Montana Department of Transportation

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Proposed Smith Creek Bridge Replacement On Old Highway 10

FORSYTH, MONTANA (December 9, 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 Smith Creek on Old
Highway 10 located approximately 1 mile west of Forsyth in Rosebud
County.  The project is located at reference post 1.1 and extends
approximately 600 feet from each end of the new bridge to provide a
smooth 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 proposed project will
increase the overall effectiveness and enhance the safety of the

Construction of the proposed bridge replacement will be
determined based on   completion of all project development
activities and availability of funds.  The need for new right-of-way
acquisition is unknown; however, relocation of utilities and
temporary construction permits are likely.  MDT will contact all
potentially affected landowners prior to performing survey work and
again 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 9554001.

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. 

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:  Smith Creek  1M W Forsyth
Project ID:  STPB 81018(4)

Control Number:  9554001