Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Improvements To North 7th Avenue And Griffin Drive

Bozeman  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like
to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to improve
the intersection of North 7th Avenue and Griffin Drive/Mandeville
Lane. Improvements will include adding turn lanes at all sides of the
intersection, most notably adding two-left turn lanes for westbound
traffic on Griffin Drive turning left (south) towards I-90.

addition to the turn lanes, proposed work includes resurfacing the
roadway, adding sidewalks to all sides of the intersection, adding
curb and gutter and storm drain infrastructures, and installing new
traffic signals, signing, striping, and landscaping. The purpose of
the project is to increase the capacity of the intersection to reduce
the amount of time vehicles spend waiting. 

Construction is
tentatively planned for 2023 depending on the completion of design
and availability of funds. New right-of-way and relocation of
utilities will be required. MDT staff will contact affected
landowners prior to construction regarding property acquisition and
temporary construction permits.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MDT is
not able to hold a traditional in-person open house. Instead, we
invite the public to view and comment on a Self-Guided Virtual
Workshop. This workshop describes the features and benefits of this
project and includes graphics for further illustration. The
Self-Guided Virtual Workshop can be accessed through the following
An important part of properly planning for future projects is
partnering with the community. MDT welcomes comments and feedback on
this proposed project. Comments may be sent via the comment form on
the workshop webpage or in writing to Montana Department of
Transportation, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT	59702-3068. 
Please note that comments are for project UPN 9312000. 

The public
is encouraged to contact Butte District Administrator William Fogarty
at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design Engineer Dave Holien at (406) 444
6118 or Consultant Project Manager Kirk Spalding (406) 922-4321 with
any 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:  N 7th Ave & Griffin Drive-Boz
Project ID:  CMDP-TA 118-1(2)1

Control Number:  9312000