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Montana Department Of Transportation Proposes Construction O



Blackfeet Nation  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to
construct snow fence at nine locations near Browning, within the
Blackfeet Nation.   These locations have experienced historically
significant snow drifting.



Specific locations include:

 U.S.
Highway 2 near reference posts 213.3, 214.3, and 221.4  U.S. Highway
89 near reference posts 5.8, 8.3, 8.9, 106.7, and 107.4  Secondary
Highway 464 near reference post 18.8



Proposed work includes
construction of snow fence.  The purpose of the project is to
mitigate roadway snow drifting and associated road closures.


Construction is tentatively planned for 2022 depending on completion
of design and availability of funds.  Landowner easements will be
required.  MDT staff or representatives will contact all affected
landowners prior to doing survey work on their land.  Staff or
representatives will again contact landowners prior to construction
regarding property easements and temporary construction permits.



For
more information, please contact Great Falls District Engineering
Services Supervisor Steve Prinzing at (406) 454-5899 or Project
Design Engineer Terry Voeller at (406) 444 9457. Members of the
public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of
Transportation Great Falls office at PO Box 1359, Great Falls, MT 
59403-1359, or online at:

 

www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml


Please note that your comments are for project CN 9619000 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
aflesch@mt.gov. Those using a TTY may call (800) 335-7592 or through
the Montana Relay Service at 711.