Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Proposed Resurfacing For Secondary Hwy 243 North Of Saco

Saco, Montana - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would
like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to
overlay approximately 6.5 miles of Secondary Highway 243, north of
Saco. The project begins at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and
Secondary Highway 243 in Saco and extends north ending near where the
highway surface turns to gravel (at reference post 14.7).

work includes applying a new asphalt overlay and chip seal,
construction of ADA compliant sidewalk curb ramps as needed on the
east side of Highway 243 in Saco, and paving the intersections with
Frenchman Dam and Milk River Roads. Other work will include, new
pavement painting, signage, guardrail, bridge rail revisions and
bridge deck repairs. The purpose of the project is to extend the life
of the pavement and to reduce maintenance costs.

The project is
tentatively scheduled for construction in 2023, 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, Glendive office at PO Box 890,
Glendive, MT  59330-0890.  Please note that comments are for project
UPN 9854000.

The public is encouraged to contact Glendive District
Administrator Shane Mintz at (406) 345-8212 or Project Design
Engineer Megan Cail at (406) 444-6230 with questions or comments. 

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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.