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Proposed Seal & Cover Project For Montana Highway 323 North

Proposed Seal & Cover Project for Montana Highway 323 North of Alzada

ALZADA, Montana – July 31, 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 53.7 miles of MT
Highway 323, north of Alzada. The project begins at the Box Elder
Creek Bridge at reference post 17.7 and extends south for 53.7 miles
ending at the intersection with U.S. Highway 212 in Alzada, at
reference post 71.0.

Proposed work includes sealing existing cracks,
installing edge drains at select locations to drain saturated roadbed
segments and finishing with 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 the maintenance costs until a
reconstruct/major rehabilitation of the road corridor becomes
feasible and funding is available.

This segment of MT 323 is
currently under contract with Prince, Inc. for repair work including
pulverization, adding cement to the base and re-paving the worst
sections along this segment. 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 9837000.

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:  Alzada – North 

ID:  STPP 323-1(41)18

Control Number:  9837000