Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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MDT News

Proposed Bridge Replacement On MT 287 Over Granite Creek

VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA - The Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a
proposal to replace the bridge that crosses over Granite Creek on
Highway 287, approximately three miles northwest of Virginia City and
extends approximately .5 miles east and .5 miles west of the

Proposed work includes removing the existing bridge and
constructing a new bridge with minor roadway grading or widening. The
new bridge will be located approximately 150 feet to the east of the
existing bridge. The purpose of the project is to replace the
existing structurally deficient bridge over Granite Creek on Montana
Highway 287.

A stream restoration project on Granite Creek is being
completed by the Ruby Valley Conservation District in conjunction
with the MDT project. The stream restoration project is being
designed and funded by the Ruby Valley Conservation District.

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, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT 
59702-3068.  Please note that comments are for project UPN 8932000.

The public is encouraged to contact Project Consultant Engineer
Jonathan Weaver at (406) 495 6171 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.