Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Broadus - Safety Project Proposed On U.S. Highway 212



February 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Safety Project on U.S. Highway 212 Near
Broadus

BROADUS — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to
install safety improvements near Broadus on U.S. Highway 212. 

The
project is located at three locations in Powder River County,
including three miles east of Broadus at the intersection of U.S.
Highway 212 (US-212) and Montana Highway 59 (MT-59), three miles west
of Broadus at the intersection of US-212 and MT- 59, and 24 miles
west of Broadus on US-212 between reference posts 80.1 and 83.1. 

Proposed work at the intersections includes installing flashing
lights on the “Stop Ahead” signs, traffic-activated flashing lights
on the stop signs, and “Traffic Entering” signs on US-212 with
traffic-activated flashing lights.

Proposed work on US-212 between
reference posts 80.1 and 83.1 includes the installation of remotely
operated “Chains Required When Flashing” signs to replace the
existing hinged signs. 

The purpose of the project is to address
intersection crashes at the two intersections and improve the winter
time operations of the portion of US-212 between Reference Posts 80.1
and 83.1.

No new right-of-way or utility relocations will be
required for this project. Construction is tentatively planned for
2018 pending completion of design activities and available funding.

For more information, please contact Glendive District Administrator
Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design Engineer LeRoy Wosoba
at (406) 444 1280. 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 9084. 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.