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Billings - Zimmerman Tr And MT-3 Roundabout Projects Prepped



December 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Prepares Projects to Reconstruct Zimmerman Trail
and Construct Roundabout on Montana Highway 3

BILLINGS  The Montana
Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public
and seek comments on a pair of projects to reconstruct about 1 mile
of Zimmerman Trail and to construct a roundabout at the intersection
of Montana Highway 3 (MT-3) and Zimmerman Trail. The projects begin
at the intersection of Zimmerman Trail and Rimrock Road and extends 1
mile north to the intersection of MT-3. 

Proposed work includes
widening of the roadway where feasible to two 12-foot lanes and
4-foot shoulders, new guardrail and barrier rail, retaining wall,
slope stabilization, new drainage features, upgraded pavement
markings, and improved signage along Zimmerman Trail. The proposed
work also includes improving intersection safety with construction of
a roundabout at the intersection of Zimmerman Trail and MT-3. 

The
purpose of the project is to improve safety and mobility of the
roadway and extend the service life of Zimmerman Trail from Rimrock
Road to MT-3.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2018 depending
on completion of design and availability of funds. Right-of-way
acquisition is required. Utilities will be relocated during
construction. Construction will require the closure of Zimmerman
Trail to through traffic and a temporary detour will be required on
MT-3 for construction of the roundabout. Construction is expected to
last approximately 3 months.

For more information, please contact
Billings District Administrator Stefan Streeter at (406) 657-0268 or
Project Design Engineer Wade Salyards at (406) 444 0451. 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 8888000 or UPN
6040003. 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.