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Proposed Safety Improvements On State Secondary Route 421

Proposed Safety Improvements on State Secondary Route 421

JOLIET, MONTANA (September 27, 2019)  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and seek public comment
on a proposal to widen about 1.1 miles and provide safety
improvements on an additional mile of State Secondary Route 421. The
project is located approximately 6 miles southeast of Columbus in
Stillwater County; beginning at reference post 4.8 and extending
southeast for 2.1 miles ending near Tutt Creek at reference post 6.9.

Proposed work includes shoulder widening, shoulder delineation,
rumble strips, and guardrail work.  The purpose of the project is to
improve roadway safety for the traveling public.

Construction is
tentatively planned for 2022 depending on completion of design and
availability of funds.	New right-of-way and relocation of utilities
may be required.  MDT staff will contact all affected landowners
prior to doing survey work on their land. 

An important part of
properly planning for future projects is partnering with the
community. Montana Department of Transportation welcomes the public
to provide ideas and comments on the proposed project. 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 9116000.

The public is encouraged to
contact Billings District Administrator Rod Nelson at (406) 657-0229
or Project Design Engineer Jeremy Terry at (406) 444 6226.

questions or for additional information. 

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.


name:  SF 159 SE Columbus Shldr Wid

Project ID:  HSIP 421-1(12)5
Control Number:  9116000