Montana Department of Transportation

MDT Meetings and Events

Superior - Project To Rebuild Quartz Flats Rest Area On I-90

November 28, 2018


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

Montana Department
of Transportation Proposes Project to Rebuild Quartz Flats Rest Area
on Interstate Highway 90 Near Superior

SUPERIOR — The Montana
Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public
and seek comments on a proposal to rebuild the Quartz Flats Rest Area
on Interstate Highway 90 (I-90) near Superior in Mineral County.

rest area is located on both sides of I-90 approximately 10 miles
southeast of Superior at around reference post 58. 

Phase I of the
project will include planning and analysis of the rest area
facilities, including evaluation and design of the water/wastewater
systems for the rest area, conditional permitting of the systems
through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and
preliminary environmental compliance documentation in accordance with
the National and Montana Environmental Policy Acts. Phase I is
scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.

Phase II of the
project will include rebuilding both sides of the rest area,
including the water/wastewater systems, building structures, and the
parking facilities. Phase II is expected to begin after completion of
Phase I, depending on the availability of funding, with construction
anticipated in 2021. 

The purpose of the project is to extend the
service life of the rest area in order to meet current and future
rest area demand. 

Right-of way acquisition is anticipated for
facility expansion. The extents of right-of-way acquisition will be
determined during Phase I activities. 

For more information, please
contact MDT Missoula District Administrator Ed Toavs at (406)
523-5800 or MDT Consultant Design Project Manager Wade Salyards at
(406) 444-0451.

Members of the public may submit written comments to
the Montana Department of Transportation Missoula District Office at
P.O. Box 7039, Missoula, MT 59807-7039, or online at:

Please note that comments are for
project UPN 6875. 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 Those using a TTY may call
(800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711.