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Resurfacing Project For Montana Highway 7 North Of Ekalaka

Proposed a Resurfacing Project for Montana Highway 7 North of Ekalaka

EKALAKA, Montana – July 31, 2020 — The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to
comment on a proposal to resurface about 8.4 miles of MT Highway 7,
north of Ekalaka. The project begins approximately 7.4 miles north of
Ekalaka, at reference post 7.4 and extends north for 8.4 miles ending
about 0.4 miles north of Shelterbelt Road at reference post 15.8.

Proposed work includes applying a thin leveling course of plant mix
bituminous surfacing to address rutting 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 maintenance

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 9835000.

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:  North of Ekalaka –

Project ID:  STPP 27-1(14)7

Control Number:  9835000