Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Hungry Horse - Feasiblity Study Project On U.S. Highway 2

January 24, 2018


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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes a Feasibility Study Project on U.S.
Highway 2 between Columbia Heights and Hungry Horse

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify
the public and seek comments on a proposal to evaluate roadway
improvement options on U.S. Highway 2 (U.S. 2), between Columbia
Heights and Hungry Horse in Flathead County. 

The project begins
approximately 1.3 miles northeast of the junction with Secondary
Highway 206 at reference post 139.8 and extends easterly for 1.7
miles through Bad Rock Canyon, ending 0.8 miles southwest of Hungry
Horse at reference post 141.5.

Proposed work includes soil and land
surveys as well as preliminary roadway design to generally determine
feasible alignment and grade alternatives, and costs and impacts
associated with each alternative. Additional project information may
be gathered as necessary to determine the feasibility of options. 

The purpose of the project is to build upon previous planning-level
efforts completed for this section of roadway and begin detailed
design efforts to determine the feasibility and costs of various
alignment options. The feasibility of the alignment options will be
presented for comment to the project stakeholders prior to proceeding
into final design.

MDT staff will contact all potentially affected
landowners prior to performing survey work on their land.

For more
information, please contact Missoula District Administrator Ed Toavs
at (406) 523-5802 or Preconstruction Engineer Shane Stack at (406)
523-5830. Members of the public may submit written comments to the
Montana Department of Transportation Missoula office at P.O. Box
7039, Missoula, MT  59807-7039, or online at:

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9159000. 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.