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Proposed Pavement Preservation Project, East Helena

Proposed Pavement Preservation Project for 

Lake Helena Dr.  East

EAST HELENA, MONTANA (December 31, 2020)  The Montana
Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite
the public to comment on a proposal to improve about 0.5 miles of
Lake Helena Drive in East Helena. The project begins at the
intersection of Lake Helena Drive and Old Hwy 12 and extends north
for 0.5 mile ending at the intersection of Gradestake Street.

Proposed work includes milling off the existing pavement and applying
a new asphalt overlay and finishing with a seal and cover (chip
seal), upgrading pavement markings and signs. The purpose of the
project is to  provide a sustainable, cost-effective method of
pavement preservation extending the life of the 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, Great Falls office at PO Box 1359,
Great Falls, MT  59403-1359. Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9758000.

The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Preconstruction Engineer Jim Combs at (406) 788-2773 or
Project Design Engineer RJ Snyder at (406) 444 6229 for additional

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:  Lake Helena Drive  Helena
Project ID:  UPP 5831(1)

Control Number:  9758000