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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony To Open Milk River North Project



Nashua, Montana. (June 5, 2019) – The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) is excited to unveil the Milk River North
Project just in time for the summer travelers. The Milk River North
project reconstructed a portion of MT 117 from the Milk River Bridge
near Nashua to US Highway 2 on a new alignment just west of Nashua.
The project includes a new railroad overpass and connection to US 2. 
The existing roadway through Nashua was repaved along with new
sidewalk on the south side of Front Street between River Street and
Davis Street.  Both the new and existing roadways will receive a chip
seal and new pavement markings.

The new overpass will open to the
traveling public on June 13th.	The community is invited to come
together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 13th at
10:00 a.m. on the south end of the new RR Bridge along MT 117.
Refreshments will be provided on–site. 

“It’s been an impactful
project, and it’s been a long time coming. We’re happy to have
traffic on the new structure before summer sets in,” said Shane
Mintz, MDT’s Glendive District Administrator. “The ribbon-cutting is
a chance for MDT to celebrate with the community.”

Missoula
contractor, SK Construction, began work on the $ 9.5 million project
in the fall of 2017 and the overpass will officially open to the
traveling public following Thursday’s event. 

The new overpass is a
vast improvement and provides an alternate route to Hwy 2 and more
importantly, a faster route to the to the Frances Mahon Deaconess
Hospital in Glasgow. It has been a welcome improvement for many
people in the community including fire and emergency services.
Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony will be a time for the Nashua and
surrounding communities to convene and celebrate the end of
construction. 

For questions about the ribbon cutting and more
information, email Shane Mintz, smintz@mt.gov or call (406) 345-8200.