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Pavement Preservation Project On Canyon Ferry Road

Proposed Pavement Preservation Project on Canyon Ferry Road

Montana (January 11, 2021) - The Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a
proposal to improve about 5.5 miles of Canyon Ferry Road, east of
Helena. The project begins at the intersection of Canyon Ferry Road
and York Road and extends east for 5.7 miles ending at the
intersection of Canyon Ferry Road and Holmberg Drive.  

The proposed
work includes a new asphalt overlay to be installed between the
intersection of York Road and the Helena Sand and Gravel pit and a
chip seal will be applied between York Road and Holmberg Drive.  The
bridge decks over Prickly Pear Creek and the Helena Valley Canal will
be sealed and new guardrail will be installed around the Prickly Pear
Creek bridge.  These treatments will target the different wear
patterns seen on the surface of Canyon Ferry Road and will extend the
life of the roadway.  New signing will be installed where applicable,
rumble strips will be re-installed where necessary, and new pavement
markings will be applied.      

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 9755000.

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:
 Canyon Ferry Road  Helena

Project ID:  UPP 5818(1)

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