Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Project On Highway 287 North Of Augusta

Augusta, Montana (January 8, 2021)  The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to
comment on a proposal to rebuild about 9 miles of Highway 287, north
of Augusta. The project begins at the Pishkun Canal Bridge, at
reference post 47.0, and extends northeast for 9.0 miles ending at
reference post 56.0.

Proposed work includes widening Hwy 287 to a
28-foot top width (12-ft lanes, 2-foot shoulders), providing more
passing sight distance, improving the roadway alignment, grading
wider ditches, adding shoulder and centerline rumble strips,
constructing new snow fences, and updating signs and pavement
markings.   The purpose of this project is to extend the life of the
roadway and reduce the potential occurrence and severity of crashes. 

Construction is planned beyond 2027, depending on completion of
design and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of
utilities will 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, Great Falls office at PO Box
1359, Great Falls, MT  59403-1359. Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9722000.

The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Preconstruction Engineer James Combs at (406) 788-2773 or
Project Design Engineer RJ Snyder at (406) 444 6229 with questions.

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:
 North of Augusta  North

Project ID:  STPP 9-2(15)48

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