Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Proposed Pavement Preservation Project Southwest Of Browning

Browning, MT - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would
like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to
improve about 2 miles of Highway 2, southwest of Browning. The
project begins about 2 miles southwest of the BNSF railroad overpass
and extends northeasterly for nearly 2.5 miles ending near the new

Proposed road work includes crack sealing the new and
existing cracks, applying a new asphalt overlay and finishing the new
pavement with a chip seal. Pavement markings and signing will be
upgraded, and centerline and shoulder rumble strips will be recut.
The BNSF bridge deck will be sealed and the guardrail adjacent to the
bridge will be upgraded to box beam guardrail. The purpose of the
project is to preserve the life of the roadway.

The project is
tentatively scheduled for construction in 2022, 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, Great Falls office at PO Box 1359,
Great Falls, MT  59403-1359. Please note that comments are for
project UPN 9399000.

The public is encouraged to contact Great Falls
District Preconstruction Engineer James Combs at (406) 788-2773 or
Project Design Engineer RJ Snyder at (406) 444-6229 for additional

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.