Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Two Way Left Turn Lane West Of Huntley

Huntley, Montana  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal
to add a two-way left turn lane on Old Highway 312 west of Huntley.
This project will begin immediately to the east of the Twelve Mile
Creek Bridge and extend to the existing turn lane west of Shepherd

Proposed work includes adding a two-way left turn lane,
widening existing shoulders, applying a chip seal, installing new
signage, and repainting the roadway. The purpose of the project is to
improve roadway safety for the traveling public by removing vehicles
from the travel lane that are turning left off Old Highway 312 and
reducing the number of rear-end collisions.

Construction is
tentatively planned for 2023 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, Billings office at PO Box
20437, Billings, MT  59104-0437. Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9598000.

The public is encouraged to contact Billings
District Administrator Rod Nelson at (406) 657-0229 or District
Projects Engineer Kurtis Schnieber at (406) 657 0269 with questions
or comments. 

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:  SF 179 Turn Lane W of Huntley
Project ID:  HSIP 56788(18)

Control Number:  9598000