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Proposed Chip Seal For Secondary Highway 421

Proposed Chip Seal for Secondary Highway 421 in Carbon County

Joliet, Montana (November 20, 2020) — The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to
comment on a proposal to resurface about 7.4 miles of Secondary
Highway 421, near Joliet, MT.  The project starts at the intersection
of S-421 and US 212, and extends northwest for 7.4 miles.

work includes crack filling, a seal and cover (chip seal), upgraded
pavement markings, and guardrail. The purpose of the project is to
preserve and extend the life of the existing asphalt surfacing and to
improve the safety of the roadway for the traveling public. 

project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2022, depending
on completion of all project development activities and availability
of funding. No new Right-of-Way or utility relocations will be

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, Billings office at PO Box
20437, Billings, MT  59104-0437.  Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9802000.

The public is encouraged to contact Billings
District Administrator Rod Nelson at (406) 657-0229 or Project Design
Engineer Kurtis Schnieber at (406) 657- 0269 with questions or

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 711.


Project name:  JCT US 212 – Northwest
(S-421) Project ID:  STPS 421-2(7)11 Control Number:  9802000