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Mill And Overlay Project Planned For Highway 12

TOWNSEND, MONTANA (March 19, 2020) - The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to
comment on a proposal to mill and overlay about 6.4 miles of Highway
12, east of Townsend.  The project begins at reference post 0.0 at
the intersection of Front St. and Broadway in Townsend, and extends
easterly for 6.4 miles ending 0.6 miles east of the intersection of
Lower Deep Creek Rd, at reference post 6.4.

Proposed work includes
milling, paving, chip sealing, new pavement markings, sign upgrades,
guardrail upgrades, and tree clearing. The purpose of the project is
to preserve and increase the life of the pavement, as well as provide
increased traction and safety improvements.

The construction date
will be scheduled upon completion of all project development
activities and available funding. No new Right of Way or utility
relocations will be needed.

An important part of properly planning
for future projects is partnering with the community. The 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, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT 
59702-3068. Please note that comments are for project CN 9732000

public is encouraged to contact Butte District Administrator William
Fogarty at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design Engineer Tyrel Murfitt at
(406) 444 6227 for additional information. 

Alternative accessible
formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who
need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights,
Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001,
Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at


Project name:  Townsend - East
Project ID:  STPP 14-1(37)0

Control Number:  9732000