Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Maintenance Project In Shelby/Sweetgrass

SHELBY, Montana  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal
to complete maintenance work on about 43.6 miles of Interstate 15 (I
15) from the Pondera/Toole County line to the Sweetgrass Interchange.
The project begins at the Pondera/Toole County line and extends north
approximately 43.6 miles ending south of the U.S. and Canada Border.

Proposed work includes crack sealing north and south bound lanes for
the length of the entire project, and chip sealing in select sections
of the project. Chip sealing will occur from Kevin to Sunburst in the
northbound and southbound lanes and Sunburst to Sweetgrass in the
southbound lanes only.	Rural interchange ramps and crossroads will
receive the same treatments as the nearby Interstate. New pavement
markings and shoulder rumble strips will be re-cut in the designated
chip seal areas. These improvements will preserve and extend the life
of the roadway and increase vehicle traction to the surface.

project is tentatively planned for 2022 depending on completion of
all project development activities and availability of funds.	

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 9844000.

The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Administrator Jim Wingerter at (406) 454-5897 or District
Preconstruction Engineer Jim Combs at (406) 788-2773 for question or

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:  SHELBY - SWEETGRASS

ID:  IM 15-7(46)354

Control Number:  9844000