Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Proposed Resurfacing On Highway 287 Near Virginia City

Virginia City, Montana - The Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a
proposal to resurface about 6 miles of Highway 287. The project
begins at the east end of Virginia City where the three lane highway
tapers back to a two lane and extends northwesterly ending 3 miles
east of Alder.

Proposed work includes resurfacing the roadway,
upgrading the guardrail, installing new signage and centerline rumble
strips, a chip seal, striping the roadway, and shoulder improvements
in Virginia & Nevada City. There will also be some
pedestrian-friendly enhancements within the town of Virginia City.
The purpose of the project is to address pavement distress and to
increase the life of the existing roadway.  

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, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT 
59702-3068. Please note that comments are for project UPN 9873000.

The public is encouraged to contact Butte District Administrator
William Fogarty at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design Engineer Tyrel
Murfitt at (406) 444-6227 for additional information.

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