Montana Department of Transportation

Malcolm “Mack” Long, Director


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Proposed Resurfacing Project On MT Hwy 43 North Of Wisdom

Wisdom, MT - The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would
like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to
resurface about 9.5 miles of Highway 43, north of Wisdom. The project
begins north of the county line at the Big Hole River bridge and
extends east ending near the Sportsmans Campground.

Proposed work
includes milling the existing surface, applying a new overlay, and
finishing with a chip seal. The project also includes new pavement
markings, signing, and guardrail. The purpose of the project is to
extend the service life of the roadway, provide additional skid
resistance, and take cost-effective action to preserve and maintain
the existing 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, Butte office at PO Box 3068, Butte, MT 
59702-3068. Please note that comments are for project UPN 9485000.

The public is encouraged to contact Butte District Administrator
William Fogarty at (406) 494-9635 or Project Design Engineer Joe
Walsh at (406) 494-9622 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.