Montana Department of Transportation

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Helena - Reconstruction Project Proposed On Lincoln Road

December 19, 2017


Lori Ryan, Public
Information Officer, (406) 444-6821,

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Reconstruction Project for Secondary
Highway 279 (Lincoln Road)

HELENA  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek
comments on a proposal to realign and widen about 6.5 miles of
Secondary Highway 279 (locally known as Lincoln Road) northwest of
Helena in Lewis and Clark County. 

The project begins west of the
roundabout at Lincoln Road and Green Meadow Road at reference post
2.2 and extends northwest for 6.5 miles, ending near the Birdseye
Road intersection at reference post 8.7.

Proposed work includes
realigning horizontal curves, widening the roadway top, flattening
ditch slopes, and widening ditches. The purpose of the project is to
reconstruct the roadway to accommodate future traffic and improve
roadway safety.

The project is tentatively scheduled for
construction in 2022, depending on completion of all project
development activities and availability of funding.

Right-of-way and
utility relocations will be required. MDT staff will contact
potentially affected landowners prior to construction regarding
property acquisition and temporary construction permits.

For more
information, please contact Great Falls District Preconstruction
Engineer Steve Prinzing at (406) 454-5899 or Project Design Engineer
R.J. Snyder at (406) 444 6229. Members of the public may submit
written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Great
Falls office at P.O. Box 1359, Great Falls, MT 59403-1359, or online

Please note that your
comments are for project UPN 8939000. 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 Those
using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay
Service at 711.