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Rail Crossing Relocation For MT 7 Truck Route East Of Wibaux



MDT Proposes Railroad Crossing Relocation for MT 7 Truck Route, East
of Wibaux.



WIBAUX, MONTANA (October 18, 2019)  The Montana
Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and seek
comment on a proposal to relocate the railroad crossing  east of the
town of Wibaux. The project begins on Old US Hwy 10, at reference
post 0.8 and continues for 0.6 miles ending on County Road L-55124 at
reference post 1.4.



Proposed work includes shifting the railroad
crossing approximately 1000 ft. to the west of the current location
and realigning the crossing closer to a 90-degree angle. This project
will include new surfacing, lights, gates, pavement markings and
signing. The purpose of the project is to address train-vehicle
collision trend at the existing crossing and take a proactive
approach to minimize the potential for future serious injuries or
fatalities from occurring. No new right of way is required for this
project. 



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
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/mdt/comment_form.shtml or in writing to Montana
Department of Transportation, Glendive office at PO Box 890,
Glendive, MT  59330-0890. Please note that comments are for project
CN 9677000.



The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District
Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design
Engineer Shane Jarvis at (406) 444 8246 with 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.




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Project name:  SF 189 Wibaux RR Xing
Relocate

Project ID:  HSIP 55(16)

Control Number:  9677000