Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Safety Improvements On MT 200 N. Of Thompson Falls

Thompson Falls, Montana - The Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a
proposal to widen the roadway shoulders and flatten roadside slopes
on about 7 miles of MT 200, beginning at Whitepine Lane and ending
near Gebhardt Lane, approximately 5 miles north of Thompson Falls. 

Proposed work includes widening roadway shoulders to 4 feet,
installing rumble strips, and flattening roadside slopes. In places
where the roadway cannot be widened, guardrail will be installed. The
purpose of the project is to improve roadway safety by providing a
safer recoverable area should a vehicle leave the travel lane.

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, Missoula office at PO Box 7039,
Missoula, MT 59807-7039.  Please note that comments are for project
UPN 9610000.

The public is encouraged to contact Missoula District
Administrator Bob Vosen at (406) 523-5802 or Project Design Engineer
Scott Gerken at (406) 444 5446 for additional information.

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.