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MDT Proposes Bridge Replacements On MT 81

Montana Department of Transportation Proposes Bridge Replacements on
MT 81 

DENTON, Montana. (August 9, 2019)  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) is considering plans to replace bridges over the
Judith River, Warm Springs Creek, and Irrigation Canal on Montana
Highway 81 near Denton.    

The purpose of the project is to replace
the aging bridges located at Reference Posts 24.96, 32.42, and 34.05
with new structures designed to meet current standards and future
anticipated needs of the traveling public.  Replacement of these
bridges will help maintain the effectiveness of the route as a
transportation facility, reduce maintenance issues associated with
the deteriorating condition of these structures and increase safety
for the traveling public.

This project will be delivered using the
Design-Build method and is scheduled for construction in 2020. 
Traffic will be maintained on the existing roadway alignment during

An important part of properly planning for the
future is partnering with the community. Montana Department of
Transportation welcomes the public to provide ideas and comments on
the proposed bridge projects. Comments may be submitted online at or in writing to Montana
Department of Transportation, Billings office at PO Box 20437,
Billings, MT  59104-0437. Please note that comments are for project
CN 9342001.

The public is encouraged to contact Billings District
Administrator Rod Nelson at (406) 657-0299 or Alternative Contracting
Supervisor John Pavsek at (406) 444 6213 with any questions
concerning this project. 

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.


Project name:  MT-81 Bridges

Project ID: 
STPB 81-1(33)23

Control Number:  9342001