Billings - Temp. Closure To Public-Kindsfater Wetland Proj.
November 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lori Ryan, Public Information Officer, (406) 444-6821, email:
MDT announces a temporary closure to the public for the Kindsfater
Wetland Project Area - Yellowstone County
Billings - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is
notifying the public of upcoming construction activities that will
result in a temporary closure to the public of the Kindsfater Wetland
site located about 3 miles east of the town of Laurel, Yellowstone
County. The project will occur entirely within the MDT – owned
property located at the southeast corner of 72nd and Laurel Airport.
The site will be posted and temporarily closed to all public access
beginning approximately Monday, November 19th, 2012 to allow for
contractor surveying and staking activities prior to construction.
The project is tentatively scheduled for construction on and/or about
November 26th, 2012. MDT anticipates the closure will last through
June 1st, 2013.
The Kindsfater Wetland mitigation project involves the restoration
and enhancement of existing wetlands and the creation of additional
wetlands within this MDT-owned property. Restoration activities at
this location will enhance the area for wildlife habitat, and provide
MDT with wetland credits that would be utilized to mitigate wetlands
impacts associated with future transportation projects in the
Billings/Laurel area. The work includes the following:
• the excavation of wetland cells,
• removal of excavated materials from the site, construction of
• the installation of chain-link fencing around the Montana
Highway Patrol shooting range,
• and the re-vegetation of the site.
For more information regarding this closure, please contact the
Billings District Administrator Stefan Streeter at (406) 657-0268 or
the Wetland Mitigation Specialist Lawrence Urban at (406) 444 6224.
For the hearing impaired, the TTY number is (406) 444 7696 or
1-800-335-7592, or call the Montana Relay at 711. Members of the
public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of
Transportation Billings office at PO Box 20437, Billings MT
59104-0437, or online at
Please note that your comments are for project CN 5034000.
Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided
Project name: Kindsfater Wetland Mitigation Project
Project ID: STPX 56 (056)
Control Number: 5034000