Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Proposed Resurfacing Project For Highway 83 S Of Swan Lake

Swan Lake, Montana - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal
to resurface about 11.5 miles of Highway 83, south of Swan Lake in
Lake County. The project will consist of two separate sections of
highway. The first section begins at the Missoula/Lake County line,
and extends north for six miles ending at the Lion Creek bridge. The
second section begins 0.5 miles north of Soup Creek Road and extends
north for five miles to just south of the town of Swan Lake.

Proposed work for the first section includes a chip seal and fog
seal.  Proposed work for the second section includes removing the
pavement in isolated areas and repairing, followed by an asphalt
overlay, chip seal, and fog seal of the entire roadway. The fog seal
will reduce chip loss and assist in curing the chip seal.  New
striping, signage, roadway guideposts, centerline rumble strips and
guardrail upgrades will be included for both sections of highway. The
purpose of the project is to extend the life of the pavement and
provide a more comfortable ride for the traveling public.

project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2024 but may be
sooner 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, Missoula office at PO Box 7039,
Missoula, MT 59807-7039.  Please note that comments are for project
UPN 9865000.

The public is encouraged to contact Missoula District
Administrator Bob Vosen at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design Engineer
Joshua Dold at (406) 444 6385 with any questions or concerns. 

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:
 Swan Lake  South

Project ID:  STPP 83-2(22)48

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