Montana Department of Transportation

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Open House To Discuss US 191 Corridor Planning Study

MDT schedules informational public open house to discuss US 191
Corridor Planning Study

GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA (January 14, 2020) —
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), in partnership with
the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local jurisdictions,
resource agencies, and the public, is developing a corridor study of
US Highway 191 (US 191) in Gallatin County. The study will examine
the highway between the intersection with Huffine Lane/Norris
Road/Jackrabbit Lane in Four Corners (RP 81.9), and the intersection
with Beaver Creek Road south of Big Sky (RP 45.3).

MDT recognizes
the importance of this study to the communities along the corridor.
An informational public open house is being held to provide
information to interested parties about the scope and purpose of the
study, collect feedback, and answer questions. To better serve the
area, the open house will be held at two locations on two separate
dates. The format and content of each open house will be the same.
Please attend whichever day and location is most convenient for you.
The open houses will be held at the following locations:

Gallatin Gateway Community Center

145 Mill Street (Gallatin Gateway,

Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

•	Warren
Miller Performing Arts Center

45465 Gallatin Rd (Big Sky, MT)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020; 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

The US Highway 191
Corridor Study is a pre-environmental study that allows for early
planning-level coordination with the public, stakeholders, and
environmental resource agencies. The goal of the study is to identify
short- and long-term improvements to address safety, geometric and
environmental concerns based on the needs presented. The study will
help ensure an efficient transition from transportation planning to
future project development/environmental review, if any, based on
need and funding availability. This planning-level study is not a
design or construction project.

The purpose of the meeting is to
inform interested parties about the scope and purpose of the planning
study, to solicit input on the existing conditions, and to understand
roadway concerns within the study area that may be relevant to the
planning effort.

Community input is a very important part of the
process. Both the general public and the media are encouraged to stop
by at any point to learn more about the study and speak with the
team. The Montana Department of Transportation takes their mission to
improve the safety of public roads seriously and values input from
the community along with questions or concerns. 

Comments and
concerns may be submitted in writing at the meeting or by mail to
Katie Potts, Montana Department of Transportation, PO Box 201001,
Helena, MT 59620, or by email to 

For more
information, or to submit comments online, please visit the study
website at: The website will be
updated periodically as information becomes available throughout the
course of the study.  

MDT attempts to provide accommodations for
any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation
in any department service, program, or activity. For reasonable
accommodations, please contact Lori Ryan at (406) 444-6821 at least
two days prior to the meeting.

Alternative accessible formats of
this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an
alternative format should contact the Human Resources and
Occupational Safety Division, Department of Transportation, 2701
Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone
406-444-9229. Those using a TTY may call 1(800)335-7592 or through
the Montana Relay Service at 711.