administrator Shane
Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design Engineer Steve Heidner at
(406) 345 8247. 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:
 
www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9179000. 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.