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Milk River North Project

Planning Study Focus

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) proposes to realign and reconstruct Highway MT 117, west of Nashua in Valley County. The project begins at the north end of the Milk River Bridge (reference post 11.2) and extends north for 1.8 miles ending at the intersection with U.S. 2 (reference post 13.0). The project will realign approximately 0.5 miles of MT 117 north of the Milk River to construct a grade-separated overpass of the BNSF Railway, and will include a new intersection of U.S. 2 and MT 117.

The existing roadway through Nashua will receive a pavement preservation treatment. The project will include roadway widening, improved geometrics, realignment, upgraded pavement marking and signage.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2017 depending on completion of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of utilities will be required.

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