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Proposed Resurfacing Project On Montana 43 North Of Wisdom

WISDOM, Montana (September 15, 2020) — The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to
comment on a proposal to resurface approximately 16.1 miles of
Highway 43, north of Wisdom The project begins at the junction with
Secondary 278 in Wisdom, at reference post 26.2 and extends north
16.1 miles ending north of the Big Hole River bridge at reference
post 42.3.

Proposed work includes milling the existing surface,
applying a new overlay, and finishing with a seal and cover (chip
seal), upgraded signing and pavement markings. The purpose of the
project is to extend the service life of the roadway, provide
additional skid resistance, and take a cost-effective action to
preserve and maintain the existing roadway.

The project is
tentatively scheduled for construction in 2021, 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, Butte office at PO Box 3068,
Butte, MT  59702-3068.	Please note that comments are for project UPN

The public is encouraged to contact Butte District
Administrator William Fogarty at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design
Manager Joe Walsh at (406) 494 9622.

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:  Wisdom - North

ID:  STPP 46-2(17)27

Control Number:  9737000