Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Manhattan - Safety Improvements On Secondary Highway 288

February 28, 2018


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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Safety Improvements on Secondary Highway
288 South of Manhattan

MANHATTAN  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek
comments on a proposal to reconstruct two curves on Secondary Highway
288 (S-288) south of Manhattan in Gallatin County.

The first curve
is located on S-288 approximately 2.5 miles south of Manhattan
between reference post (RP) 2.4 and RP 2.7 near the White irrigation
ditch. Proposed work at this site includes earthwork operations to
allow widening of the existing surface, with signing and delineation
to supplement the widening.

The second curve is located on S-288
approximately 4.7 miles south of Manhattan between RP 4.5 and RP 5.0
at the intersection of Stagecoach Trail Road. Proposed work at this
site includes earthwork operations, paving, delineation, bridge
removal, box culvert installation, and minor realignments of public
and private approaches.

Both locations will be finished with a seal
and cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement markings, and signage. The
purpose of the project is to address an identified crash trend and
improve the highway safety at these two curves.

Construction is
tentatively planned for 2021, depending on completion of design and
availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities
will 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 existing
irrigation features, fencing, cattle crossing/access, property
acquisition, and temporary construction permits. 

For more
information, please contact Butte District Administrator Jeff Ebert
at (406) 494-9625 or Project Design Engineer Tyrel Murfitt at (406)
444 6227. Members of the public may submit written comments to the
Montana Department of Transportation Butte office at P.O. Box 3068,
Butte, MT  59702-3068, or online at:

Please note that your comments
are for project UPN 9380000. Alternative accessible formats of this
information will be provided upon request by contacting the Human
Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena,
MT 59620; (406) 444-9229; TTY (800) 335-7592; fax (406) 444-7243; or
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