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Seal Cover Project For Montana Highway 323 South Of Ekalaka

MDT Proposes a Seal & Cover Project for Montana Highway 323 South of

EKALAKA, MONTANA – (July 27, 2020 — The Montana Department
of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public
to comment on a proposal to seal and cover about 8.2 miles of MT
Highway 323, south of Ekalaka. The project begins in Ekalaka at the
intersection of MT Highways 323 and 7, at reference post 0.0 and
extends south for 8.2 miles ending approximately 0.7 miles south of
the Custer Gallatin National Forest southern boundary, at reference
post 8.2.

Proposed work includes sealing existing cracks and
applying a seal and cover (chip seal) and upgraded pavement markings.
 The purpose of the project is to extend the life of the pavement and
reduce maintenance costs. 

The project is tentatively scheduled for
construction during the 2021 construction season, depending on
completion of all project development activities and availability of
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, Glendive office at PO Box 890,
Glendive, MT  59330-0890.  Please note that comments are for project
UPN 9836000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District
Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design
Engineer Steve Heidner at (406) 345 8247.

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:  Ekalaka - South

ID:  STPP 323-1(39)0

Control Number:  9836000