Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Pedestrian Path For Highway 212 West Of Ashland

Ashland, Montana  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal
to construct about 1.2 miles of separated pedestrian path along US
212, west of Ashland. The project begins at Rabbittown Road and
extends east for 1.2 miles ending near the intersection of US 212 and
Old Mission Road at reference post 62.1.

Proposed work includes
construction of a separate pedestrian path along the north side of
Highway 212 with lighting and a new pedestrian bridge crossing the
Tongue River. The purpose of the project is to provide a safe
pedestrian facility connecting the residential area at Rabbittown
with Ashland.

Construction is tentatively planned for 2024 depending
on completion of design and availability of funds. New right-of-way
and relocation of utilities may 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.

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, Glendive office at PO Box 890,
Glendive, MT  59330-0890. Please note that comments are for project
UPN 9601000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District
Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Consultant Project
Engineer Thaddeus Lesnik at (406) 657 0224 with questions 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:  SF 179 ASHLAND RABBITTOWN

Project ID:  HSIP 37-2(43)61

Control Number:  9601000