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Vail Creek Bridge Replacement On Hell Creek Road

Montana Department of Transportation Proposes Vail Creek Bridge
Replacement on Hell Creek Road

Jordan, Montana — The Montana
Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite
the public to comment on a proposal to replace the bridge over Vail
Creek on Hell Creek Road (Secondary Highway 543) located
approximately 2 1/2 miles north of Jordan in Garfield County. The
project is located at reference post 2.7 and is expected to extend
approximately 500 feet from each end of the new replacement

Proposed work includes replacing the existing structure
with either a culvert or a two-lane bridge on the existing alignment
and upgrading signage and guardrail.  During construction, traffic
will be maintained using a temporary, single-lane detour adjacent to
the existing bridge. The purpose of the project is to increase the
overall effectiveness and enhance the safety of the route.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2025 depending on completion
of design and availability of funds.  New right-of-way and relocation
of utilities may be required.  MDT staff will contact all affected
landowners prior to doing survey work on their land.  Staff will
again contact landowners prior to construction regarding property
acquisition and temporary construction permits.

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 9779000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District
Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design
Engineer Scott Walter at (406) 444 6252.

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:  Vail Creek – 2M N

Project ID:  STPB 543-1(2)2

Control Number:  9779000