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MDT Proposes Sandstone Creek Bridge Replacement On Highway 7

BAKER, MONTANA (November 25, 2019) - The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to
comment on a proposal to replace the bridge over Sandstone Creek on
Highway 7 located at the north edge of Baker in Fallon County.	The
project is located at reference post 35.8 RP 35.8 and will extend
north and south from each end of the new bridge providing enough
distance to tie into the existing roadway.  

Proposed work includes
replacing the existing structure with a two-lane bridge on the
existing alignment and upgrading signage and guardrail.  During
construction, traffic will be maintained using a temporary, two-lane
detour adjacent to the existing structure. The purpose of the project
is to increase the overall effectiveness and enhance the safety of
the route.

Construction has been tentatively scheduled for 2021 and
is based on completion of all project development activities and
availability of funds.	Currently the need for new right-of-way
acquisition is unknown; however, relocation of utilities and
temporary construction permits will be likely.	MDT staff will
contact all potentially affected landowners prior to performing
survey work. If necessary, staff will again contact landowners prior
to construction regarding any property and temporary construction
permit acquisition.

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, Glendive office at PO Box 890,
Glendive, MT  59330-0890. Please note that comments are for project
CN 9682000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive
District Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project
Design Engineer Scott Walter at (406) 444 6252 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.


Project name:  Sandstone Creek Bridge -

Project ID:  STPB 27-2(25)36

Control Number:  9682000