Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Wibaux - Safety Project Proposed For Montana Highway 7



May 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

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

Montana Department of
Transportation Proposes Safety Project for Montana Highway 7 South of
Wibaux

WIBAUX  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would
like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to widen
shoulders and flatten slopes on about 5.2 miles of Montana Highway 7
(MT-7) south of Wibaux in Wibaux County. 

The project begins
approximately 13 miles south of Wibaux at reference post 67.5 and
extends north for approximately 5.2 miles, ending at reference post
72.7.

Proposed work includes widening shoulders to 4 feet, slope
flattening, replacement of two timber bridges with box culverts to
eliminate guardrail, possible realignment of Saint Phillip Road to
tie in at a better angle to MT-7 and updating curve and chevron
signs. 

The purpose of the project is to address crash clusters
along this section of road around the horizontal curves. 

The
project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2021, depending
on completion of all project development activities and availability
of funding. 

The project will be tied for construction with the
Wibaux  South project that will include a seal and cover (chip seal)
along approximately 24.4 miles of MT-7, which includes the limits of
this 5.2-mile project.

New right-of-way and relocation of utilities
may 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 property
acquisition and temporary construction permits. 

For more
information, please contact Glendive District Administrator Shane
Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design Engineer Tyson Dutton at
(406) 345 8228. 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 9085000. Alternative accessible formats of this
information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch,
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 e-mail to aflesch@mt.gov.